From “The Golden Girls” and “Cheers” to “Friends” and “The Office” … from “SNL” and “Hill Street Blues” to “The Voice” and “This Is Us,” from Jack to Johnny to Jay to Jimmy, the rich and prolific history of NBC will be celebrated Sunday, Feb. 19 from 8-11 p.m. on “The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary.”
Five-time Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer will serve as host. Grammer is, of course, best known in television history as Frasier Crane, who was first introduced on NBC on “Cheers” before moving on to “Frasier” — tying the record for the longest-running (non-animated) character on television at 20 years with James Arness from “Gunsmoke.”
For nine decades NBC has brought the American public a huge array of personalities, characters, programs, news and sporting events.
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Newly recorded interviews will feature many of NBC’s biggest names and most popular personalities, including Ted Danson, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, Noah Wyle, Rob Lowe, Blake Shelton, William Shatner, Jennifer Lopez, Bob Costas, Al Michaels and superproducer Dick Wolf.
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Among the special’s additional highlights will be memorable moments from “The Tonight Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “The Wiz Live!,” among many others.