In April 2017, Norman Pattiz, an experienced profession in the radio syndication industry and the founding CEO of PodcastOne network hinted that Norman Lear would be returning to the microphone. Soon turning 95, Lear is an experienced journalist who has written, created, directed and produced some of the best sitcoms of their time. These sitcoms include Maude, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times and All in the family. The experienced media personality will be hosting All of the Above in the PodcastOne network.
All of the Above is expected to take listeners on an entertaining ride with conversations ranging from current events, comedy, family, music, social issues and politics among many others. The show would also feature celebrities, politicians and any other person that the fans would demand. Norman Lear will be joined by his longtime friend, composer, and actor, Paul Hipp. The show would be going live on May 1, with new episodes available on Mondays on PodcastOne app, PodcastOne.com, and iTunes.
Among the early guests expected to grace the event include Jerrod Carmichael who would discuss race in media. Amy Poehler would discuss religion, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus discussing basketball talents. America Ferrera would discuss triathlon training.
Speaking during the announcement of the show, PodcastOne founder Norman Pattiz expressed his confidence and trust on the veteran journalist. He stated that he had known him for long and he firmly believes that Lear would deliver in the show.
Although he is soon turning 95, Norman Lear remains one of the best journalists of all times. During the peak of his career, Lear was on the frontline in creating, producing, developing and producing over 100 shows. In fact, he had nine shows airing at the same time. In a statement during the announcement of his comeback, Lear assured his fans that the show would be entertaining despite the possible age difference.
Norman Pattiz in Brief
Norman Pattiz is the chairman and founder of PodcastOne, a leading producer, and distributor of on-demand programming. He established this firm in 2012 after realizing the unexploited potential in the audio-on-demand segment. Over the years in his radio career, Pattiz has been recognized severally, with the most significant one being the Giants Broadcasting Award.
With over 40 years in radio syndication, Norman Pattiz has pioneered many companies including Westwood One and Courtside Entertainment Group among many others. Pattiz is also the brains behind the formation of The Voice of America, Middle East Broadcasting, Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/normanpattiz