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'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You': Nearing 100, the TV producer is sincere and ready to reflect

'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You': Nearing 100, the TV producer is sincere and ready to reflect

The bright and bushy way to consider television producer Norman Lear goes like this: He had something to do with '70s socially-aware sitcoms such as "All In The Family" (in which an endless ideological battle is fought between an annoying, usually correct liberal and a racist but very entertaining aged white hardhat) and "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons" (in which, respectively, the resiliency of black poverty and the black middle class is explored with a great deal of sympathy and some troubling buffoonery), and "Maude" (in which the women's rights movement got the sitcom treatment via a liberated, white woman who, in one...

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