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'Sanford and Son' turns 50 this year. But the pioneering TV show's legacy is complex

“Sanford and Son” turns 50 this year. The comedy hit brought Black talent to a mainstream TV audience, but it also traded in stereotypes.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans weighs the show’s complex legacy.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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