Henry Allen, American - Early
"Broadcast over WNYC from October 8 to November 12,  Henry Allen, American
was an early attempt to create an African-American serial. The title played off the name recognition of the popular white comedy The Aldrich Family
with the teen hero Henry Aldrich. This black program followed Henry Allen, a black youth, and 'the pathos, humor, events...that Henry and his family are confronted with.' The series, like most dramatic black shows, could not find a sponsor, and aired only six times."
Source: Ryan, Ellett, Encyclopedia of Black Radio in the United States, 1921-1955
, McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, 2012. pg. 80. Ellett cites WNYC Files at the New York Amsterdam News, November 25, 1944, p. 8B.
Voices at the New York Public Library: Professor Laurence Tribe
at the Celeste Bartos Forum in 1988.