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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
September 28, 2019  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

NBC, 11:29 p.m. ET

 
SEASON PREMIERE: Every time SNL starts a new season, I get a little nostalgic, and feel a little older. The original premiere of the first season of Saturday Night Live was the way I talked my way onto the TV critic job for a real newspaper, Florida’s The Gainesville Sun (“Hey, this is a college town, I’m a college student, this new NBC show is aimed at college kids – why not let me review it?”). And now, since tonight marks the Season 45 premiere of SNL, that means it’s also the 45thanniversary of me doing what I’m doing right now: writing about television. Tonight’s host is Woody Harrelson, who would have been 14 years old when SNL premiered in 1975. The musical guest is Billie Eilish, who would not have been born – for another 26 years.
 
 
 
 
 
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Zeke
There's your next book!
As SNL has followed our lives, with ups and downs, always pushing the current buttons, it would be a terrific Historic rumination! It might need to be a 3 volume epic!
It certainly could be a mirror of our boomer lives, the explanation point on each week. It has been passed on to generations.
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