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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Senate & Obama's First Year

This week on Basic Black: We examine the stunning defeat of Democrat Martha Coakley in the election for US Senate and the impact of Republican Scott Brown’s victory on the Obama Administration’s legislative agenda. We’ll also take a look at Barack Obama’s first year as president, one year and a day since his inauguration. Our panelists this week: writer Kim McLarin, Latoyia Edwards, New England Cable News, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Boston University professor of journalism, Isabel Wilkerson, and Peniel Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University and author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power To Barack Obama.

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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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