The TV sitcom "All In The Family" first aired on this date (January 12, 1971) on the CBS network. The show ranked #1 in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.

Amazing how this clip from the 70's is relevant for today.

As of 2010 it has, along with the Cosby Show and American Idol, been one of only three shows to top the ratings for at least 5 consecutive seasons.  Several TV critics name Archie Bunker the Greatest TV character of all time.