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'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast. The network also treated it with a similar level of fanfare, including an hourlong red carpet special hosted by the “Today” team of Al Roker, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. If anything, the event felt a bit more exclusive than the Oscars, with seemingly every seat in the relatively tiny Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center packed with a major celebrity clad in black tie. The special included appearances by dozens of former...

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