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  •  I was referring to something else (12+ / 0-)

    The 80s is when a lot of white people decided that everything was better, and it was time to move on. That's when television went from having shows like "All in the Family" to shows like "Silver Spoons," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "The Cosby Show." That's when movies took a huge step backwards in terms of racial and gender equality. Instead of continuing the conversation about social progress, everything was brought to a halt. A lot of people decided to comfort themselves during this decade and the next with nice little lies.

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 01:56:31 PM PST

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    •  Exactly moviemeister, good point !!! I took (13+ / 0-)

      notice of that especially when I had the flu and was in bed for a week.  My eyes would get tired from reading when I managed to be awake and I started watching some old sitcoms on TV.  There was a show in the 70s, a spinoff from All in the Famiily about a strong, independent liberal, middle aged woman, Maude played by the very talented Bea Arthur. Well Maude has an abortion because she does not want a baby at age 47 and the show got good ratings and lasted another 5 years. They talked openly about abortion and womens issues and one show even dealt with the Equal Rights Amendment and how it was close to becoming a reality.
      They talked about politics and celebrated progressive issues.

      But then the 80s came and I do not recall a single sitcom dealing with social issues like these 7os era shows did.

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      by wishingwell on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 02:13:25 PM PST

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