It was Roseanne Barr who brought reality to television programming. Amid all the series on middle class lifestyles she showed how the blue-collar managed to get through the day, on their own terms. One of her classic lines has been that if it's supper time and everyone still seems to be breathing it's been a good day.
Now, she reports that she is suffering from macular degeneration, along with other eye ailments. The medical doctors aren't saying when exactly she will lose her sight.
Her visual sense had been so acute. That's what made her television work so compelling. The characters all "looked" working class.
This blog's thoughts are with Barr.