Pop Culture & Performing Arts

Warning The Program You Are About to See Is All in the Family: The Show that Transformed Television

All in the Family creator Norman Lear takes fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

Television was changed forever in 1971 with the premiere of All in the Family. Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor), his wife Edith (Jean Stapleton), daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers), and son-in-law Mike “Meathead” Stivic (Rob Reiner) instantly became—and half a century later still are—four of the most iconic characters in television.
Here, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty episodes that exemplify why All in the Family remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from its costars, writers, directors, and guest stars. With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by superfan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to this seminal series and a must for fans of television comedy.

About The Author

Producer, philanthropist, and activist Norman Lear won his first Emmy in 1971 and his most recent one in 2020. His memoir, Even This I Get to Experience, was published in 2014. Jimmy Kimmel is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He executive-produced and hosted the Live in Front of a Studio Audience productions All in the Family and The Jeffersons and All in the Family and Good TimesJim Colucci is a television historian and writer. He is the author of Will & Grace: Fabulously Uncensored, and the New York Times best-seller Golden Girls Forever.

  • Publish Date: October 05, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Performing Arts - Television - Genres - Comedy
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $39.95
  • CDN Price: $53.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-3973-7

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