The Legacy of Norman Pattiz in the Media Industry

Norman Lear is a multi-talented creative who is also a writer, World war II veteran, director, and producer. His legendary contributions include the Jeffersons, Good Times and All in the Family that shaped and changed American television. Currently, Norman uses his voice to further topics he is passionate about through a weekly podcast. His program, All of Above with Norman Lear seeks to entertain, champion meaningful social and political conversations, and provide all-round topics for the family. Paul Hipp, Norman’s friend, is a regular host on the program. Celebrity guests from different fields also frequent the show that debuted on May 1. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/norman-pattiz/

New episodes are available on PodcastOne.com, iTunes, and the PodcastOne app every Monday. There is a pre-subscription option offer for fans. Norman Lear, 95, hopes to connect with all audiences regardless of their ages.

Mr. Pattiz serves as the Executive Chairman and owner of PodcastOne. Norman’s inspiration to tap into the podcast market is the niche that exists the audio on-demand sector. Since its inauguration in 2012, PodcastOne has become a market trendsetter and leader in the area. Other than Norman, the PodcastOne also features Shaquille O’Neal, Larry King, and Laura Ingraham plus a host of other known talents.

Norman has over 40 years experience in the broadcast industry and is the founder of Westwood One. As a leader at Westwood One, Norman steered the company to a leadership position in the American broadcast industry. Some of the networks owned or managed by Westwood One include CNN radio, NBC Radio, NCAA basketball, Summer Olympic Games, CBS news, the Super Bowl and other channels and talk shows. The Courtside Entertainment Group, another Norman Pattiz’s company, distributes and produces quality programs since 2010.

In 2000 and 2002, Norman was part of the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the USA, a body that oversees state broadcasting services for U.S nonmilitary such as The Voice of America. He contributed to the launch of the pioneer American Arabic language television and radio broadcaster in 22 Middle East countries and the Farsi language broadcast in Iran. Norman is the founder of People for America, a liberal advocacy group. He is also actively involved in activities that champion for freedom and independence. He also serves as Chair of the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Security Laboratories.

He was a recipient National Medal of Arts in 1999. The Library of American Broadcasting honored Mr. Pattiz with the Giant of Broadcasting Award in 2009. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/normanpattiz

CEO Norman Pattiz Announces New Show on PodcastOne

Most people find the unknown to be an irresistible topic of conversation. Norman Pattiz, CEO of PodcastOne, the largest ad-supported podcast network in the United States, recently announced a new podcast program that will delve into the unknown world of paranormal phenomena. The podcast, Beyond the Darkness, will be hosted by author David Schrader and radio host Tim Dennis. The show is part of a podcast sub-network on PodcastOne led by WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho. Podcasts will be available for download every Monday.

 

In addition launching PodcastOne, Pattiz founded Westwood One in 1974, which at one time was the largest radio network in the United States. He was the CEO of Westwood One until 1994. The company has been affiliated with NBC and CBS, CNN Radio, as well as the NFL and NCAA Basketball. It has also broadcast major sporting events such as the Superbowl and both Summer and Winter Olympics.

 

Pattiz sits on the boards of many broadcasting and education-related organizations. From 2000 to 2006, Pattiz served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the body that governs government-operated civilian broadcasts, such as Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Pattiz also took the lead in developing Arabic and Farsi language radio and TV programming, which today is broadcast across the Middle East and reaches more than 40 million listeners per week. Radio Sawa provides round-the-clock music and news, and Alhurra Television provides satellite TV across the region.

 

Pattiz also sits on the Board of Regents of the University of California system and chairs the boards of Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories. Moreover, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations. As a broadcaster, he has been recognized by the Library of American Broadcasting as a “Giant of Broadcasting,” and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame.

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