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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

...War II. After the war, he became an announcer for such shows as the Arthur Murray Party, Colgate Comedy Hour and Your Show of Shows.In 1954, he was brought in to announce Winner Takes All, beginning a long run in game shows. His voice was heard...
Moore: We can't live without television

...died down drastically.I caught up fast. Reruns helped me see things I had missed: Milton Berle, Howdy Doody, Your Show of Shows and the wonderfully surrealistic Burns and Allen Show. (George Burns addressed the audience between scenes, talking...
Sid Caesar marvels at technology with DVDs

...Caesar became a towering figure in TV comedy with Your Show of Shows, which aired from 1950-54, and Caesar's Hour...have met the taxing demands of the live, 90-minute Your Show of Shows without his stellar writing staff, reeling off the...
It's goodbye after 9 season of loving 'Raymond'

LOS ANGELES - "Everybody Loves Raymond" wasn't hip, wasn't cool and missed out on the magazine covers that usually fawn over flavor-of-the-season TV shows.
Sid Caesar, TV's comedy pioneer, has more from the archives

...make. Admiral, its exclusive sponsor, pulled out. But everyone was ready for Caesar's subsequent efforts. "Your Show of Shows," which debuted in February 1950, and "Caesar's Hour" three years later, reached as many as 60 million viewers...
Carl Reiner: A life of laughs

...he shared with friends and colleagues. He's been, variously, a writer, actor and director for television (Your Show of Shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show), film (The Jerk, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Oh, God!) and stage. He's published...
This day in the millennium -- February 25

...Oregon became the first state to tax gasoline. 1948 -- Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia. 1950 -- "Your Show of Shows" made its debut on NBC. 1986 -- President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in...
Mel Brooks savors his DVD movie laurels

...his approach to comedy. As a newcomer he shared writing duties on Sid Caesar's classic '50s sketch series, "Your Show of Shows," with other humorists destined for fame, among them Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner. They were heavily...
Greg Garrison, pioneering TV director, dies

...popular "Celebrity Roasts." He also directed "Your Show of Shows," the comedy-variety program that starred Sid...NBC executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver to direct "Your Show of Shows" from 1950 to 1952. At the same time, Garrison...
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'Cedric the Entertainer' works hard at making variety fresh

...hard," goes the theatrical saw. But can a taped, 30-minute show be that tough? Didn't Sid Caesar and the "Your Show of Shows" gang crank out 90 minutes of humor, live, week after week, in the 1950s? That was then, this is now, says...
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