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Please respond to *one* of the following questions in 1-2 pages (double spaced; approx. 300 words).

Linked to episode on YouTube: All in the Family, Part 1: "Writing the Preident," Season 1, Episode 2 (1970) | Part 2 | Part 3

Figure 1: Laura Archie and Edith Bunker sing "Those Were the Days" from the opening of the episode "Writing the President" (1970)

Lyrics from Those Were the Days (Lee Adams and Charles Strouse)

Boy, the way Glen Miller played--
songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like me we had it made,
Those Were The Days,--
Didn't need no welfare state,
ev'rybody pulled hiw weight,
gee our old LaSalle ran great,
Those Were the Days
And you knew who you were then
girls were girls and men were men.
Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
Hair was short and skirts were long,
Kate Smith really sold a song.
I don't know just what went wrong,
Those Were The Days.

Figure 2: Archie dreams of sitting around the television with Edith, his daughter Gloria, and son-in-law Michael as President Richard Nixon reads Archie's letter.