A retirement living association recently honored the creator of the 1970s television series Good Times with an award at its annual event.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) presented the Andrus Award to Norman Lear at its expo, Vegas@50+. In addition to Good Times, Lear created Sanford and Son, All in the Family and Maude.
"Through his work in television and film, Norman Lear has made us all look more closely at ourselves and the society we live in," said AARP CEO A.
Barry Rand. "He has challenged us to make life better for all people. That's what AARP's founder, Dr Ethel Percy Andrus, was all about and that's what AARP today is all about."
Lear also established People For the American Way, an organization whose aim is to protect the rights of U.S. citizens. In 2001, he and his wife went on a road trip and during their travels, the couple offered Americans an opportunity to see an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, which they bought to help launch Declare Yourself. The objective of this initiative was to inspire young people to vote.