Amos 'n Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy (1983)

Genres - Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Synopsis

Comedian George Kirby narrates a 1983 retrospective on the sitcom (1951-53), which was withdrawn from syndication in 1966 following a six-year NAACP protest. Included: a history of the series; an entire episode, "Kingfish Sells a Lot"; clips from other shows; and interviews with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Redd Foxx, Henry Lee Moon (former NAACP spokesman), Alvin Childress (Amos), Ernestine Wade (Sapphire) and Marla Gibbs.

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controversy, cross-cultural-relations, racial-tension, sitcom, television