I had never paid much attention to Lear.
I feel that his brilliance was lost on me because most of his work was accomplished in the ’70’s and ’80’s. many people were certainly entertained, but I suspect most may have failed to appreciate what was happening between the lines.
I genuinely enjoyed his interview with Katie Couric (https://screen.yahoo.com/katie-couric-interviews/yahoo-news-interview-legendary-sitcom-044210555.html).
perhaps my favorite aspect of the exchange was his estimation of the people that worked with him, Carroll O’Connor, in particular. Lear is a fellow with some grounding.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork