In April 2114 Norman Pattiz, the founder of PodcastOne Network launched a new show, All of the Above with Norman Lear. The show would host several conversations including comedy, family, social issues, politics, and music. Launching the show means that a World War II celebrated writer, director, creator, and producer of legendary comedy genres Norman Lear brings back his voice to the industry. Lear is famously known for creating sitcoms such as Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Maude, All in the Family, and many others that restructured the American television industry,
Lear’s show would feature politicians and celebrities. Paul Hipp, a renowned actor, and composer would join Lear in hosting the show. Amy Poehler, Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and America Ferrera were among the suggested guests for the show. The podcast began on May 1, 2017, with new episodes being released every Monday on iTunes, PodcastOne.com and the PodcastOne app.
In a statement during the announcement, Lear, 95 stated that he waited until half his life was over to launch a podcast. He asked listeners not to worry about his age as he will host the just like their age mates. On his side, Norman Pattiz indicated that it is great to have the legendary media personnel on PodcastOne network.
Norman Lear Experience
At 95 years of age, Norman Lear can be referred as the father of the American television. He pioneered creative writing, creation, production, and developed over 100 shows in the course of his career. Outside the screens, he founded People for the American Way and was honored with the National Medal of Arts, an award presented to him by President Clinton.
About Norman Pattiz
With over 40 years of experience in radio syndication, Norman Pattiz has significantly revolutionized modern day podcasts. Pattiz founded Westwood One, an organization that grew to become the largest provider of talk, traffic programming, sports, news, and entertainment. Under his leadership, Westwood One managed and distributed CBS News, NFL Football, NCAA Basketball, CNN radio, The Super Bowl, March Madness and both Summer and Winter Olympic games.
In 2010, Pattiz launched Courtside Entertainment Group to produce and distribute on-demand programming. After realizing an untapped opportunity in the on-demand programming segment, Norman Pattiz founded PodcastOne in 2012. The first quickly grew to become the leader in production and distribution of on-demand programming. With his experience, Norman Pattiz caught the attention of both President Clinton and Bush in 2000 and 2002 respectively when they appointed him to be a member of Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States. It was during his tenure that he conceived and launched Arabic language television and radio in 22 countries in the Middle East. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/norman-pattiz/