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.