Celebrating 50 Years Of 'The Andy Griffith Show'

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Greensboro, NC -- Its theme song is catchy enough to get stuck in your head for hours. But it's the message of "The Andy Griffith Show" that's stuck around for all these years.

Fifty years after the show debuted on CBS, it still airs twice a day on WFMY News 2. The Good Morning Show is honoring that incredible run with a series of special reports and interviews.

Click on the video on the right-hand side of this page to see more.

There's no doubt people still enjoy the hijinks of Sheriff Andy Taylor and his sidekick, Deputy Barney Fife. All these years after Griffith ended the show in 1968, he's still one of the Piedmont's favorite sons. He's had highways named in his honor and even NASCAR Sprint Cup race cars painted to celebrate his show's staying power.

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning  10 years ago, Griffith said he and his co-stars had no idea their example of what's right about America would mean so much to so many for so long.

"We didn't know what were were doing," Griffith said in the interview. "We didn't know that it would be on for over 40 years. It's never been off the air for over 40 years."

Now, incredibly enough, you can make that 50. And chances are it's not going to stop entertaining us for years to come.

WFMY News 2

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