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  Encyclopedia: Michael Stivic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Michael Stivic was a character on the classic 1970s American sitcom All in the Family, played by actor Rob Reiner.
As the character of Michael Stivic developed, however, it became clear that he and Archie were not entirely dissimilar.
Michael's treatment of his wife, Gloria, played by Sally Struthers, was repeatedly called to account for his sense of superiority over her.
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 Michael Stivic -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Michael Stivic is a fictional character on the classic (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s (A situation comedy) sitcom (additional info and facts about All in the Family) All in the Family, played by actor (additional info and facts about Rob Reiner) Rob Reiner.
Well intending, liberal but sometimes naïve Michael "Meathead" Stivic is usually at odds with his conservative father-in-law (additional info and facts about Archie Bunker) Archie Bunker.
Archie Bunker lacks Michael's higher education but makes up for it with street smarts.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/michael_stivic.htm   (108 words)

 Rob Reiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He became famous playing Michael Stivic (aka Meathead), Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program for five years in the United States (1971–1976).
In the 1980s and 1990s, Reiner was best known as a director of successful Hollywood films.
All in the Family - Michael Stivic (1971-1978)
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 All in the Family: Michael Stivic
His education is the key to his future, yet he and his wife cannot afford a place of their own.
Mike is the political opposite of his father-in-law, and sparks almost always fly when the intelligent sociology student and Archie are in the same room.
Archie dismisses him as a "Meathead," and despite the fact that Archie's shortsightedness can be intolerable at times, Michael cares for Archie and is eternally grateful to him for the home he provides.
www.tvland.com /shows/aitf/character4.jhtml   (98 words)

 Gloria Stivic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gloria Stivic (neé Bunker) is the name of the fictional character played by Sally Struthers on the American television situation comedy All in the Family, which aired on the CBS network from 1971 until 1979.
Gloria Stivic was the daughter of Archie Bunker and Edith Bunker and she was married to Michael Stivic.
Struthers continued playing the character of Gloria Bunker Stivic in the 1982-1983 All in the Family spin-off Gloria, in which she had separated from her husband and worked in a veterinarian's office.
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 All in the Family: Gloria Bunker Stivic
She is a working woman, who has opted to help support her husband, Michael, through college, knowing that it is what is best for their future.
Like her husband, Gloria is politically aware, and leans to the left of the political spectrum.
She is at the same time, Archie's "little girl." Because Gloria and Michael live under Archie's roof, it is Gloria's responsibility to act as a mediator between right-wing Archie and her politically opposite husband.
www.tvland.com /shows/aitf/character3.jhtml   (125 words)

 Spin Off: "All In The Family" and "Gloria"
Michael was gone only because they weren't going to be able to have Rob Reiner on the show.
Michael Stivic would not have left his family in such a stupid way.
Michael and Gloria's breakup was never used or dealt with to drive episodes, only as a gimmick to set up the premise of the show.
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 dOc DVD Review: All in the Family: The Complete First Season (1970/1971)
The voice of conscience came in the form of their live-in daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) and her student husband Michael Stivic (Rob Reiner), both of whom were ready to take up the causes of their generation and fight for the rights of others, even if it meant calling Archie a bigot.
But the Stivics would have none of that, and the series did an excellent job of addressing the issues of the day, allowing Archie to express his outdated thoughts by defending them with inane arguments that were the heart of the show's humor.
Michael drafts a letter to the president of the United States airing his concerns over the state of the nation.
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 All in the Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rob Reiner as Michael "Meathead" Stivic, Gloria's college-student husband, an archetypal, if occasionally self-righteous, 1960s-style liberal who constantly sparred with Archie on political and social issues.
Sally Struthers as Gloria Stivic, Archie and Edith's college-age daughter, married to Michael.
Gloria frequently attempted to mediate Archie and Michael's arguments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/All_in_the_Family   (2279 words)

 Rob Reiner - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer.
He became famous playing Michael Stivic (aka Meathead), Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program for five years in the United States (1971-1976).
Reiner was born in The Bronx, New York, but grew up primarily in the Los Angeles area and attended Beverly Hills High School.
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=Rob_Reiner   (352 words)

 TV ACRES: Ethnic Groups - Polish
She taught at St. Michaels and helped Father Frank Dowling solve crimes in the city of Chicago.
Michael especially wants the respect of his wife, Heather (Donna Murphy, who divorced him and his young son, Michael "Mikey" Olshansky Jr.
Of all the people, Michael disappointed his father (Brian Smiar) is hurt the most.
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 Wildbranch Torah in the News: Archie Bunker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He chooses the supporting roles by scripting his daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Michael Stivic (rhymes with civic) to begin as hippies.
Edith's role is to moderate between the sensible, loving Stivic's and the bigoted Archie.
Norman Lear's goal was to make Michael Stivic's of us all, to rely on the new paradigm of emotion, false compassion, and polls of the masses.
www.wildbranch.org /Torahinews/tnewsB1.htm   (1211 words)

 Classifications Keep American Dream at Large - Opinion
Using affirmative action as an example, race/color and sex are still considerations in employment, admissions or whatever the case may be.
One particular episode of All in the Family in which a character, Michael Stivic, is applying for a teaching position in the late 60s, exemplifies this.
Michael asks him if he is bothered by having his race considered, to which he responds that no white man ever turned down a job he was offered on the basis of him being white.
www.dailyutahchronicle.com /media/paper244/news/2001/09/07/Opinion/Classifications.Keep.American.Dream.At.Large-90234.shtml   (1027 words)

For instance, Carroll was a liberal in real life, but conservative Archie was constantly having arguments with his liberal son-in-law Michael Stivic.  Carroll was also against prejudices, but Archie was known for his bigotry.
She agreed with Mike that there was no proof that a God had ever existed, but Gloria was upset when her mother decided she didn't want to go to church anymore after the death of a close family friend.
She was also angry with Archie after he took her and Mike's only son, Joey Stivic, to a church and baptized Joey himself.
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All in the Family was a groundbreaking sitcom centering around bigot Archie Bunker, who lived in Queens, New York, with his wife Edith, daughter Gloria, and liberal son-in-law Michael.
A cross-burning is planned for the Stivics' house.
The Stivics may be returning home for Christmas.
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 All in the Family Episode Guide
MEET THE BUNKERS A surprise anniversary party is the setting for the latest high-decibel debate between Archie Bunker and his son-in-law, Michael Stivic.
NEW YEAR'S WEDDING The Stivics have a spat when Michael volunteers their living room for a wedding ceremony without even consulting Gloria.
THE STIVICS GO WEST The Bunker house is the scene of tearful good-byes as Mike and Gloria finally leave for California.
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 Soap Summit Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It was followed in 1995 by the hit comedy The American President, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening.
Reiner co-produced, co-wrote and directed the show, which was hosted by Tom Hanks and starred Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Rosie O'Donnell, Oprah Winfrey, Michael J. Fox, Roseanne, General Colin Powell, and the President and First Lady.
The trio is focused on continuing the work of the "I Am Your Child" national public awareness and engagement campaign.
www.soapsummit.org /biography/bio_reiiner.htm   (607 words)

 All in the Family Article, AlltheFamily Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At that point,Edith was written out as having suffered a heart attack and died off camera, leaving Archie to deal with the death of his beloved"Dingbat."
Sally Struthers as Gloria Stivic, their college-age daughter.
Rob Reiner as Michael"Meathead" Stivic, Gloria's college-student husband, an archetypical, if occasionally self righteous, 1960 's liberal who constantly sparred with Archie on political and social issues.
www.anoca.org /archie/davis/all_in_the_family.html   (972 words)

 California State Senate Republican Caucus
His name is Rob Reiner, but it could be Robin Hood - the fictional character who hung out in Sherwood Forest and, with his band of merry men, robbed the rich to help the poor.
Reiner, the actor-director best known for his 1970s television role as Archie Bunker's son-in-law, Michael "Meathead" Stivic, previously persuaded California voters to boost cigarette taxes to finance children's programs.
In a small coffeehouse near the trolley tracks a block north of the Capitol, Hollywood director Rob Reiner took a table by the window one day last week and sat down with a handful of operatives from the Service Employees International Union.
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 All in the family
On the Stivics' second anniversary, the family recalls the comedy of errors that transpired on their wedding day.
The Stivics' wedding is jeopardized when Michael's uncle insists, over Archie's virulent objections, that the marriage be performed by a Catholic priest.
The Stivics have a spat when Michael volunteers their living room for a wedding ceremony without even consulting Gloria.
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 Sitcoms Online - All in the Family
Three pilots were shot for 'All in the Family,' the first under the title 'Justice for All,' the second under the title 'Those Were the Days,' and the third as 'All in the Family.' Different actors played the roles of Mike (original an Irish-American), Gloria, and Lionel in the first two.
During the end credits, the line of "All in the Family was recorded on tape before a live audience" was spoken by: Bud Yorkin (1971), Rob Reiner (1972-1978), and Carroll O'Connor (1979).
The role of Mike Stivic was offered to Harrison Ford who turned down the part because he felt Archie Bunker's bigotry was too offensive.
www.sitcomsonline.com /allinthefamily.html   (3781 words)

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He became famous playing Michael Stivic, Archie Bunker's liberal son-in-law, on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, which was the most-watched television program for five years in the United States.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Reiner was best known as a director of successful
All in the Family - Michael Stivic (
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Rob_Reiner   (115 words)

Photograph inscribed and signed: "Carroll/O'Connor" (Archie Bunker), "Warmest Wishes/Jean Stapleton" (Archie's wife, Edith Bunker), "John/love/Sally/Struthers" (their daughter Gloria Bunker Stivic) and "Rob Reiner" (Gloria's husband, Michael Stivic).
The first situation comedy to deal openly with bigotry, prejudice and politics, All in the Family was the number one show in the Nielsen ratings during its first five seasons.
Seated in Archie's lap is his grandson Joey Stivic, played by Cory Miller in 1978.
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/8_2003/actors_actresses/ALL_IN_THE_FAMILY_TV_CAST.htm   (192 words)

 Election2000: Stivic's civics: Count all the votes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
They brought Meathead to Tallahassee to teach schoolchildren about the Electoral College.
Rob Reiner, the movie director and actor who played Michael Stivic, a.k.a.
Meathead, Archie Bunker's politically correct son-in-law on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, spent one not-so-subtle hour in the state Capitol trading questions with local students.
www.sptimes.com /News/120800/news_pf/Election2000/Stivic_s_civics__Coun.shtml   (403 words)

 Rio's Attic - Phoenix Filmography
The result, purchased for production almost immediately, became the film, "A Man, a Woman, and a Bank," starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams.
Their next original script, "Starman," was purchased by Columbia Pictures for Michael Douglas to produce and later became a very popular success under the direction of John Carpenter.
Columbia Pictures Television is also producing a television series for the upcoming season based on the popular science-fiction story.
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 What A Character!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When I'm not researching obscure character actors I'm running a charity that helps the poorest school libraries in the U.S. Believe it or not some haven't had a new book in 40 years!
The son of comedian Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner zoomed to fame as “Michael ‘Meathead’ Stivic” on the TV sitcom All in the Family.
The part made him one of TV’s most familiar faces, but Reiner ultimately found the role confining and spent much of his time thinking about how to get out of his contract.
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 TBS Superstation: The American President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
His directorial debut, "This is Spinal Tap," a "rockumentary" on the ups and downs of a fictitious British rock band, received wide acclaim and established Reiner's reputation as a filmmaker of unique vision and sparkling satiric wit.
Prior to his directorial debut, Reiner acted in many television and feature films, and became a household name for his Emmy Award winning portrayal of Michael Stivic, the son-in-law of Archie Bunker in the hit series "All in the Family."
Reiner, co-founder of Castle Rock Entertainment, is involved in all phases of the company's creative activities.
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 Bunker makes bigotry funny - The Gamecock - The Mix
I can also predict how Archie will react anytime Michael Stivic, his "meathead" son-in-law, brings up atheism.
Edith; Gloria, his daughter; and Michael always came off as the smart ones, while Archie was the bumbling idiot trying in vain to make his point.
He made outrageous statements that no one in their right mind would agree with: "Jesus was a Jew, yes, but only on his mother's side."
www.dailygamecock.com /news/2002/11/20/TheMix/Bunker.Makes.Bigotry.Funny-328250.shtml   (610 words)

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