Craig Ferguson hosts The Late Late Show in 2011. Sonja Flemming/AP hide caption

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In this Nov. 7 photo, President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington. From left are House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In addition to producing TV sitcoms such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear has also worked as a social and political activist. AP hide caption

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