On This Day…

All in the Family….

January 12, 1971….

The TV show All in the Family debuts on CBS. It was groundbreaking for handling previously taboo topics such as racism, homosexuality, women’s lib, religion, and the Vietnam War.
The episode in which Sammy Davis, Jr. kissed Archie Bunker was for decades considered the longest studio audience laughter of any TV show and became known as “The Kiss Heard Round the World.”