The way I look at it, television can be broken into two parts: B.N. and A.N.
Before Norman and After Norman, right? He's the most influential producer in the history of television because of this gigantic change that happened when All in the Family hit the air. CBS news presents, 'Look Up and Live.' Today, 'Laughter: Hurt or Heal? I have to say, I have to feel that the laughter hurts; that the repetition of these stereotype terms that we thought had died tends to be hurtful and harmful to the public good.
Well, Mr. Lear? I've heard all these epithets. If they had died, where had they gone to? I don't - did - do you really believe that All in the Family resurrected them from from death? So...my mission is to entertain. I chose to entertain with what I consider real people.