May we all live long enough to be as happy as Norman Lear. The producer who transformed TV comedy in the 1970s with hits like All in the Family and The Jeffersons turned 94 last week, and is clearly tickled to be able to impress people just by entering a room under his own power.
Ellen Gray is the television critic for the Daily News and the Inquirer, and has written about TV since 1994. Her mind will go blank if you ask her to name her favorite show, because she has so many, but she would love to hear about yours.
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