TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show aired on NBC/CBS radio from 1928 to 1960. It was adapted
to television in June of 1951 and ran until April 1953 with 78 filmed episodes, and 
was sponsored by the Blatz Brewing Company. The television series used African-
American actors in the main roles, although the actors were instructed to keep
their voices and speech patterns as close to the radio show actors Gosden and
Correll’s as possible. Produced at the Hal Roach Studios for CBS, it was one of
the first television series to be filmed with a multi-camera setup, four months
before the I Love Lucy show used the same technique.

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Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll were radio’s
Amos ‘n’ Andy

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