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"Writing The President"
Season One, episode # 2
# 2 overall in series (209 episodes)
Series: All In The Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date January 19, 1971
Production code 102
Written by Teleplay by:
Paul Harrison, Lennie Weinrib
and Norman Lear
Story by:
Lee Erwin & Fred Freiberger
Directed by: John Rich
Guest starring
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Writing The President was the second episode aired during the first season of All In The Family, also the 2nd overall series episode. Directed by John Rich, it first aired on CBS-TV on January 19, 1971.


Archie learns that Mike has written to President Nixon to criticize his policies. So Archie takes pen in hand and writes his own letter of praise.

Plot summaryEdit

The ultra liberal Mike, who is very critical of President Nixon's policies, has decided to let his views known to him by writing a letter to the White House. When Archie learns of "The Meathead's" intentions, he takes pen in hand and starts to write his own letter of praise to the Commander In Chief. "Dear Mr. President...Your Honor...Sir..." -- and Archie even dons a clean shirt and tie for the occasion. Scripted by Paul Harrison, Lennie Weinrib, and Norman Lear from a story by Les Erwin and Fred Freiberger, "Writing the President" originally aired on January 19, 1971. Though withdrawn from CBS' daytime rerun package of All in the Family at the request of producer Lear (who felt that Archie's behavior was ridiculous even for him), the episode has since been restored to the series' syndicated package.

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