Associated Press photo/Penguin Press Even THIS I Get to Experience is a new a memoir by Norman Lear.

TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book

NEW YORK – From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a boy I thought that if I could turn a screw in my father’s head just a sixteenth of an inch one way or the other, it might help him to tell the difference between right and wrong.”

Lear’s father Herman – by turns flamboyant, loutish, charming and downright criminal, and an...

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FLC student band will perform Monday

The Fort Lewis College concert band and jazz ensemble will present the fall band concert, “Geographies” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.

The program will feature music from different geographic areas. It will start with a British military band march, “The Mad Major,” by Kenneth Alford, and continue across Europe with the Italian piece “Funiculi, Funicula.”

It will then come back to the...

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