If Norman Lear at 92 Is What 92 Is, I'll Have What He's Having

July 23, 2014 10:43 PM

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If Norman Lear at 92 Is What 92 Is, I'll Have What He's Having

Norman once called his mother in Bridgeport, Conn., and said, "Mother, I just got this call. The Television Academy is forming a Hall of Fame. And the first inductees are going to be General Sarnoff and Edward R. Murrow and William Paley and Milton Berle and Paddy Chayefsky and Lucille Ball -- and me."

There was about a two-second beat, and she said, "Listen, if that's what they want to do, who am I to say?"

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