iOS app Android app

Norman Lear

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...

If You See Something, Say Something: Garry Marshall

Jeremy Gerard | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jeremy Gerard

Doctoral theses are sure to be written about the nearly parallel -- yet philosophically opposite -- titans of TV comedy, Garry Marshall (signature brand: Happy Days) and Norman Lear (signature brand: All In The Family). Olav ha-shalom, Garry.

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.

Rita Moreno: Older Women Must Educate Themselves On Money Matters

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty

At 84, award-winning actress Rita Moreno is a product of her own success and upbringing. “I was the artsy one,” she said, “and my husband took c...

Norman Lear's Secret To Longevity Is Dancing Naked In The Mirror

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty

How did a poor Jewish boy from Connecticut ― whose father was carted off to jail no less ― grow up to unleash Archie Bunker on the universe and, i...

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 ...

15 Sundance Movies You'll Want To See This Year

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment

Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in our rearview mirror, the 2016 movie calendar has a bit more focus. A few titles on the festival's lineup -- ...

A Stunning Norman Lear Doc And A Lukewarm Cancer Dramedy Opened Sundance

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2016 | Entertainment

The hills of Park City are alive with the sounds of the Sundance Film Festival, which began on Thursday night and becomes an all-day affair on Friday....

Marla Gibbs On Aging, Motherhood And Making It In Hollywood

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

At 84, actress Marla Gibbs admits to only being 30. She believes that once people start telling their age, they begin seeing themselves in a particular way. Gibbs continues to keep active and didn't allow an aneurysm and a stroke nearly 10 years ago stop her.

Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Jeryl Brunner

During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.

Podcast Review: Think Again

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Think Again is a true conversational grab bag of a podcast, a product of the Big Think informational website. Or byproduct, more accurately, as host J...

Norman Lear Fulfills Bucket List Dream As He Turns 93

Norman Lear | Posted 07.23.2016 | Fifty
Norman Lear

My friend, actor, singer-guitarist and composer, Paul Hipp, wrote the happy birthday song when he turned fifty. I loved it and asked if I could perform it as I turn ninety-three. Here is the result, and I don't care what you say, I love it.

Advocating for the Arts? Tell a Story

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As I reflect on the recent National Arts Advocacy Day and the several hundred visits to the offices of our Congressional representatives and senators that took place, I can think of hundreds of stories to tell.

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.

Podcast Review: Marc Maron's WTF With Guest Norman Lear

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

As we round on the end of another year, it's worth noting that podcasts are drawing guests of increasingly notable status. (True, a number of them think they're doing a radio interview but, that aside, the pool is getting deeper and more interesting.)

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...

That Time Jerry Lewis Sang Happy Birthday To His Erect Penis

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty

At 92 years old, television icon Norman Lear has a ton of amazing stories to tell, and he shares some of the best in his new memoir Even This I Get To...

Breitbart Runs False Headline On Norman Lear, Lear Responds Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media

Television writer and producer Norman Lear faulted Breitbart Monday night after a headline on the conservative news site twisted his recent interview ...

Why Mel Brooks and Bill Moyers Will Always Idolize Norman Lear

Neal Koch | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Neal Koch

Last Tuesday, Republicans wrested control of the U.S. Senate. Prelude to a 2016 White House smackdown? Bad news for the Left? Maybe. But this coming Tuesday, Veteran's Day, liberal ninja Norman Lear will be celebrated for a lifetime of battling for liberty.

My Conversation with Norman Lear

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by legendary broadcaster, Norman Lear, who without question changed the television landscape with groundbreaking shows like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons and One Day At A Time.

Norman Lear: An Appreciation

Rachael Worby | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Rachael Worby

Fragmentation is the unnatural state, and it is our fractured perception that is incongruous to the real world. The transformative artist like Norman Lear is the rescuer who performs magic by simply illuminating our path. Through him I came to know art as personal and connective.

Nina Montée Karp to Receive Healthy Child Healthy World Lifetime Achievement Award

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief LuxEcoLiving co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Nina Montée Karp is the youngest person to receive ...

Norman Lear's New Memoir is Frank, Funny and Fascinating - Just Like the Man!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos from Penguin Press I have known Norman Lear for many, many years....ever since we were both young men in New York; he - six years older th...

Everything's an Adventure: An Interview With TNT Reality Star Greg White

Court Stroud | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Court Stroud

In addition to taping a reality series, White recently completed his first book, a memoir entitled The Pink Marine. A few days ago I chatted with this bi-coastal, polo-playing, sixth-generation Texan with a voracious appetite for life.

Norman Lear And Carl Reiner Terrified Of Ranting Man Seeking To 'Kill The Old'

Brent Miller | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Brent Miller

It's no secret Norman Lear has been directly and or indirectly responsible for the launch of many careers within the entertainment industry. The "family tree" was planted over 40 years ago and has never stopped growing.