At 97 years old, legendary producer Norman Lear is still enjoying more career milestones. The producer behind TV classics such as “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” is officially the oldest Emmy winner ever. His latest wins came last weekend for his work on ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience.” On top of that the “One Day at a Time” remake has recently found a new home on Pop TV, and Sony just renewed its overall deal with Lear’s Act III Prods.

The Hollywood veteran spoke to Variety about about not shying away from real-life social and political issues throughout his prolific career. “There was a lot of pushback from the network but we stood our ground,” Lear said about the contentious issues in “All in the Family.”