National Comedy Center Quote on the Passing of Norman Lear

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(WNY News Now) – The passing of Norman Lear, a creative pioneer in television, prompts reflections on his transformative influence, as expressed by Journey Gunderson, Executive Director of the National Comedy Center.

Jamestown, N.Y. – “Norman Lear revolutionized the television landscape, pushed societal boundaries and transformed our culture with groundbreaking comedies that addressed serious issues and offered sharp social commentary while being remarkably funny — appealing to broad audiences for over five decades. He was a creative pioneer and true genius, who believed strongly in the power of laughter to unite us, and supported the non-profit mission of the National Comedy Center. We are proud to celebrate his extraordinary work for generations to come.” – National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson.

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