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Norman Lear Says There's One Big Secret To His Longevity

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.27.2016 | OWN

Norman Lear, who turns 94 on Wednesday, believes laughter is the key to his longevity ― but not just laughter, the TV legend explains in a clip from...

Not The Norm: Norman Lear Gives A SH*T

Donnie Demers | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

When you listen to Norman Lear speak, it's like a masterclass in humanity. He is confident, compassionate and remarkably sensitive to those voices that have the most difficulty being heard.

Racial Injustice: Is This Just The Way It Is?

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

The shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling made headlines last week, pushing their way even into my headline. I don't like to jump int...

Finally: We Now Understand Why Edith Loved Archie

The Huffington Post | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.02.2016 | OWN

Archie Bunker was the character known as everyone's favorite "lovable bigot" on the 1970s television show "All in the Family." He was a working-class ...

Ron and Laura Take Back America Rocks NYC

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.23.2016 | New York
Xaque Gruber

Get ready New York City - Ron and Laura Grawsill of Bakersfield, California are going to be taking over for the next week.

21 Catchphrases That Defined Our Favorite Classic TV Shows

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.18.2016 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

The 67th Emmy Awards will come and go, and the winners will, no doubt, celebrate. It just reminds us every year that the shows we watch on a regular basis (or not), will get the recognition they deserve. Let's take a moment to shout out to an unrecognized category -- best catchphrases.

Bob Newhart on that "Seventies" Show -- "What a Wonderful Time It Was"

Donald Liebenson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

In the 1970s, Bob Newhart found himself literally in the middle of a revolution. He did not look the type. In his "button-down" appearance and deadpan delivery and demeanor, he resembled what he was before he embarked on his standup comedy career; an accountant.

Norman Lear: Climbing the Magic Hill

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

Norman Lear Explains His Tense Relationship With Carroll O'Connor

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.22.2014 | Fifty

Norman Lear and Carroll O'Connor made television history with "All In The Family," but their behind-the-scenes relationship was rife with tension, Lea...

The 2014 Emmys: An Okay Show, But Was It Really Appropriate to Single Out Robin Williams?

Michael Russnow | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I think the producers sometimes succumb to the emotion of the moment and don't stop to think that in honoring one in the manner they did for Williams it does a huge disservice to those who are shown for a second or so with an 8x10 glossy.

'All in the Family': The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

All in the Family, a sitcom that dealt with contemporary cultural issues like no other show had dared, focused on everyday concerns and their effect on an average middle-class family. In 2014, not much has changed.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of-...

All in the Family

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

According to a piece Business Section of the Times ("Techology's Man Problem," 4/5/14) Pax Dickinson of Business Insider tweeted, "it's not misogyny t...

Mike Ryan

Why The Debate Over 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Might Feel Familiar

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The reaction to “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been fascinating. The primary point of contention seems to be that some people view the debauchery i...

Popcorn Preview: The Wolf of Wall Street

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie (About Time), Matthew McCona...

Mike Ryan

Why is Rob Reiner Yelling So Much In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.17.2013 | Entertainment

It's difficult to interview Rob Reiner in just 10 minutes, if only because there's just so much in his filmography: an iconic supporting role on "All ...

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Beyond: Conversations with Norman Lear & Mary Kay Place

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In television terms, one Betty White covers the entire demographic of seventy to a hundred and three. I think funny is funny and interesting is interesting."

Emmy Flub: Larry Hagman (of All People!) Excluded From Special Memorial Tributes

Ed Martin | Posted 11.20.2013 | TV
Ed Martin

Let's remember that Dallas, the drama that made Hagman a household name, ran on CBS from 1978-1990, and was for many of those years the highest-rated series on television. Even when it began losing steam it remained in the coveted top ten.

Dads Is the Worst New Show of the Year

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 11.18.2013 | TV
Jeff Sorensen

Watch the new sitcom Dads, but not because it's good, far from it, but because it's an example of being incredibly offensive without being clever. You know when a white guy tells racist jokes in front of an audience of black people?

How Far We Haven't Come: Echoes of Nixon in Councilwoman's Anti-Gay Rant

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Keegan

Which of these things were said by President Richard Nixon on a secret recording sometime four decades ago? And which were said by a current, rising San Antonio city councilwoman on a secret recording just a few months ago? The fact that it's hard to tell tells you all you need to know.

LISTEN: Richard Nixon Calls Aristotle A 'Homo,' Warns Of Dangers Of Homosexuality On TV

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An audio recording of former U.S. President Richard Nixon spouting off an anti-gay rant has surfaced. CNN published an excerpt from the tape, whic...

The Most Talked About TV Pregnancies Ever

Posted 07.26.2013 | TV

Today, pregnancies (particularly those of the unexpected variety) are one of the most popular TV tropes. You'd be hard-pressed to find a show that did...

James Cromwell: 'I'm 73. I Still Have Aspirations. I Still Have Sex'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

On the surface, James Cromwell should have a lot to be happy about. The versatile actor perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role in ...

The Long Road to Societal Change

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Measuring racism is not always a clear dichotomy. Not every attitude or word spoken is either clearly "racist" or "not-racist," to put this another way. There is a spectrum. The good news is that the spectrum shifts over time. What was once considered acceptable becomes taboo. Attitudes shift, even if it takes generations.