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Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Feb 26, 2018

What's with reboots & refashioning movies and TV series of the 70s, 80s & 90s? Will audiences expect reboots to surpass the originals?

One Day at a Time ran for 204 episodes through the late 70s and early 80s. Producer Norman Lear used the novelty of a working single mother of 2 teen to address coming-of-age social topics. Netflix & Lear have "refashioned" the premise with modern twists.

Leading this new One Day at a Time series is 86 year old Rita Moreno, an award-winning American treasure and our most prominent Latina actress.

Books mentioned

Rita Moreno's Memoir

Norman Lear's Even This I Get to Experience

Mackenzie Phillips High On Arrival 

Mackenzie Phillips Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery

Valerie Bertinelli's four books