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Basic Black: Polls and Predictions Going Into November 6


Originally broadcast on November 2, 2012.

As the nation heads into election day on November 6, Basic Black considers the relevance of polls and the persistence of predictions.  And what does it say about the candidates and this country that the race is so close?

In conversation:
- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Peniel Joseph, professor of history Tufts University; Du Bois Fellow, Harvard University
- Robert Fortes, Republican strategist


(Photo: Early voting, Ohio 2012. Source: Associated Press.)

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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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