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.
He also shared a refreshing take on what it "feels" like to be in his 90s.
When you listen to Norman Lear speak, it's like a masterclass in humanity. He is confident, compassionate and remarkably sensitive to those voices that have the most difficulty being heard.
The creator of "All in the Family" explains.