An appreciation and discussion thread about television producer Norman Lear and his pioneering small screen comedies. All in the Family Sanford and Son Maude Good Times The Jeffersons One Day at a Time Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman ..... and the others! I haven't considerable knowledge on Lear or his career, but I have done some exclusive studying on classic TV, and I know that Lear's name is a staple among historians for being an innovative and trend-setting producer of hilariously witty TV comedies. Let's discuss Mr. Lear and his art. Which one is your favorite?