It has been announced by PodcastOne Executive Chairman, Norman Pattiz, that Norman Lear will give a weekly Podcast through them. The program will also feature his friend and side-kick Paul Hipp. For the uninitiated, Norman Lear is a legend of sorts, in the world of television, and created many landmark shows such as The Jefferson’s, All in the Family, Good Times, Maude and One day at a time. But what makes him special is that he witnesses the dawn of television and went on to either produce or write over a hundred shows. He is also a veteran of World War II and an accomplished author. In fact, it would not be an overstatement to say that Norman Lear defined modern television as we know it today. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/norman-pattiz/
What will make the Podcast unique is the contributions made by other celebrities, such as Poehler, Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and America Ferrera. Along with celebrities, ordinary people will also talk about their perspectives regarding Mr. Lear’s works and other things. The sessions will touch upon a variety of subjects, such as politics, social issues, comedy, music etc. The podcast started on May 1 and will be aired subsequently every Monday, on PodcastOne.com, as well as on PodcastOne App on iTunes.
Needless to say, Norman Pattiz, the Chairman of PodcastOne is elated. A long-time friend and fan of Norma Lear, he feels that this is a big win for the service. As for Mr. Lear who celebrated his 95th birthday, he feels that he can connect with any one, no matter their age. Therefore, he is encouraging anyone interested to find out by subscribing.
Norman Pattiz is also a legend of sorts in the world of broadcasting. Apart from PodcastOne, he has been active in the radio side of things for over 40 years. He is also the founder of Westwood One, which became one of the largest providers of news source for entertainment, sports, talk and even traffic related programs to the broadcast industry. The company either managed, owned or distributed for CBS and NBC news, CNN radio, NFL, NCAA Basketball, Super Bowl to name a few. He started PodcastOne in 2012 because he felt that the audio-on-demand industry is undeserved. Not long after starting the podcast service it became a leader of sorts in that market segment.