Saturday Night Live.
From Chevy Chase as a bumbling Gerald Ford in its first years to Tina Fey as a spot-on Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election, SNL has not only created cascades of political laughter, but has actually had an impact on how America sees the candidates and their foibles.
That's why its appropriate that the Newseum has chosen to begin its special exhibition Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press with a special look at SNL's campaign show from the 2008 race.
Tales, Tidbits, and Tips
Every Four Years is not closing until January of next year which means you have plenty of time to check out both the SNL portion and the entire exhibit.
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- The Toys of Days Past
- Of Football and Kings
- By the Book
- George Bellows: American Artist with a Punch
- The Sax Sideman Takes Center Stage
- Uncle Sam Needs More She-Heroes
- The Burning of Washington
- All the News That's Fit to Paint
- Ad-ding Up the Vote
- Armed and Aiming for Serious Thought
- It's SUNdeVICH for a World-Class Sandwich
- The Bitch Made Me Do It, Sucking the Toes of Hooke...
- How World War I Birthed Monty Python
- Live. From DC. It's Saturday Night Live Politics
- Native American Olympic Heroes
- Happy 100th, Julia Child
- Scenes from an Outdoor Screen
- Trigger Hippy at the Hamilton
- The Artist as Voyeur: Hopper and Hitchcock
- I Do. I Don't. I Do. I Don't ...
- Some of My Best Friends Are Black
- La Tomatina
- Third Coast Percussion: John Cage at 100
- Open City: London, 1500-1700
- Hamlet: The Bad Ass Quarto
- Acoustic Rooster and the Writer Who Created Him
- A Look at the Less Than Holy World of Politics
- Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape
- Politics and the Dancing Body
- CTA Covers the Real CTA
- Phanning the Phils Phorever?
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