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Basic Black LIVE: Religion, Politics & Tiger Woods

(Originally broadcast December 17, 2009) ‘Tis the season... so our topic this week is religion — specifically the politics of religion. By examining several examples over the past year (from the political activism of white evangelicals to, most recently, the role of black ministers in the Boston mayoral election), our conversation will explore what can happen at the intersection of religion and politics. Additionally we'll take a look at race and Tiger Woods.

Our panel this week is Callie Crossley, media commentator; Latoyia Edwards, New England Cable News, and Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University.

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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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