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Norman Lear

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At great, great remove sit the head of General Electric, the head of News Corp, the head of Viacom, or the head of this giant international corporation that wants these ratings.

— Norman Lear

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Even when they don't know who Nixon was, these shows will continue to play.

— Norman Lear

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Granted, the writers, directors, producers, and that community make a great deal of money. But they might be choosing to do a whole lot of other things for the living they make.

— Norman Lear

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I stop and look at traffic accidents. I won't hang around, but when I hear something is terrible, as bad as it is, I've gotta look at it.

— Norman Lear

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I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.

— Norman Lear

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I wanted to just do a one-act play for 26 minutes, with commercials at the beginning and end. For years, I couldn't get my way. They wanted to interrupt three times.

— Norman Lear

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In the area we're discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.

— Norman Lear

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In this nation, leadership is dollars.

— Norman Lear

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It crossed our minds early on that the more an audience cared - we were working before, on average, 240, live people. If you could get them caring - the more they cared, the harder they laughed.

— Norman Lear

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Life goes on pretty much the same way. I've been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show.

— Norman Lear

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About Norman Lear

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Early life
Lear was born in New Haven Connecticut the son of Jeanette (née Seicol) and Herman Lear who worked in sales. The Lear organization was one of the most successful independent TV producers of the 1970s. Communications (T.

Norman Milton Lear (born July 27 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms 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.

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