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Norman Lear

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 yo...

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

Court Stroud | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay 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.

If Norman Lear at 92 Is What 92 Is, I'll Have What He's Having

Marty Kaplan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

Norman's book captures the bittersweet comedy of hindsight insight, the way life forces us to revise the running Story of Me we're always telling ourselves in order to make its twists and turns keep making sense.

Hell Yeah! to Produced By Conference

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

If you're an emerging producer (who perhaps also writes, directs, acts, etc.) who lacks not in passion but sometimes in direction and focus, Produced By Conference should be a "Hell Yeah!" for you each June.

Pioneer From the Projects: The 'Dyn-o-mite!' Life of Jimmie Walker

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Brian DAmbrosio

You usually don't consider a pioneer as someone raised in the razor-wire, graffiti-strewn projects of the South Bronx. Or someone who once got their...

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

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."

Fracking Lobby's Tax Forms: Big Bucks to Media Outlets, "Other ALECs"

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.

Saving Chain Reaction

Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

Folks, I'm Worried About Rush Limbaugh

Norman Lear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Norman Lear

To your knowledge has anyone ever exploded, you know, burst apart, like if we humans had seams, and once in a great while someone just bursts open and guts and shit shoot out in every direction? Has that ever happened to anyone you have ever known or heard of?

What Shows Like 'Breaking Bad' Say About Society

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

I think we do know where we are headed as a society and are reluctantly accepting of it. America is marching towards an ever increasing militarism, police who are brutal and proud of it, a continued degradation of the environment, a financial breakdown of both the poorest as well as the majority of middle class families, and our television shows reflect that now.

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

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay 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.

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 ...

Let's Hear It for 'Bullshit!'

Norman Lear | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Lear

If anybody can tell me that there are another two syllables that can express what lies just beneath the consciousness of most Americans at this minute -- and all Americans when they know what they are angry minute about, I want to know what that is.

Ryan Murphy To Honor TV Legend At Emmys

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 01.18.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy didn't hesitate when given a chance to pay tribute to his American idol, legendary TV producer Norman L...

Hooray for Hollywood

Stanley K. Sheinbaum | Posted 01.13.2013 | Books
Stanley K. Sheinbaum

"It's true that the Hollywood community was (and is) sort of genially Democratic, but in the early '70s, their political activism had not yet been organized into effective fund raising."