On the show "Amos 'n' Andy," syndicated radio actors Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll portrayed two black men, Amos and Andy
, who came to the city from the South.
The update includes 200 new entries, including "the dot com boom and bust, Clinton's impeachment, the events of September 11, and American's war on terrorism." Designed to "enlighten and entertain as well as inform," the volume includes brief entries on AARP, Abbott and Costello, the Afghanistan War, AIDS, Woody Allen, the ACLU, "Amos and Andy
," Maya Angelou, the Ashcan School, Arthur Ashe, Fred Astaire, and the atomic bomb.