The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear remade our television culture-while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement.
Sharing the wealth of his 90 years, Even This I Get to Experience includes stories about befriending Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks; writing and directing Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, and Dick Van Dyke; working for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Not to mention, Lear flew some fifty bombing missions over Germany with the Fifteenth Air Force.
Lear founded People For the American Way, an organization to protect the civil rights and liberties of us all, and bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence to travel with across the country to schools, libraries, and public institutions to be shared with citizens everywhere.
Married three times and the father of six children ranging from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear's look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself from one of the century's greatest storytellers.
Norman Milton Lear 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.
Jacki Lyden is a NPR foreign correspondent, author, and sometimes host. His works include Daughter of the Queen of Sheeba, and Vox Babylonia.