Norman Lear changed TV forever

From The Globe & Mail

Eddie Murphy reminisces, in Delirious, that he went into show business for the women. He figured that if Jimmie Walker of Good Times was getting some, he was going to bed everything in sight. (He says this far more succinctly, and profanely.)

And this, the great comic’s observation of a black man’s success in an hitherto white man’s TV world, shoots straight at the heart of the profound impact of Norman Lear’s work.

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