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  • 1987
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter Graves as host in 1987. Well-established and a franchise series for A&E by 1994, it later spun off t (more…)

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First Aired: April 22, 2002

Harry Smith hosts a retrospective on "Saturday Night Live" that features a look at the making of a 2001 show hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. The cast and crew are followed from the somewhat tense Monday meeting (where they must come up with ideas), through the writing process and rehearsals, to the live show on Saturday. Also: comments from creator Lorne Michaels, Chevy Chase, Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, Chris Kattan, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon.

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  • Premiered: February 16, 1987
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)

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