Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Amos N Andy

Amos N Andy was looked at as a hit show in the the 50's and it continued syndicated through the 1960's. The Amos 'n Andy Show was produced from 1951 to 1953 with 78 filmed episodes. If a white person was to watch this show, they would think that all black people acted this way. This show brought so much stereotypical antics by the lead characters. Walter White explained that black cannot stop stereotypes because of television display of how blacks act, claiming how Negro Doctors are looked as thieves and lawyers are cowards. NAACP believed that it should be taken off air, because they had seven legitimate reasons why it should be taken off such as every character was dumb and everyone in the cast was a clown or crook. It wasn't that the CBS owner was racist to keep the show on for three years, the show was making money for the network. The only positive side an individual can look at this is that CBS gave a lot of Negros a chance in the entertainment field including television.


At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show was just funny. The acting was amazing.


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