Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975–1976)

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20 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray later starred in the similarly named Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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Not to be rude to the other reviewer...
15 January 2002 | by (Harrison Township, MI) – See all my reviews

...but his description of the show is entirely wrong.

I don't doubt that Cosell spent some of the show's time looking out over the city and telling what was going in in New York on any given night, but this show was a variety show along the lines of the longer-running and far superior "The Ed Sullivan Show."

But it was more than that: it was Cosell's attempt to win the adoration of a public that largely hated him even as they watched him week after week on "Monday Night Football."

This show was not particularly notable for what it was--I have no idea who thought it was good to call the Bay City Rollers "the next Beatles"--but the behind-the-scenes of it gives a certain pathos to the career of a charismatic man, giving him a little more humanity than most of us give him credit for.

Love him, hate him, love to hate him...the sports scene of the new millennium misses Howard, and we need to recognize that we will likely never have another man like him.

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