American Masters

Norman Lear on how Sammy Davis, Jr. Broke Barriers on TV

Clip: Season 33 Episode 2 | 1m 59s

Norman Lear talks about Sammy Davis, Jr.’s guest appearance on All in the Family and how it became an iconic television moment.

Aired: 02/19/19

Rating: NR

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