Amos 'n' Andy

It is related that some time ago the proprietor of a Washington cinema theatre observed that his audiences were unusually sparse around the hour of 7 p. m. He was told that Washington housewives, husbands and children, instead of flocking to his theatre immediately after dinner, were staying home by their radios to hear the daily ten-minute broadcast of a blackface team called Amos 'n' Andy. To the proprietor it seemed incredible that such a brief radio feature could substantially affect his profits. But he wired his theatre for radio, broadcast Amos...

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