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January 7 – Legendary series creator Norman Lear talks about his groundbreaking hits ‘All In The Family’ and ‘Maude’; how a real-life medical incident turned into an Emmy-winning instalment of ‘Chicago Hope’; the real head ‘Coach’ who inspired Craig T. Nelson’s character in the long running sitcom.

January 14 – The genesis of TV’s most resourceful hero, MacGyver; ‘X-Files’ actor Bill Davis reveals who he relied on to create “The Cigarette Smoking Man”; ‘Life Goes On’ creator Michael Bravermen talks about how an amazing actor and his own nephew, both with Down Syndrome, inspired the series.

January 21 – The man who was the basis for Eric Foreman’s father Red on ‘That ’70s Show’; the L.A. county lifeguards that begat ‘Baywatch’; actor Mike Farrell talks about shaping his character on ‘M*A*S*H*’.