As a follow up to his plethora of achievements that include writer, producer, director and multiple Emmy award winner, Norman Lear now enhances his list with podcasting.
The 94-year old Lear, creator of classics “All in the Family,” “One Day at a Time,” “The Jeffersons,” and more, will add his voice with a weekly podcast. Actor and composer Paul Hipp and Lear’s friend will take part in the podcasts with him.
Norman Pettiz, PodcastOne founder and executive chairman, said he has a high regard for Lear and has known him for quite some time. He added having Lear join the team is huge.
Podcasting allows people to watch or listen anytime to online audio or video on computers, tablets and smartphones.
A story, at https://finance.yahoo.com/news/norman-pattiz-anounces-hollwoods-legendary-204000537.html, stated the podcast will start on May 1 and early visitors include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, America Ferrera, Amy Poehler and Jerrod Carmichael.
Lear is quoted as saying he waited more than half his life time to initiate a podcast.
According to Lear, the show will range from comedy to family, current events, politics and more. The free podcast, “All of the Above with Norman Lear,” will introduce new episodes every Monday on PodcastOne.com, iTunes and the PodcastOne app. Lear has never acted as host to his own talk show until this podcast.
Lear, who had nine shows on the air concurrently, also founded the liberal advocacy group People for the American Way. The World War II veteran acquired an original print of the Declaration of Independence and took it throughout all fifty states for a time period of ten years. In addition, US President Clinton awarded Lear with the National Medal of the Arts.
Pattiz has served as chief executive officer of PodcastOne since its founding in 2013. Its current lineup includes celebrities Dr. Drew, Shaquille O’Neal, Larry King, Dennis Miller, Jillian Michaels and more.
With his more than 40 years radio familiarity and know-how, Pattiz is also the founder of Westwood One, the largest provider of news, sports, entertainment and more.
Pattiz was appointed by former Presidents Clinton and Bush to function on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.