Main | Friday, July 27, 2012

Norman Lear Turns 90 Today

Today is legendary television producer Norman Lear's 90th birthday so I thought I'd note the occasion with the below 1971 clip from All In The Family, which is considered by some to have been the first sitcom to realistically grapple with gay issues. I was eleven years old when this episode aired and I distinctly recall wondering if I was going to have to move to England.

RELATED: A few years ago I was lucky enough to meet and sputter out a few words of thanks to Mr. Lear in the lobby after Bea Arthur's memorial. He was very kind to me.

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