Join us at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the Mandell JCC.
$5 for JHSGH Members, $10 non-members.

Norman Lear was a giant in TV history. His first major show, “All in the Family,” was a biting commentary on American life, taking on bigotry and abortion, at a time when safer shows like ‘Bewitched’ and “The Brady Bunch’ ruled the airwaves. Lear was known for his longevity, continuing to actively work in the industry until his recent death at the age of 101 and for his political activism. Join us to hear from Quinnipiac University professor Julie Buck how Norman Lear spent formative years in Hartford and how his voice changed American television with more complex stories and shows that made a difference.

Julie Buck works in film as a producer, artist and archivist. Her projects have been exhibited worldwide at major film festivals and art galleries. She worked for six years as the head archivist of the Harvard Film Archive. She has an MFA in film from Columbia University, is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, the Producer’s Guild of America and is currently an Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Media Arts at Quinnipiac University.

This program is sponsored by the Jerry and Libbian Cohen Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.


Lear shows:
All in the Family 1971-1979

The Jeffersons 1975-1985

Maude 1972-1978

Sanford and Son 1972-1977

Good Times 1974-1979

Archie Bunker’s Place