Families that changed TV
In the beginning there was "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," white middle-class families reflected an advertising ideal as much as a demographic reality. Over the years, TV dealt more overtly with the ever-changing definition of family.
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'Julia' | 1968
"The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963), "Julia" (starring Diahann Carroll, above right) and "One Day at a Time" (1975) portrayed single-parent families with the added bonus of the parents being (in order of shockingness) a man, an African American and divorced.