September 18, 2014

The Changing Tides of Saturday Night Live with James Miller

if you want to try to understand the reach of the show, one place to get a good start is by reading "Live From New York: The Complete Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers and Guests." Authors and historians Tom Shales and Jim Miller conducted, compiled and edited the massive collection which tells the story of SNL through (as the title suggests) uncensored interviews with the cast, crew and guest hosts. Even at two lbs, and 800 pages, its the kind of book you can't put down with its fill of historical record, touching moments, fights, love, hate, and even backstage gossip. The original edition covering the first 25 years of Saturday Night Live was released in 2002, but a brand new release brings the book up to date covering the entire 40 year history. We couldn't wait to talk with author Jim Miller about the new edition, and the changes that have taken place during the last decade and a half.