PoadcastOne through founder and Executive Chairman, Norman Pattiz announced the inclusion of the legendary Norman Lear in the leading on-demand media broadcast. Norman Lear joins other established names at PoadcastOne including Dr. Drew, Jillian Michaels, Steve Austin and Shaquille O’Neal.
Nevertheless, Norman Lear stands out due to his unique capabilities. He is a multi-talented director, writer, creator, producer and ex-World War II Veteran. Thanks to Lear, you got to enjoy the legendary sitcoms such as Good Times, Maude, The Jeffersons and All in time, that shaped and transformed American television in the past. Norman Lear is expected to bring his creative genius to the microphone as he hosts the All of the Above with Norman Lear, a weekly podcast available every Monday. The show debuted in May this year, and Paul Hipp, actor, composer and Lear’s close confidant is the co-host. The broadcast will feature celebrities like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler, and Jerrod Carmicheal. Norman and Paul will entertain and engage listeners on various topics including politics, current events, music, comedy and social issue. Despite his age, Norman Lear hopes to connect to all audiences. Apart from his work as a content producer off and on screen, Lear is the founder of the American Way, a liberal advocacy outfit with about 3000 members. He has received various recognitions for his work including a National Medal of the Arts.
Norman Pattiz is among the top admirers of Norman Lear’s legacy. Like Lear, Pattiz has significantly contributed to his field of specialization. Norman Pattiz is an entrepreneur, leading senior media executive and philanthropist. One of his leading enterprises, Westwood One was founded in 1974. It is currently the top radio network and distributor and provider of sports, news, traffic programming, talk and entertainment in the Broadcast sector in America. Westwood One at some point owned, distributed and managed The Super Bowl, NFL Football, CNN radio, NCAA Basketball, CBS News, and the Mutual Broadcasting System. Norman served as CEO of the company until 1994. After discovering a niche in the on-demand media market, Pattiz introduced PodcastOne managed under his Courtside Entertainment Group. The PoadcasOne Sales is currently the leading podcast marketing and sales company in the nation.
Back in 2000, Norman was appointed to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America by the then president Bill Clinton. President Bush reappointed him to the board two years later (http://dashconference.com/speakers/norman-pattiz/). The primary role of the Broadcasting Board of Governors is to oversee all but military broadcasting services including Middle East Broadcasting, Voice of America, Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe among others. While the board, he oversaw the launch of the pioneer American Arabic broadcasts serving the Middle East plus the Farsi language broadcasts targeting Iran.
He is a recipient of the Library of America Broadcasting’s Giants of Broadcasting awards and became part of the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. Other awards presented to Pattiz include the Freedom of Speech award, Distinguished Education service award, and Broadcaster of the year. Learn more: http://normanpattiz.com/author/npattiz/