“Saturday Night Live” and Weekend Update

  title={“Saturday Night Live” and Weekend Update},
  author={Aaron Reincheld},
  journal={Journalism History},
  pages={190 - 197}
“Saturday Night Live” is a television institution that has played a pivotal role in cultivating American television satire with its main target for the last thirty years being politics and politicians, particularly on its Weekend Update segment. Using interviews with some of those involved with “SNL” as well as other primary sources, this article examines how this “newscast” was developed over its first five years, with attention paid to its role and purpose, how its material was selected and… 
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