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Stars And Writers Of 'NewsRadio' Look Back On The Show That Refused To Play By The Rules

The story of NewsRadio’s five-season run on NBC is so full of intrigue and drama that it could be its own series. Twenty years ago this week, the employees of the fictional AM news station WNYX found their way into our living rooms, and the show was unlike anything that NBC had aired to that point. 11,397 more words


The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of 'Diversity Day,' The Episode That Defined NBC's 'The Office'

Of his iconic TV character from the American version of The Office, Steve Carell once said, “If you don’t know a Michael Scott, then you are Michael Scott.” Actually, it was Ricky Gervais who said that to Scott in regard to his character, David Brent, from the U.K. 6,179 more words


Mick McMurry's Contributions to Wyoming Extended Far and Wide

In 2010, the AHC began an oral history project to look at the effects of natural gas development on Sublette County, Wyoming.  We interviewed more than forty people; many were residents of Sublette County, but there was also a number of people outside that area who were very influential in that gas development.  298 more words

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Stories That Change

Welcome to Stories that Change, dedicated to the performance of shared histories to create change.

In today’s world we often assume that change is both a constant and a good thing. 128 more words


You Go Big Or You Go Home: An Oral History Of The Creation And Evolution Of 'Parks And Recreation'

It’s very fitting that Parks and Recreation began as a show about a hole that needed to be filled. After seven seasons and 125 episodes, Leslie Knope and the lovable, bizarre and often crazy residents of the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind. 9,707 more words


An Oral History On The Evolution Of The Upright Citizens Brigade And Its Influence On Improv

Long-form improv as we know it today was heavily influenced and popularized by the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre and its founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts — oft regarded as the UCB Four. 5,412 more words



I finally managed to schedule a meeting with the San Francisco History Center to go over which of the items that I found in my project that they might like to take.  442 more words