The Case for Black With a Capital B


Series Evolution

Basic Black is a production of WGBH Boston.  Since 1968, Emmy Award-winning weekly television series Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has served as a vehicle for African American community engagement and for the sharing and celebration of its rich history and culture.  While the show is New England’s longest running weekly television series devoted to programming for African Americans, our audience has expanded to include viewers from a broader spectrum of communities of color.  Basic Black provides an opportunity for our audience to hear engaging, thoughtful, and unscripted conversations on issues both contemporary and timeless.