all in the family
Beverly La Salle broke cultural barriers when she first appeared on the CBS sitcom in 1975 but also reinforced a TV trope, writer Matt Baume finds.
A 44-year-old episode of the CBS sitcom featured Beverly La Salle, an empowered drag character, writer Matt Baume notes in his "Culture Cruise" series.
"All In The Family" episode is eerily similar to the president's call to arm teachers.
While Lear has always been game to tell other people's stories, it was only recently that he gave the nod to tell his own
He also shared a refreshing take on what it "feels" like to be in his 90s.
"The problems are still there to be talked about."
The 67th Emmy Awards will come and go, and the winners will, no doubt, celebrate. It just reminds us every year that the shows we watch on a regular basis (or not), will get the recognition they deserve. Let's take a moment to shout out to an unrecognized category -- best catchphrases.
In the 1970s, Bob Newhart found himself literally in the middle of a revolution. He did not look the type. In his "button-down" appearance and deadpan delivery and demeanor, he resembled what he was before he embarked on his standup comedy career; an accountant.
In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.
I think the producers sometimes succumb to the emotion of the moment and don't stop to think that in honoring one in the manner they did for Williams it does a huge disservice to those who are shown for a second or so with an 8x10 glossy.
All in the Family, a sitcom that dealt with contemporary cultural issues like no other show had dared, focused on everyday concerns and their effect on an average middle-class family. In 2014, not much has changed.
Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed