Video Chat with Norman Lear

You can participate in a video chat tonight with one of TV’s legends – 94-year-old TV writer/producer Norman Lear – by registering at the Shindig event site. The Q&A, taking place from 6-7 pm ET, is a tie-in to American Masters’ presentation of the feature documentary, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, premiering over PBS stations on Tuesday, October 25.

The 90-minute film includes clips of Lear’s TV successes like All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude, looks at his history of social activism (i.e., People For the American Way), and includes appearances by John Amos, George Clooney, Alan Horn, Bill Moyers, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Phil Rosenthal, Russell Simmons, Mel Brooks, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham.

Here’s a trailer for Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You:


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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