This Day in Black History: Jan. 14, 1972

This Day in Black History: Jan. 14, 1972

The popular sitcom Sanford and Son debuts on NBC.

Published January 14, 2012

The sitcom Sanford and Son, starring legendary comedian Redd Foxx, premieres on NBC. The show chronicled the daily misadventures of Fred Sanford (played by Foxx), a widowed junk dealer known for his bitter sarcasm, and his son in Los Angeles. It would be popular with audiences and ran for a total of six seasons.    

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Written by Britt Middleton

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