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HULU PICK - Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy

Just stumbled across the documentary below on Hulu this afternoon. It's an hour-long piece on the once popular, yet highly controversial radio and eventual TV series on CBS, Amos 'n' Andy, which I'm sure we've all heard of.

CBS eventually took the series off the air in 1953 due to fervent protests from civil rights groups at the time; although it continued in syndicated reruns from 1954 until 1966.

In this 1978, a one-hour documentary, titled, Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy, we are given a history of the franchise, from its radio days, to the CBS series, and features interviews with then-surviving cast members. The who, what, where, when, how and why of it all... It could be much more extensive and thorough, but it's a start.

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