Norman Lear - The granddad of '70s TV comedy
There was a time when Norman Lear ruled the television production landscape with his socially relevant comedies.
During the 1970s and ’80s, shows such as “All in the Family,” “Maude” and “One Day at a Time” enthralled viewers and critics alike with sharp, incisive writing and deft acting that not only made them laugh but think. They were also were fixtures during awards season, snatching up multiple Emmys and Golden Globes.
Probably the most successful was “All in the Family.” Airing on CBS from 1971-79, the show brought fame to a character actor named Carroll O’Connor, who made working class bigot Archie Bunker one of the all-time iconic male characters in television history and a man for all of the people. While to some he embodied the absurdity of prejudice with his slurs, ignorance and archaic thinking, others embraced him as their kind of guy.
Viewers can catch him and the Bunker family in action by tuning into this landmark sitcom, which airs daily on getTV.