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Roseanne: Unruly Woman and Domestic Goddess

on Wednesday, 18 May 2011. Posted in Student Notes

Notes prepared by Lucero A.

“Roseanne” Facts

American sitcom broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988 - May 21, 1997. The series reached #1 in ratings

The show centered on the Conners, an American working class family struggling to get by on a limited household income in the fictional city of Lanford, Illinois.

Roseanne tackled taboo subjects or joked about issues that most other popular shows at the time avoided, such as poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, sex, menstruation, birth control, teenage pregnancy, masturbation, obesity, abortion, race, social class, domestic violence, and gay rights.