Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The same old fights

Yesterday, Dan Savage posted his must-read for the day, a 35-year-old episode of All in the Family called "Cousin Liz." In it, Norman Lear introduced a lesbian to the American public. It's amazing watching it now. Yes, the show can get a little preachy, but the edge and honesty it brought most of the time sets it apart from most sitcoms.

So I'm doing my part, as Dan requested. I'm spreading the word on it. Some of what Edith says just makes me tear up. And why are we still having these same fights, thirty-five years later?