Norman Lear News

Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (95)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
Documentary THE NEWSPAPERMAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN BRADLEE Debuts on HBO 12/4Documentary THE NEWSPAPERMAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN BRADLEE Debuts on HBO 12/4
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Told primarily in his own words, THE NEWSPAPERMAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN BRADLEE is an intimate portrait of this formidable man, tracing his remarkable ascent from a young Boston boy stricken with polio to the one of the most pioneering and consequential journalistic figures of the 20th century when it debuts MONDAY, DEC. 4, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Headlines 2017 International Human Rights Art Festival at Culture Project; Lineup Announced!Kathleen Turner Headlines 2017 International Human Rights Art Festival at Culture Project; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The International Human Rights Art Festival joins with activist theatre Culture Project to inaugurate its new space in New York's Lower East Side, with an evening of dance, music, comedy, storytelling, and theatre. The evening is headlined by award-winning actress and advocate Kathleen Turner, and will raise social concerns and offer positive solutions with humor, insight, and artistic talent. (more...)

HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Perform During EMMY's 'In Memoriam' SegmentHAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Perform During EMMY's 'In Memoriam' Segment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Top television talent have been added to the list of presenters for the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network. In addition, it was announced that Tony Award winner Christopher Jackson (HAMILTON) will perform a touching In Memoriam tribute during the show. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & More to Participate in Live Telecast to Benefit American High SchoolsLin-Manuel Miranda & More to Participate in Live Telecast to Benefit American High Schools
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The live special will also include musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Fisher and Hunter Hayes. Dance star and social media influencer Dytto, and actor Jorge Diaz will host a pre-show that will stream live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube starting at 3:30 PM PT/6:30 PM ET. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family Receive Imagen's Humanitarian AwardLin-Manuel Miranda and Family Receive Imagen's Humanitarian Award
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 21, 2017

Deadline has reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family have received the Imagen Foundation's President's Award. This award represents Miranda's contributions to Latino culture, both artistic and humanitarian. (more...)

Breaking News: Donald and Melania Trump Pull Out of This Year's Kennedy Center HonorsBreaking News: Donald and Melania Trump Pull Out of This Year's Kennedy Center Honors
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

On Saturday morning, the White House announced that they would not be participating either.  (more...)

3 of 5 Kennedy Center Honorees Refusing to Attend White House Ceremony3 of 5 Kennedy Center Honorees Refusing to Attend White House Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Three of the five inductees are refusing to attend the White House for the official dinner and ceremony which takes place the night before the CBS show is taped (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE MEVIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The first trailer for Sam Pollard's documentary SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME has been shared today. The film will be presented as part of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS series. Get a first look below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017
by - Aug 8, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/1/2017 - 8/8/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 4th, 2017: CONVICTED Premieres at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival and More!BWW Morning Brief August 4th, 2017: CONVICTED Premieres at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 4, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CONVICTED makes its world premiere at the 2017 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival tonight! (more...)

Gloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER HonoreesGloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. (more...)

Netflix Original Documentary ONE OF US to Premiere at 2017 Toronto Film FestNetflix Original Documentary ONE OF US to Premiere at 2017 Toronto Film Fest
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Netflix announced today its original documentary ONE OF US, a film by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia). The film will have its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and will launch in all 190 countries that Netflix is available later this Fall. (more...)

EPIX Renews Award-Winning Documentary Series AMERICA DIVIDEDEPIX Renews Award-Winning Documentary Series AMERICA DIVIDED
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the second-season renewal of its award-winning documentary series AMERICA DIVIDED, at the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The 4-episode second season will premiere on EPIX in 2018. (more...)

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...)

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