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Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Norm Macdonald believes he was fired as SNL "Weekend Update" anchor because of his "experimental stuff" -- not for mocking O.J. Simpson
Macdonald was famously fired by NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer, a friend of Simpson's, who overruled Lorne Michaels nearly 21 years...
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 10:40PM EDT
The former NBC executive, who died Sunday at age 72, thought experimenting with an announcer-less game would bring in ratings,...
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 3:42PM EDT
Macdonald opted to take the high road, even though the former NBC executive got Macdonald booted off of SNL’s Weekend...
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
Don Ohlmeyer, the NBC exec who resurrected the Peacock’s primetime lineup in the early ‘90s, dies at 72
When Ohlmeyer arrived as NBC West Coast president in 1993, he says “there was the smell of death” — despite Law...