Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced many 1970s sitcoms such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. As a political activist, he founded the advocacy organization People for the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and progressive causes.
Books in order of publication:
- “Liberty and Its Responsibilities,” Broadcast Journalism, 1979-1981. The Eighth Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Survey, Ed. By Marvin Barrett. New York: Everest House, 1982.
- “Our Political Leaders Mustn’t Be Evangelists,” USA Today, August 17, 1984.
- “Our Fragile Tower of Greed and Debt,” Washington Post, April 5, 1987.
- Even This I Get to Experience. New York : The Penguin Press, 2014