Yeah, Saunders replaced Benson on Soap
when Benson left to get his own show.
Roscoe Lee Brown was an amazing man. He taught literature, French and English at Lincoln University in his 20's and then went into acting in his 30's where he soon made is mark in stage, film and voice work (with that unmistakable baritone voice), and later in television. He was a real leader in breaking new ground for African-American actors. He's won numerous awards. In addition to all that, he even broke the world record in the 800-yard dash in 1951! He sadly passed away last year at age 82.
I love your TV channel idea! That would be really cool, especially if they included the original commercials!
I guess it's no surprise that I also tend to prefer the older TV shows, the good ones anyway. There are just not that many modern shows that I like. I think technically shows of today are better (particularly in the editing department), but the "magic" is just there for a lot of them. Of course, there are also a lot of really bad "old" shows as well. I just think there are a higher percentage of bad shows today vs. then.