TV Pioneer Norman Lear Joins Us To Talk About His New Memoir
During the 1970's, Norman Lear's shows were appointment television. ?When All in the Family,? ?The Jeffersons? or any of his other programs were on, you made it a point to be in front of the tube that night. At their peak, his shows were viewed by 120 million people a week.
And they were groundbreaking for the time, dealing with serious issues such as racism, poverty and abortion, yet still leaving audiences with a good laugh. Norman Lear remade TV culture from the ground up. He talks with us about his new book Even This I Get to Experience, which recounts his life, career and the extraordinary shows and characters he created.