Norman Lear Calls TV Abortion Taboo ‘Pathetic’ 45 Years After ‘Maude’ Plot
|05/11/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
To Norman Lear, creator of iconic sitcoms including the ‘70s “Maude,” the fact that abortion is still a relatively taboo subject for TV is more than disappointing.
“It’s pathetic,” he told Cosmopolitan for a lengthy piece providing an oral history of how abortion makes it on TV.
In 1972, “Maude” made history for becoming one of the very first shows to depict a woman on screen deciding to terminate a pregnancy and also go through with her choice. Lear tackled the issue in the very first season during a two-part episode called “Maude’s Dilemma,” in which the 47-year-old character read more >>>