Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19, 1929: The First Broadcast of Amos and Andy on NBC

August 19, 1929: NBC network broadcast the Amos and Andy radio program that starred Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll for the first time.

Amos 'n' Andy was a situation comedy set in the African-American community and was very popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s on both radio and television.

Amos and Andy was the first radio comedy series, written and voiced by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in station WMAQ in Chicago. Amos and Andy grew and had a huge influence on many radio series that followed.


  1. Just a plain funny series, regardless of who the actors are or who they are suppose to be. Everybody knows somebod like the characters on the show no matter what their background.

  2. Two of the writers went on to do Leave It To Beaver; Conelly and Mosher.