Jay Moriarty

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How did a kid from Finneytown named Jay Moriarty become the executive producer of The Jeffersons, the hit 1970s sitcom about an African American family?

And what was it like working for legendary TV creator-producer Norman Lear?

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Cincinnati native Jay Moriarty grew up watching TV and knowing he wanted to be a writer. He wound up writing and producing Norman Lear's groundbreaking comedy The Jeffersons and he's recounted his journey in his new book, Honky in the House: Writing & Producing The Jeffersons and he's with our John Kiesewetter.

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Cincinnati native Jay Moriarty, who wrote for The Jeffersons for seven seasons, can't wait to see ABC's recreation of a 1976 All In The Family episode on ABC's Live In Front Of A Studio Audience Wednesday (8 p.m. Dec. 18, Channel 9, ABC).

He and his partner Mike Milligan wrote it for creator Norman Lear.