The show was a teen dance and music show and ran from 1957 to until 1964 on WJZ-TV until the show was canceled.
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The show was a teen dance and music show and ran from 1957 to until 1964. Hosted by Buddy Deane, who was among the first to play rock'n'roll on radio. It went to air six days a week, and featured a regular rotation of dancers known as the Committee, as well as lip-synced performances by artists like Bobby Darin and Connie Francis. The show included teens to dance on the show. In 1964 the show was canceled when, there were protests and bomb threats as WJZ decided not to have black and white teenagers dancing together on television.
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|Channing Wilroy||-||Regular performer (1957-1959) unknown episodes|
Hairspray movie was inspired by this show and was based off of the the events but unlike the movies, instead of the show being integrated, it was cancelled.