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Norman Lear: Even This I Get To Experience

Posted By Andrew Mahlmann, Wednesday, October 15, 2014
courtesy of YAHOONorman Lear is one of the most important figures in the history of television. Not your ordinary Producers Guild member, Lear lends his name to the prestigious Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television handed out at the Producers Guild Awards, which is so eponymously named for one of the truest icons in the business. A pioneer willing to take on the most difficult social issues of his time, Lear produced trailblazing sitcoms such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude.

After more than a lifetime's worth of work and reflection, Lear has finally graced us with one of Hollywood's premiere memoirs. Trey Parker, co-founder of South Park, says of the book "Fantastic stories from one of the wisest, most subversive, and most beautiful human beings the comedy world has ever known… This book is charming, awe-inspiring and hilarious."

Also, watch Katie Couric interview Norman for Yahoo! as he talks about his book, his career, his legacy, his favorite moments, and more:

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