Search our Calendar of Events

Find The Fun

Everything NYC
Be in the know with City Guide

Event Details

This event has already taken place. View the Latest Events

Why All In The Family Still Matters Lecture

Jan 25 | Sat |


Due to the coronavirus, please call to ensure this event is still happening before you leave home.

Buy Tickets
View Website

All in the Family Lecture

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2020 Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Location: Kingsland Homestead Price: $5 for Adults, $3 for Members and Students

All in the Family was a popular sitcom that aired between 1971 and 1979, it was set in our very own Queens! Rutgers University Press recently published Those Were the Days: Why All in the Family Still Matters by Jim Cullen. The author is a local – New York based too!

The lecture will be about how All in the Family was more than just a wildly popular television sitcom that routinely drew 50 million viewers weekly. The sitcom was also a touchstone of American life, so much so that the living room chairs of the two main characters have spent the last 40 years on display at the Smithsonian. The author will focus on how did a show this controversial and boundary-breaking show managed to become so widely beloved.

Those Were the Days is the first full-length study of this remarkable television program. Created by Norman Lear and produced by Bud Yorkin, All in the Family dared to address such taboo topics as rape, abortion, menopause, homosexuality, and racial prejudice in a way that no other sitcom had before. Through a close analysis of the sitcom’s four main characters—boorish bigot Archie Bunker, his devoted wife Edith, their feminist daughter Gloria, and her outspoken liberal husband Mike—the author; Jim Cullen, will share how All in the Family was able to bridge the generation gap and appeal to a broad spectrum of American viewers in an age when a network broadcast model of television created a shared national culture.

Venue: Queens Historical Society- Kingsland Homestead

143-35 37th Avenue Map
718-939-0647 ext. 17