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'If They Have It, It's Undeniable': Lorne Michaels On Casting 'SNL'

The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show's perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.

Photos of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., are displayed behind Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson (left) and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Gun Debate Divides Nation's Police Officers, Too

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Sincere Sunset (Nujabes Tribute) Abstrakt Idea
Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs feat. Camel MC

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2014. Sherman was the lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal. She stepped down from her post last week and is now teaching at Harvard. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Negotiator Says There's Still Pending Business With Iran

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Van That Got Away Zongo Junction
Paranoid Android Brad Mehldau
Young Blood The Naked and Famous
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In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

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Is It Anything Or Is It Everything? Baby Bry Bry

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'If They Have It, It's Undeniable': Lorne Michaels On Casting 'SNL'

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How Chef Paul Prudhomme Invented Cajun-Creole Fusion Food

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After A Breakdown, A Secret Breaks Free From A Family's Closet — And Heals

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Transmission [Extended Mix] DJ Merlin
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