Norman Lear News

Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (94)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In TelevisionDick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

CNN Original Series THE HISTORY OF COMEDY Returns with All-New Episodes 7/16CNN Original Series THE HISTORY OF COMEDY Returns with All-New Episodes 7/16
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series THE HISTORY OF COMEDY is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

'Living Connected, Living with Purpose' a Win-Win for All at MPTF'Living Connected, Living with Purpose' a Win-Win for All at MPTF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

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Robin Roberts to Guest on Special DOC MCSTUFFINS Episode,  Premiering on National Cancer Survivors DayRobin Roberts to Guest on Special DOC MCSTUFFINS Episode, Premiering on National Cancer Survivors Day
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Beloved 'Good Morning America' anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts guest stars in a special episode of Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINS premiering on National Cancer Survivors Day, SUNDAY, JUNE 4 (8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT), on Disney Channel. (more...)

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Stop by PodcastOne for Intimate InterviewJane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Stop by PodcastOne for Intimate Interview
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin stopped by the PodcastOne studios for an intimate interview with fellow Netflix Executive Producer Norman Lear and sidekick Paul Hipp, on their All of the Above podcast. (more...)

More Tuna! Broadway's OH HELLO! to Premiere on Netflix This June!More Tuna! Broadway's OH HELLO! to Premiere on Netflix This June!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

Nick Kroll turned to Twitter today to announce the news that Broadway's OH HELLO! in which he co-starred with John Mulaney, will debut on Netflix on June 13th. (more...)

Bryan Cranston Sings Jingle, Talks First Awkward Acting Scene and More on GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE UNSCRIPTED PodcastBryan Cranston Sings Jingle, Talks First Awkward Acting Scene and More on GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE UNSCRIPTED Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Oscar-nominated actor, Golden Globe winner and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston has now added jingle composer to his repertoire. (more...)

WATCH: Amy Poehler Is Inaugural Guest on Norman Lear's New PodcastOne ShowWATCH: Amy Poehler Is Inaugural Guest on Norman Lear's New PodcastOne Show
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast network, debuts All of the Above with Norman Lear today, featuring Emmy Award-winner Amy Poehler as the guest. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. MarksNegro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval GalaBallet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Norman Pattiz Announces: Hollywood's Legendary Creator And Producer Norman Lear Hosts New Show 'All Of The Above' On PodcastOneNorman Pattiz Announces: Hollywood's Legendary Creator And Producer Norman Lear Hosts New Show 'All Of The Above' On PodcastOne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Hollywood Legend Norman Lear Hosts New Show All of the Above on PodastHollywood Legend Norman Lear Hosts New Show All of the Above on Podast
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Hollywood legend Norman Lear brings his progressive and boundary-moving voice to the microphone with an intimate weekly podcast. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim FamilyBWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim Family
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 23, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar returns to the Huntington Theatre Company with THE WHO & THE WHAT, a provocative drama that looks at differences around faith and identity within a Muslim-American family. Giving credit to Norman Lear and William Shakespeare for inspiration, Akhtar's own ability to draw well-rounded characters and insert humor into the equation adds up to a compelling and diverting piece of theater. (more...)

OJ: MADE IN AMERICA Among Winners of Peabody Documentary Awards; Full ListOJ: MADE IN AMERICA Among Winners of Peabody Documentary Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today 12 winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2016. (more...)

Norman Lear, ITVS Named Institutional Winners of Peabody AwardNorman Lear, ITVS Named Institutional Winners of Peabody Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected Norman Lear to receive an Individual Award and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) an Institutional Award for their contributions to storytelling in television. (more...)

Paley Center adds Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME to PaleyLive LA Spring LineupPaley Center adds Netflix's ONE DAY AT A TIME to PaleyLive LA Spring Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills announced the addition of the Netflix series ONE DAY AT A TIME to its 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season. (more...)

Carl Reiner Hosts IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST on HBO This JuneCarl Reiner Hosts IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST on HBO This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Debuting MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST celebrates the art of enjoying life after age 90, aided by a good dose of humor. Reiner's nephew, George Shapiro (“Seinfeld”), produces and Danny Gold directs. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston WilliamsGREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80Photo Flash: The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. (more...)

Spend AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO at Feinstein's at the Nikko This SpringSpend AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Legendary actress and singer, Rita Moreno, will bring her acclaimed show, An Evening with Rita Moreno, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, April 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22 (7 p.m.). (more...)

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