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'SNL 40th Anniversary Special': Some famous faces missing from the show
'SNL 40th Anniversary Special': Some famous faces missing from the show

Live from New York ... it was many but not all of the people who starred on "Saturday Night Live"! NBC's 3 1/2-hour "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" was a ratings monster, with 23.1 million total viewers overall according to Nielsen. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 4:47 p.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that Al Franken, who worked on "Saturday Night Live" for 12 seasons as a writer-performer and is now a U.S. senator from Minnesota, did not attend the 40th-anniversry show. Photographs from the event suggest that he did attend, although he did not perform or appear onstage. NBC has yet to confirm his presence. ------------...

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