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On this special episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, an all-star team of THR experts joins host Scott Feinberg to dissect the 71st Emmy nominations — THR‘s editorial director Matthew Belloni, chief television critic Daniel Fienberg, west coast television editor Lesley Goldberg and senior television writer Michael O’Connell — and then three-time Emmy winner George Schlatter, the legendary producer best known for creating and producing the classic NBC sketch comedy series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In (1967-1973), joins Scott for a look back at his 60 years in the business.
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LISTEN: You can hear the entire interview below.
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Schlatter was also behind Real People, one of the earliest examples of reality TV, which ran on NBC from 1979 to 1984; The American Comedy Awards, which ran on several different networks between 1987 and 2001, and was revived in 2014; and many other memorable shows and specials. His most recent credit? 2019’s Laugh-In tribute Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate, which brought together stars of the original Laugh-In (e.g. Lily Tomlin) and comedy stars of today (e.g. Tiffany Haddish), was recorded at the Dolby Theatre on March 8 and dropped on Netflix on May 14.
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