Norman Lear

Founder, People for the American Way

The creator of such shows as "All in the Family," "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and "The Jeffersons," Norman Lear is a pioneer of a more candid, socially realistic genre of television programming and a champion of democratic values. Mr. Lear founded People for the American Way to defend core First Amendment freedoms, and the Business Enterprise Trust to celebrate businesses that advance the public good while achieving financial success.

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