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Norman Lear

In Conversation with Jacki Lyden

Oct 13, 2014 • 7:00 pm ET
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Book signing to follow event, though books will be stamped by Mr. Lear rather than signed.

The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear remade our television culture—while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement.

Sharing the wealth of his 90 years, Even This I Get to Experience includes stories about befriending Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks; writing and directing Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, and Dick Van Dyke; working for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Not to mention, Lear flew some fifty bombing missions over Germany with the Fifteenth Air Force.

Lear founded People For the American Way, an organization to protect the civil rights and liberties of us all, and bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence to travel with across the country to schools, libraries, and public institutions to be shared with citizens everywhere.

Married three times and the father of six children ranging from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear’s look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself from one of the century’s greatest storytellers. In conversation with NPR contributing host and correspondent Jacki Lyden.

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