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"Live from New York is described as 'an uncensored history of Saturday Night Live' and that is exactly what you get: no mincing of words, no glancing blows....See the hatred that Jim Belushi still bears for Bob Woodward for writing about his brother. Feel the love that the original cast had for Gilda Radner. Learn about the reverence with which the later members of the cast look up to Lorne Michaels. Experience the one thing that seems to unite the entire cast, old and young, past and present: an overriding hatred of Chevy Chase." Erik Beck, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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For the first time ever, with the rare cooperation of reclusive SNL producer and creator Lorne Michaels, Pulitzer-Prize winning television critic Tom Shales and James Miller have interviewed the stars, the writers, the crew, and the special guests who have made Saturday Night Live the greatest long-running comedy of all time. From these backstage stories and uncensored memories, they have woven a brilliant oral history that stands as the definitive account of the show's history. The creative frenzies, the clashing egos, the actors who went on to megastardom in movies and those who just disappeared, the origins of famous routines, the censorship battles, the humor so corrosive that it never got on the air, the love affairs, the drugs, the ferocious feuds, the good hosts and the bad — it's all here, much of it for the first time, and all of it from the people who lived through it.

Synopsis:

A star-studded, first-person history of Saturday Night Live that finally reveals what really went on backstage, on the set, in the writer's offices, and on the town.

About the Author

Tom Shales is the Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic of the Washington Post. His books include On the Air and Legends.

James Andrew Miller has written for The New York Times, Life, and Newsweek and wrote the book Running in Place.

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Patrick Lonergan, June 15, 2009 (view all comments by Patrick Lonergan)
The first 27 seasons of "Saturday Night Live" are detailed in the recollections of the late night show's casts, writers, producers, and guests. Stories include the genesis of the show, Eddie Murphy's quick rise during one of the show's most troubled seasons, the abrupt firing of Norm MacDonald, and how the show was affected by the 9/11 tragedy. It's an interesting and entertaining read for long-time fans, but still an eye-opener for the casual viewer who's curious about the behind-the-scenes operations that brings the show to air each week.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316781466
Author:
Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Shales, Tom
Author:
Miller, James A.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Saturday night live
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 47
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x1.49 in. 2.38 lbs.

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