Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Debut of Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC on October 11, 1975.
October 11, 1975
Created by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol, NBC’s Saturday Night Live premiered on this day in 1975. Since then, the show hasn’t strayed far from its content of parodies of current culture and politics. The show became an instant hit and has become one of the longest-running TV programs in the U.S. Over the years, it has received 36 Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and three Writers Guild of America Awards. 1980, Michaels left the show to explore other things and the show found itself on the brink of cancelation but recovered when Ebersol took the helm. Michaels returned in 1985.