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FATHER TO SON (1958)::

FATHER TO SON (1958): “They say a woman’s place is in the home, and I guess as long as she’s in the home she might as well be in the kitchen.”

WIFE TO HUSBAND (1972)::

WIFE TO HUSBAND (1972) : “Housework is an important job, Archie. It’s just as important as your job.”

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WHAT HAPPENED?

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THINGS CHANGED

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ATTITUDES CHANGED

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TIMES CHANGED

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TV CHANGED, TOO

70 THINGS ABOUT THE 1970S THAT TURNED A DECADE INTO A REVOLUTION:

70 THINGS ABOUT THE 1970S THAT TURNED A DECADE INTO A REVOLUTION

A REVOLUTION ON THE STREETS...:

A REVOLUTION ON THE STREETS... led to a revolution on the screen (Or was it the other way around?)

THE NEWS SAW IT:

THE NEWS SAW IT

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A black-and-white world was becoming color

GENRES CHANGED:

GENRES CHANGED

...AND CHANGED:

...AND CHANGED

... AND CHANGED:

... AND CHANGED

...AND CHANGED:

...AND CHANGED

...AND CHANGED :

...AND CHANGED

BUT THE BIGGEST CHANGE WAS A SINGLE SHOT HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD:

BUT THE BIGGEST CHANGE WAS A SINGLE SHOT HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD (it changed everything )

AMERICA HAD BEEN WARNED:

AMERICA HAD BEEN WARNED “ The program you are about to see is  All In The Family . It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices, and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show – in a mature fashion – just how absurd they are.” -- CBS disclaimer at the top of AITF premiere (January 12 1971)

AMERICA DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE WARNING:

AMERICA DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE WARNING

AS WAS HAPPENING IN THE MOVIES (IF NOT REAL LIFE):

AS WAS HAPPENING IN THE MOVIES (IF NOT REAL LIFE) Anti-heroes arrived Stories were left unresolved Comedy made audiences cry Drama made audiences laugh The black-and-white of authority and justice was now seen in shades of gray And taboos were smashed

TV 1970-1975:

TV 1970-1975 rape divorce homosexuality extra-marital sex mental health menopause abortion birth control

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(and those were the sitcoms)

ELSEWHERE IN PRIME-TIME:

ELSEWHERE IN PRIME-TIME cop burn-out pedophilia child abuse incest venereal disease suicide coming-out drug abuse anti- semiticism book-burning trans-sexuality

A NEW KIND OF COMEDY (WITH FACES AND STORIES THAT RELFLECT THE COUNTRY):

A NEW KIND OF COMEDY (WITH FACES AND STORIES THAT RELFLECT THE COUNTRY)

A NEW KIND OF DRAMATIC STORYTELLING:

A NEW KIND OF DRAMATIC STORYTELLING

A NEW KIND OF MOVIE -- AND A NEW KIND OF MOVIE-MAKING:

A NEW KIND OF MOVIE -- AND A NEW KIND OF MOVIE-MAKING

A NEW KIND OF NON-FICTION STORYTELLING BECOMES A TV LANDMARK:

A NEW KIND OF NON-FICTION STORYTELLING BECOMES A TV LANDMARK

AND TV ADDRESSES THE BIGGEST ISSUE OF THE DECADE (IN ITS OWN WAY):

AND TV ADDRESSES THE BIGGEST ISSUE OF THE DECADE (IN ITS OWN WAY)

BUT INROADS ARE MADE:

BUT INROADS ARE MADE

“Don’t presume to tell me what I mean.”:

“Don’t presume to tell me what I mean.” -- Kate Lawrence to husband Doug Lawrence, FAMILY , “The Best Years” (pilot) March 1976

THE NEW NORMAL OF 1970s TV:

THE NEW NORMAL OF 1970s TV independence experimentation shades of gray anti-heroes character comedy over situation comedy irony unresolved / ongoing situations empowerment behind as well as in front of the camera ...and...

REPRESENTATION & ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

REPRESENTATION & ACKNOWLEDGMENT

TV ENDS THE DECADE AS A YOUNG ADULT:

TV ENDS THE DECADE AS A YOUNG ADULT IT SEES AND REFLECTS ...

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...WHAT’S GOING ON

70 THINGS ABOUT THE 1970S THAT TURNED A DECADE INTO A REVOLUTION:

70 THINGS ABOUT THE 1970S THAT TURNED A DECADE INTO A REVOLUTION “...a must read for anyone interested in 1970s, pop culture and America history. ” " Highly recommended!"