This Day in Black History: Jan. 14, 1972

The popular sitcom Sanford and Son premieres.

Posted: 01/14/2012 07:00 AM EST

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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