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

Amos n Andy Anatomy of a Controversy: This documentary examines the history of _Amos n Andy Show, The (1951), the first all-black-cast show on American television. The show only lasted a few years before the network succumbed to pressure from civil-rights groups, which said that it portrayed blacks in a negative light. The show was also pulled from re-runs in the mid-60s for the same reason. Clips--and one entire episode--from the series are shown, as are interviews with several members of the original cast and several current black actors and comedians.

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