Norman Lear has been appointed chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the body that makes the final decision on installations to the ATAS Hall of Fame.
Lear, who created and produced such TV series classics as “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Sanford & Son,” becomes the third chairman of the committee that was founded in 1984. Former ATAS prexy John H. Mitchell was the first. He was later succeeded by producer Edgar Scherick.
Over the past 23 years, more than 70 TV industry executives, producers and performers have been inducted to the Hall. Lear inducted in 1984.