Live from New York

An Oral History of Saturday Night Live

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WHEN A YOUNG WRITER named Lorne Michaels talked NBC executives into taking a chance on a new weekend late-night comedy series, nobody really knew what to expect-not even Michaels. But Saturday Night Live, launched in 1975 and still thriving today, would change the face of television. It introduced brash new stars with names like Belushi, Radner, Chase, and Murray; trashed taboos that had inhibited TV for decades; and had such an impact on American life, laughter, and politics that even presidents of the United States had to take notice. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Shales and bestselling... more

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Angela Pham I recently finished the oral history of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York. SNL’s cast and crew discuss their perception of Lorne Michaels, and it is rare to hear employees speak of their still-alive, legendary boss so truthfully. (Source)

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