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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


Oral history project process

It’s been a while since I posted because I was really enjoying the winter break.  But, I am happy to say that in the interim, a lot of great stuff has happened on my Edgewood archives project. 443 more words

Oral History Project

Before The Bullets: An Oral History Of The Creation Of 'Justified'

The pilot episode of FX’s Justified debuted on March 16, 2010. Based on a short story by Elmore Leonard titled “Fire in the Hole,” it introduced viewers to a shoot-first U.S. 6,060 more words