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  • Spike Lee on Tyler Perry: ‘God Bless Him’ (Video)

    Aug 20, 12 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments

    *Director Spike Lee spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon about stereotypes in film, and the conversation inevitably swung around to Tyler Perry. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The two directors traded public barbs after Lee, in 2009 said, among other things, that Perry’s films “harken back to ‘Amos n’ Andy’. Perry responded by famously saying Spike […]

  • A 60th Anniversary Perspective on … The Amos ‘n’ Andy Television Show (Pt.2)

    Jun 28, 11 by EurPublisher 8 Comments

    Preface to Part II On June 28, 1951, the “Amos ‘n’ Andy Television Show” debuted, making it the first “all-black” television series – ever.  Yes…”The Beulah Show” starring Ethel Waters aired before “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” but it featured an integrated (yes, white and black) cast of actors and actresses.  In Part I, the essence of […]

  • A 60th Anniversary Perspective on … the Amos ‘n’ Andy TV Show (Pt.1)

    Jun 26, 11 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    *June 28, 1951 proved to be more than just another hot summer night of programming for the  relatively new medium called television.  The date marked CBS’ debut of Amos ‘n’ Andy, a situational comedy featuring an “all-black” cast. The airing of this outrageously funny program was the first ever “all-black” television series, and was a […]