Please note, NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, the new documentary about the fascinating life of the legendary television producer (and social change vector) screens at the AFS Cinema on August 24 and 28.
In celebration of Norman Lear's 94th birthday we present this interview from the Archive Of American Television. Their emmytvlegends.org page is one of the most informative websites out there, with many hours of interviews with the people who made (and make) television happen. Lear is a brilliant and fascinating figure in the history of television.
He tells his whole story over the course of this (over 4 hour!!!) interview. This is pretty deep stuff, and most people won't be interested in every bit of it, but the site helpfully provides a linked index of topics.
Click here to begin.