Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Amos & Andy

Sixty years ago today America got their first look at Amos & Andy when the long time radio hit debuted on television.

Amos & Andy was a Chicago institution. (I've previously written about the show for Just One Bad Century, if you're interested)

Check out this video. It's the original (white) radio Amos & Andy introducing the new (black) television cast. It might make you a little uncomfortable. Let's just say it certainly isn't 1951 anymore.

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