Comedian Bill Cosby's 1984 sitcom, The Cosby Show, became the highest ranking sitcom for 5 years in a row. The program aired for eight years. Best known for "The Cosby Show," which aired from 1984-92, and his books, "Fatherhood" and "Time Flies," Cosby is one of the most influential stars in America. He has been involved in nearly every entertainment medium - stand-up comedy, concert recordings, TV, film, print and more. His distinct style of humor often centers on the basic cornerstones of our lives - parenting, family and citizens in our communities.
His lifelong contributions to our culture and commitment to education, earned him a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor in 2002.