Industry Standard 87: Norman Lear


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NORMAN LEAR is arguably the greatest television writer, creator, and producer in known for creating iconic life-changing shows like "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son", "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," "One Day at a Time", "The Jeffersons", "Good Times", "Fernwood Tonight" and "Maud". At the height of his career, over 130 million people watched his television shows every week, and in one season was responsible for 3 of the top 4 shows on television, and 5 of the top 9 shows in another. He has won four Emmy awards, a Peabody Award, and was one of the first seven television pioneers inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, bought a rare original copy of the Declaration of Independence, touring it across all 50 states, and founded the extraordinary civil liberties advocacy group People for the American Way.

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