Lorne Michaels


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Anne Beatts

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Anne Beatts on the development of Saturday Night (Live) by Lorne Michaels and NBC executive Dick Ebersol's role in it
01:39
Anne Beatts on the difficulty in getting praise from Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels
01:37

Bernie Brillstein

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Manager Bernie Brillstein on The Muppets appearance on Saturday Night Live
00:44
Bernie Brillstein on meeting Lorne Michaels and the beginnings of Saturday Night Live
19:20
Bernie Brillstein on the original cast and production of Saturday Night Live
13:21
Bernie Brillstein on censorship Lorne Michaels faced on Saturday Night Live; and on leaving SNL
08:56

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on the people he worked with on Saturday Night Live
02:07
William Clotworthy on a typical work week at Saturday Night Live
03:39
William Clotworthy on Lorne Michaels
06:25
William Clotworthy on Lorne Michaels tribute to him when Cloworthy left Saturday Night Live
01:47

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on her first impression of Lorne Michaels
01:02

Joe DeTullio

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Joe DeTullio on the longevity of his Grand Central Station-themed "home base" set for Saturday Night Live, and on feedback on the design from Lorne Michaels and others
04:42

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Lorne Michaels and partnering up for Saturday Night Live
21:17
Dick Ebersol on hiring the cast of Saturday Night Live
02:42
Dick Ebersol on Chevy Chase joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, after being hired as a writer
03:43
Dick Ebersol on Andy Kaufman joining Saturday Night Live
08:01
Dick Ebersol on what Lorne Michaels thought of Ebersol's music selections for Saturday Night Live
00:55
Dick Ebersol on the friendship between Lorne Michaels and Paul Simon
02:35
Dick Ebersol on troubles between Fred Silverman and Lorne Michaels, and Michaels leaving the show
09:29
Dick Ebersol on the offices and awe inspired by 30 Rockefeller Plaza
02:12
Dick Ebersol on how crucial Lorne Michaels is to Saturday Night Live
00:49
Dick Ebersol on his friendship with Lorne Michaels
01:48

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
01:38

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry on how he was asked to host Saturday Night Live by Lorne Michaels

Louis J. Horvitz

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Louis J. Horvitz on working on Paul Simon's Concert in Central Park  with producer Lorne Michaels
07:13

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
31:05

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
03:38

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on getting 2 job offers: one for Saturday Night Live, one for a new show with Howard Cosell and Roone Arledge
02:39

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on turning down the chance to direct Saturday Night Live at its beginning
02:36

Garrett Morris

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Garrett Morris on working with Lorne Michaels and graduating from "The Not Ready for Primetime Players"
02:10
Garrett Morris on how Saturday Night Live was first described to him
05:40
Garrett Morris on memories of working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
09:08

Thad Mumford

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Thad Mumford on writing for The Flip Wilson Show with Lorne Michaels
05:50

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on being cast on Saturday Night Live
05:46
Laraine Newman on the early weeks of Saturday Night Live
05:44
Laraine Newman on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
01:35

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on Lorne Michaels wanting to produce a late night talk show with Conan O'Brien
06:12
Executive Don Ohlmeyer on the decision to pull Norm MacDonald from Saturday Night Live 's "Weekend Update"
08:05
Don Ohlmeyer on Lorne Michaels
00:57

Bernie Orenstein

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Bernie Orenstein on hiring Lorne Michaels as a writer on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show
02:33

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on Lorne Michaels; on appearing on-camera occasionally on SNL
02:09

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on working as an art director for Lorne Michaels at Broadway video
06:52
Keith Raywood on production designing 30 Rock for producers Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels
06:04

Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on hosting the third Saturday Night Live telecast
03:50

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lorne Michaels first writing job in the U.S. - for Phyllis Diller
00:22

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Schlosser on how Saturday Night Live, produced by Lorne Michaels, came to be, and on Tomorrow with Tom Snyder
13:07

Paul Shaffer

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Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on how Lorne Michaels gave the creators of sketches full producing powers
01:41
Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on how Lorne Michaels geared the schedule of Saturday Night Live to the evening hours
01:14
Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on the problem encountered by musical guest John Sebastian while performing the Welcome Back, Kotter theme song on Saturday Night Live (and producer Lorne Michaels stepping in live on the air to ask him to start over)
01:27
Paul Shaffer on leaving Saturday Night Live after five years
01:39

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on how Andy Kaufman got the role on Taxi and the gig on Saturday Night Live
00:38

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on working for Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
01:05
G.E. Smith on his influence on Lorne Michaels in booking musical guests for Saturday Night Live
02:23

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on hiring Lorne Michaels as a writer on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show
01:36

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lorne Michaels first writing job in the U.S. - for Phyllis Diller
00:22

Leo Yoshimura

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Leo Yoshimura on his and Eugene Lee's early understanding with Lorne Michaels about the production design of Saturday Night Live, and on designing the early home base set
01:20
SNL Production Design Team on Lorne Michaels' input into the Saturday Night Live home base set
04:44
SNL Production Design Team on Lorne Michaels' input into the Saturday Night Live home base set
04:44
SNL Production Design Team on Lorne Michaels' input into the Saturday Night Live home base set
04:44

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his relationship with Lorne Michaels
00:56

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on meeting Lorne Michaels and being hired to write for Saturday Night Live
03:27
Alan Zweibel on jokes he wrote for Lorne Michaels to audition to be a writer on Saturday Night Live
00:57
Alan Zweibel on the first episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by George Carlin, and on how Lorne Michaels handled it
04:58
Alan Zweibel on the fifth season of Saturday Night Live, and on Lorne Michaels announcing he was leaving the show
03:04
Alan Zweibel on writing for the Lorne Michaels-produced The New Show
04:51
Alan Zweibel on what makes Lorne Michaels a strong and capable producer of Saturday Night Live
03:00

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