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Saturday, September 5, 2020

A trip to the last century!


1971: 'All in the Family' debuts

The groundbreaking sitcom "All in the Family" held the #1 spot in the Neilsen ratings for five of its nine-year run that began in January of 1971. The show, written and produced by Norman Lear, followed the ups and downs of a working-class family in Queens with a bigot as its patriarch. The show was the first on television to address the pressing social issues of its day, including racism and sexism. Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor, pictured here with Jean Stapleton's Edith Bunker character) was a dock worker who drove a cab for extra income and whose personality was meant as a satirical representation of nonsensical intolerance.


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