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An Evening with Lorne Michaels: Live From Dallas, It's Saturday Night!

February 27, 2016

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Saturday Night Live has evolved into a true entertainment powerhouse. Millions tune in each week to catch the latest and greatest color commentary on current events presented through classic slap-stick sketches and introspective bits that really make viewers think. With its finger on the pulse of pop culture and current events, SNL has approached politics with razor-sharp wit that has provided water cooler conversation for more than 40 years.

Creator and Executive Producer Lorne Michaels and NBC's Willie Geist visited the Bush Center to explore the history of Saturday Night Live political impersonations. Throughout the years, comedians have made their mark portraying the leaders of the free world. Hear behind-the-scenes stories about the actors and the real-life politicians who have visited the set, and enjoy classic clips that have turned campaign season in to must-see TV.

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