People For the American Way

People For: Special Celebrates Norman Lear’s Life, Legacy 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2022

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

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Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington, DC – Following tonight’s airing of the ABC special honoring People For the American Way founder Norman Lear, “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter,” People For President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“We are so proud to see our founder Norman Lear’s activism, as well as his incredible Hollywood career, highlighted in this special devoted to his life. As Tom Hanks says, Norman has always been committed to ‘equal justice, equal opportunity. And where that doesn’t exist, he’s going to fight like hell until it does.’ Norman is a guiding light for us every single day. We’re thrilled to have him in our lives and to be a part of this moving and beautifully done tribute to him. We encourage everyone to watch the show online and find out more about this American icon.”

“Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter” is now available on Hulu.

Watch a sizzle reel for the show here.


About People For the American Way 

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: