Groundbreaking TV Producer, Norman Lear, Dead at 101

December 6, 2023

Groundbreaking television writer and producer Norman Lear has died. Lear’s shows dominated television in the 1970s and 80s. They featured diverse casts and stories that crossed generational and socio-economic lines. Even his comedies tackled issues like racism, sexual assault, misogyny, homophobia, and extremism. The World War II veteran founded People for the American Way in 1980, a non-profit organization built to support freedom while fighting authoritarian extremism. Norman Lear was 101.

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