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Florence Snyder: If you’re laughing, it was probably not a ‘skit’

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Pols, pundits and other people in #TheProcess are busy plastering their social media accounts with paeans to the “skits” produced and performed by the stellar crew and cast at Saturday Night Live. So this is a good time to show our appreciation by resolving not to mention Lorne Michaels’ people in the same sentence with the word “skit” ever again. Men and women who make their living by making us laugh would never use that four-letter word to describe SNL’s…

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Another ‘West Wing’ alum has gone to the Great Campaign HQs in the Sky

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It’s not hard for me to remember Ron Silver’s first day of work on The West Wing. It was a table read of the first episode of the fourth season, and Ron, who died March 15 at 62, had been cast in the role of Bruno Gianelli — campaign director for President Jed Bartlet’s re-election bid. His first line came about five minutes into the script, and as soon as he spoke, the 60 or so people in the room…

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