πŸ“’ Author : James Andrew Miller
πŸ“’ Publisher : Little, Brown
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-09-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 800
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780316295079
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed---and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.


πŸ“’ Author : Courtney Litz
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harlequin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-08-15
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781459248700
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Coming soon to a network near you… Lena Sharpe wants her life to be the fabulous kind that movies are made of. She works in television, so she's familiar with the heroine, the hook and when to break for commercial. The problem is, she's always telling other people's stories. When will it be her turn? Potential costars are numerous…. Call it romantic, or call it delusional (her friends do), but Lena rewrites her life story for every guy she meets. She chats up a lowly band-boy and suddenly she's Mrs. Indie. Flirts with a banker, and presto, she's got a house in the country and a golden retriever. A happy ending is almost definitely pretty much guaranteed…. When Lena meets Colin, the perfect guy, she's on cloud nine. Suddenly, she has the life she's always wanted, complete with a new circle of fabulous friendsβ€”much to the chagrin of her old circle of fabulous friends. He even encourages her to quit her job and follow her dream. Is this love or just another fantasy? And what's up next? Diamond ring or reality check? To find out, tune in to Live from New York, It's Lena Sharpe!


πŸ“’ Author : Pam Ann
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-11-15
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1908571705
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

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πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1996
πŸ“’ Pages : 183
πŸ“’ ISBN : OCLC:1045071283
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Rivers

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πŸ“’ Author : Stephen Tropiano
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-11-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 400
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781480366862
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FAQ:EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT TELEVISION'S LONGEST RUNNING COME


πŸ“’ Author : Alec Cumming
πŸ“’ Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-04-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 127
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780738598093
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : New York City's extraordinary radio history, much like the story of the city itself, is a tale of strivers, dreamers, and ingenious risk takers. New York City Radio presents an unprecedented visual history featuring many of these timeless characters, including radio inventors Lee De Forest and Maj. Edwin Armstrong; entrepreneurs and trailblazers David Sarnoff, William Paley, Bernice Judis, and Hal Jackson; beloved heroes Dan Ingram, Frankie Crocker, and Alison Steele; controversial antiheroes Don Imus, Bob Grant, and Howard Stern; and many others. New York City Radio tells the story of the invention and perfection of the art of big-time, big-city radio broadcasting and the life and times of the most competitive, important, and exciting radio market in the country.


πŸ“’ Author : William T. Horner
πŸ“’ Publisher : McFarland
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-02-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781476630595
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Two events in 1976 had enduring effects on American cultureβ€”the debut of Saturday Night Live and the presidential election pitting Gerald Ford against Jimmy Carter. With its mix of sketch comedy and music, SNL grabbed huge ratings and several Emmys in its first season and made household names of its seven original cast members. While fighting for the Republican presidential nomination (and his political survival) President Ford allowed his press secretary, Ron Nessen, to guest-host SNLβ€”the first politician to do so. Ford also appeared on the show, via video tape, to offer a comic counterpunch to Chevy Chase’s signature line, β€œI’m Chevy Chase and you’re not." In the election seasons that followed, it became a rite of passage for politicians establishing a national profile to appear on SNL, while the show's treatment of them and their platforms has had a continuing impact on political discourse.


πŸ“’ Author : The New York Times
πŸ“’ Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-05-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 463
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781603763691
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : This unique volume uncovers the most fascinating and compelling stories from The New York Times about the city the paper calls home. More than 200 articles and an abundance of photographs, illustrations, maps, and graphs from the preeminent newspaper in the world take a look at the history and personality of the world's most influential city. Read firsthand accounts of the subway opening in 1904 and the day the Metrocard was introduced; the fall of Tammany Hall and recurring corruption in city politics; the Son of Sam murders; jazz clubs in the 1920s and legendary performances at the Fillmore East; baseball's Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier at Brooklyn's storied Ebbets Field in 1947; the 1977 and 2004 blackouts; the openings and closings of the city's most beloved restaurants; and much more. Not just a historical account, this is a fascinating, sometimes funny, and often moving look at how people in New York live, eat, travel, mourn, fight, love, and celebrate. Organized by theme, the book includes original writings on all topics related to city life, including art, architecture, transportation, politics, neighborhoods, people, sports, business, food, and more. Includes articles from such well-known Times writers as Meyer Berger, Gay Talese, Anna Quindlen, Israel Shenker, Brooks Atkinson, Frank Rich, Ada Louise Huxtable, John Kieran, Russell Baker, and more. Special contributors who have written about New York for the Times include Paul Auster, Woody Allen, and E.B. White, among others.


πŸ“’ Author : Arie Kaplan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-08-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 64
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781467747950
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : In 1975 Saturday Night Live came out of the gate swinging, with a daring, bold, and rebellious vibe that was new to television back then. With a cast of comedic actors known as the Not Ready for Prime Time Players, television producer Lorne Michaels launched a style of live television comedy that appealed specifically to young viewers with a taste for questioning authorityβ€”and that style stood the test of time. From hilarious charactersβ€”the Conehead family, Wayne Campbell, the Spartan cheerleaders, the Target Lady, and Stefonβ€”to impressions of US presidents and politicians performed with spot-on precision, the late-night comedy show has shaped American comedy for four decades. With millions of loyal fans across a wide range of viewership demographics, Saturday Night Live has made a significant impact on American culture. It introduced catchphrases such as "Well, isn’t that special?" and "More cowbell!" It influenced public opinion through satirical political sketches and news commentary. It provided rich material for box office hits such as The Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World. It created megastars out of dozens of comedians. And in the process, the show earned an impressive roster of accolades including thirty-six Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. It's been ranked as one of the greatest shows of all time and has been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Discover how the SNL brand of raucous humor has stayed meaningful and fresh over the years and continues to draw audiences today.


πŸ“’ Author : Edward D. Berkowitz
πŸ“’ Publisher : Columbia University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-12-27
πŸ“’ Pages : 296
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780231500517
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only witnessed long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As Edward D. Berkowitz demonstrates, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and defeat in Vietnam led to an unraveling of the national consensus. During the decade, ideas about the United States, how it should be governed, and how its economy should be managed changed dramatically. Berkowitz argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced by a more skeptical attitude about government's ability to positively affect society. From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, Berkowitz captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of dΓ©tente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater legal and social recognition. At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life-the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Berkowitz also considers important shifts in American popular culture, recounting the creative renaissance in American film as well as the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster. He discusses how television programs such as All in the Family and Charlie's Angels offered Americans both a reflection of and an escape from the problems gripping the country.