The 28th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture of Arts and Public Policy
March 23, 2015
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
On March 23rd, Norman Lear delivered the 28th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. Norman Lear is a television writer and producer, as well as a political and social activist and philanthropist who is best known for producing such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude, as well as his support of First Amendment rights and progressive causes. Lear was introduced by musician and actor COMMON, with whom he had collaborated on the Television Academy's "An Evening with Norman Lear," about his influence on hip hop culture.
The lecture featured a special performance by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.