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TV Legend Meets First Recipient of Norman Lear Scholarship

Lear and Mensah sit on couch
Photo: Mark Von Holden/Invision for Emerson College/AP Images

Television legend and Emerson College alumnus Norman Lear ’44 meets with Worlanyo Mensah ’23, the first recipient of the full, four-year, Emerson College Norman Lear Scholarship, in Los Angeles on Friday, September 20.

Lear, who most recently made history as the oldest Emmy winner for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: All in the Family and The Jeffersons, launched the scholarship fund at Emerson College last fall.

The scholarship allows the school to admit exceptionally motivated and gifted students from first-generation, underrepresented and underserved backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a career in writing for theatre, television, or film, or in the field of writing itself.

Mensah, a Visual and Media Arts major, is a native of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, and hopes to be a screenwriter.



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