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All in the Family at 50: The TV They’re Afraid to Air Today

When liberals and conservatives could live together, get nasty — and still love each other

1977 photo from the television program “All in the Family.” In this episode, Archie (Carroll O’Connor) agonizes over the disappearance of his favorite chair while Edith (Jean Stapleton) tries to cope. Publicity photo by CBS Television via Wikimedia Commons.

Rolling Stone Magazine just ranked All in the Family the fifth-best comedy in television history as the breakthrough show turned 50.

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Joseph Serwach

Joseph Serwach

Story + Identity = Mission. Author, Writer: Journalism, Leadership Culture, Communications, Religion, Education, History. Inspiration: Catholic, Polish.

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