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When Edward R. Murrow Visited Sid Caesar's Place

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

Last week, as I'm sure you're already well aware, we lost one of the greats. Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91. [...]

Conan O'Brien Pays Tribute to Comedy Legend Sid Caesar

The great Sid Caesar passed away yesterday, so last night Conan saved a tiny moment of his show to recognize Caesar for inspiring him to get into comedy before he really understood what comedy was. It's a brief but beautiful moment for a man who has influenced Conan just as much as every other late night comedy show host working today, and hopefully in the future there will be a talk show host who credits Conan's string dance as their earliest comedy inspiration.

Mel Brooks Talks Sid Caesar with Conan O'Brien

Last night, Mel Brooks paid Conan a visit to remember the great Sid Caesar. Above, watch Brooks and O'Brien compare Irish and Jewish funeral traditions then talk about Caesar's gibberish skills, then click through to watch Brooks explain why Caesar never went off to Hollywood.

Sid Caesar Dies at 91

Comedy legend Sid Caesar passed away today in his LA home at the age of 91. Caesar's friend Larry King revealed his passing on Twitter, writing, "Sorry to learn about the passing of Sid Caesar – a dear friend, a comic genius and an American classic. There will never be another one like him."

One of the most influential figures in TV comedy history, Caesar was the star of Your Show of Shows, the iconic live 90-minute variety show (costarring Imogene Coca) that ran from 1950 to 1954 before transforming into Caesar's Hour, which aired from 1954 to 1957. Between the two shows, Caesar displayed an amazing ability [...]

Mel Brooks to Appear on Conan O'Brien's Tribute Episode to Sid Caesar

Next week, Conan O'Brien is doing an extended tribute to comedy great Sid Caesar, who passed away Wednesday, and Mel Brooks is set to appear on it to discuss Caesar's career, TBS announced today. O'Brien gave a heartfelt speech about Caesar on his show Wednesday night, but will devote a good chunk of his episode on Tuesday the 18th to Caesar with Brooks sharing "his unique personal and professional stories" about working with the deceased.

Television's First Comedy Hit Says Goodbye: The Final 'Your Show of Shows'

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

For no good reason, all through November "From the Archives" will be looking at some of the most infrequently seen finales in television history. We [...]