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Norman Lear to be Feted with ABC Special

Norman Lear poses with statue of himself

ABC is throwing a star-studded birthday party for television luminary and Emersonian Norman Lear ’44, who turned 100 on July 27.

Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter, will air on Thursday, September 22, 9:00-11:00 pm EDT. It will be available to stream on Hulu the following day.

Read: A Century of Laughs and Breakfast Thoughts: Happy Birthday, Norman Lear!

“Honoring the life and legacy of the remarkable storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear, the one-night-only celebration features intimate conversations, special performances and surprise reunions that pay homage to the man behind some of television’s greatest stories in celebration of his 100th birthday,” the ABC write-up says.

Announced guests include Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, and Octavia Spencer.

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