Norman Lear and How his Sitcoms Changed Television Culture


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Norman Lear and How his Sitcoms Changed Television Culture
Norman Lear discusses his sitcoms and states, “The question I’m always asked is did television and what you were doing with it in those years, did it mirror what was happening in the country or did it lead what was happening.” The fact is that Norman Lear who created several sitcoms did change television from shows similar to Leave It to Beaver, where the family is perfect to shows that portrayed families to show that families are not perfect. Norman Lear changed the cultural history of television families that focused on the American Dream for families to sitcoms that brought laughter and showed families as imperfect and funny. A study of Norman Lear’s sitcoms will show how his...
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