TV icon Norman Lear brings ‘Family’ to Miami Book Fair

November 21, 2014 7:00 AM

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TV icon Norman Lear brings ‘Family’ to Miami Book Fair

For his pioneering television shows in the 1970s — All in the Family, Maude and Sanford and Son — he was labeled “the No. 1 enemy of the American family” by religious leader Jerry Falwell and made it onto President Richard Nixon’s “Enemies List.”

Decades later, he was named a National Medal of the Arts honoree by President Bill Clinton for the same shows, as well as such groundbreaking, boundary-busting landmarks as Good Times, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time and the syndicated soap opera spoof, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

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