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Saturday Night Live Anniversary

The “Frog Days of Fall” are filled with new TV shows. Some last, others don’t. One show that has lasted for the past 36 years is “Saturday Night Live” on NBC. In fact, the very first SNL debuted on this day, October 11, 1975 with comedian George Carlin as the first host.

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Here’s a little history of SNL courtesy of Wikipedia:

“Saturday Night Live is a live American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC’s Saturday Night.

Throughout its three decades on air, Saturday Night Live has received a number of awards, including 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. It was ranked tenth on TV Guide’s “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time” list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.” In 2009, it received 13 Emmy nominations bringing the show to a total of 126, giving it the most Emmy nominations in television history.”

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