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Amos n' Andy: the Backstory

Event Type: Community Services
Date: 2/13/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 Sal St. George will present the Backstory of America’s most controversial comedy. From 1928 through 1960, on radio and television, the Amos and Andy Show was one of the most successful, yet controversial, programs ever to hit the airwaves. In this program, we will unravel what inspired the early incarnations of the show, the two men who created and originally portrayed the characters, the impact of its popularity on radio, the racial stereotyping of the main characters and the rapid demise of the program during its television debut. Finally, we will explore its influence on the world of comedy.

Location: Community Room A
Link: Register for program here.