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
Anne Beatts on the difficulty in getting praise from Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels

Bernie Brillstein

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Manager Bernie Brillstein on The Muppets appearance on Saturday Night Live
Bernie Brillstein on meeting Lorne Michaels and the beginnings of Saturday Night Live
Bernie Brillstein on the original cast and production of Saturday Night Live
Bernie Brillstein on censorship Lorne Michaels faced on Saturday Night Live; and on leaving SNL

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on the people he worked with on Saturday Night Live
William Clotworthy on a typical work week at Saturday Night Live
William Clotworthy on Lorne Michaels
William Clotworthy on Lorne Michaels tribute to him when Cloworthy left Saturday Night Live

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on her first impression of Lorne Michaels

Greg Daniels

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Greg Daniels on what he learned as a writer on Saturday Night Live

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

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Lorne Michaels and partnering up for Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on hiring the cast of Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on Chevy Chase joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, after being hired as a writer
Dick Ebersol on Andy Kaufman joining Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on what Lorne Michaels thought of Ebersol's music selections for Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on the friendship between Lorne Michaels and Paul Simon
Dick Ebersol on troubles between Fred Silverman and Lorne Michaels, and Michaels leaving the show
Dick Ebersol on the offices and awe inspired by 30 Rockefeller Plaza
Dick Ebersol on how crucial Lorne Michaels is to Saturday Night Live
Dick Ebersol on his friendship with Lorne Michaels

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live

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

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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

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

John Moffitt

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

Garrett Morris

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

Thad Mumford

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

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on being cast on Saturday Night Live
Laraine Newman on the early weeks of Saturday Night Live
Laraine Newman on working with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live

Don Ohlmeyer

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

Bernie Orenstein

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

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on Lorne Michaels; on appearing on-camera occasionally on SNL

Keith Raywood

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

Rob Reiner

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Rob Reiner on hosting the third Saturday Night Live telecast

Heino Ripp

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Heino Ripp on working with John Belushi and Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live

Bob Schiller

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

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

Paul Shaffer

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Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on how Lorne Michaels gave the creators of sketches full producing powers
Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on how Lorne Michaels geared the schedule of Saturday Night Live to the evening hours
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)
Paul Shaffer on leaving Saturday Night Live after five years

George Shapiro

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

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on working for Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live
G.E. Smith on his influence on Lorne Michaels in booking musical guests for Saturday Night Live

Saul Turteltaub

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

Bob Weiskopf

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

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
SNL Production Design Team on Lorne Michaels' input into the Saturday Night Live home base set
SNL Production Design Team on Lorne Michaels' input into the Saturday Night Live home base set
SNL Production Design Team on Lorne Michaels' input into the Saturday Night Live home base set

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his relationship with Lorne Michaels

Alan Zweibel

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

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