The Television Academy Foundation has announced a partnership with Netflix to present The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, the first-ticketed, public program ever held at the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the Foundation’s Archive of American Television, the event also celebrates the growth of the archive and its re-branding as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television. The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time will kick off the Foundation’s new public program and will showcase footage from The Interviews to highlight the career and contributions of four-time Emmy Award winner Norman Lear (All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude), reportedly emphasizing the pro-social themes throughout his body of work. A special focus will be the groundbreaking revival of one of his most popular shows, Netflix’s One Day at a Time (2017) and a lively exchange with the series co-creators and executive producers Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce and stars Justina Machado, Emmy-Oscar-Tony-Grammy-Award winner Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky.
Tickets for The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time are $15 per person and are available via EVENTBRITE. All proceeds will benefit the Television Academy Foundation’s Internship and College Television Awards programs and will help underwrite The Interviews: An Oral History of Television. The program will also be available for viewing at a later date on TelevisionAcademy.com.
“This event is the perfect platform to honor The Interviews’ 20 years of extraordinary collection of content,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “We are thrilled to present this first-of-its-kind public event on our campus in celebration of The Interviews and Norman Lear’s brilliant storytelling, which is still relevant across generations, gender and culture.”
The Interviews’ clips showcased during the program are excerpted from recorded conversations with Lear in 1997 as well as Nanette Fabray, Rita Moreno, Carroll O’Connor, Rob Reiner, Jimmie Walker and others.
One Day at a Time is a 2017 Netflix Original Series based on the 1975–84 Norman Lear program of the same name. In a re-imagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the “help” of her old-school mom. The series has been renewed by Netflix for a second season, available in early 2018.
“There is only one Norman Lear who, with One Day at a Time, proves that the freshest voice in television also belongs to one of its greatest legends,” noted Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos. “We are honored to partner with the Television Academy Foundation to showcase Norman Lear – the man and his work – and the brilliant team that comprises our One Day at a Time revival before a live audience for The Power of TV inaugural event.”