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Don Pardo: A Link To TV's Birth, Says 'SNL' Boss

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<a href="http://on.aol.com/video/don-pardo--a-link-to-tvs-birth--says-snl-boss-518378026"> </a> Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels must have known it. Michaels, who remains "SNL" executive producer, recalled on Tuesday, "When they gave me a list of NBC staff announcers and I saw his name, there was no hesitation." On Monday, Pardo died at age 96, having served as an "SNL" mainstay and through-line from its debut in October 1975 up through the close of its 39th season in May.