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A Talk with TV Iconoclast Norman Lear

Alex J. Berliner

Connecticut native Norman Lear changed the face of TV. And he did it in part by changing the faces on TV.

On his groundbreaking sitcoms, he brought us the bigoted Archie Bunker of All in the Family, a brash feminist in Maude, the upwardly mobile African-American The Jeffersons, and the struggling Black family in the projects of Good Times—and that’s just to name a very few.

Norman Lear has a new memoir out, it’s called, Even This I Get to Experience  WSHU’s Mark Herz talked to Norman Lear about how he transformed the American sit-com.

Mark is a former All Things Considered host and former senior editor with WSHU.