Norman Lear on Living Life With Meaning

Norman Lear is responsible for TV shows like “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times”—programs that changed how Americans saw families and gave screen time to under-represented people during a rapidly evolving era. He went on to make several iconic films including “The Princess Bride” and “Stand By Me,” and then worked as an activist—he even made it to Richard Nixon’s “enemies” list. In a TED Talks conversation with Eric Hirshberg, Lear (also a war veteran who is now 93 years old) charmingly and humorously discusses stealing stories, needing a father figure, wanting to be heard and the moment he “began to understand the foolishness of the human condition”—a gift he has used since childhood.