September 15, 1934: The first ever musical drama comedy went on air on NBC from the studios of WEAF. The stars of the show were Eddie Green and Ernest Whitman, who were often termed as ‘network radio's only colored comedians’. The musical drama comedy that starred Eddie Green and Ernest Whitman was titled The Gibson Family . The program combined the elements of a musical with those of a romantic comedy. The program was aired as a 1-hour radio program sponsored by Procter & Gamble for promotion of its product Ivory Flake.