Sara Finney-Johnson Wrote For Sammy Davis, Jr. & Steve Urkel On Her Way to Creating Moesha

While Tochi’s on book tour, Zell talks with the creator of Moesha and The Parkers, Sara Finney-Johnson. Sara shares her experience growing up in South LA, getting her big break from Norman Lear, seeing Sammy Davis, Jr. perform in her first professional script on The Jeffersons, working on iconic comedies like The Facts of Life, Mama’s Family, and Family Matters, before creating her own shows and transitioning into dramas.

Sara also discusses the current state of diversity in writers’ rooms after working for more than three decades in the entertainment industry.