Wednesday, January 12, 2011
a closer look: NBC Studio 8-H
KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #166: What’s New Wit You features Ken's tale of a visit to see Saturday Night Live on NBC's studio 8-H.
Ken was there to see an episode hosted Hilary Swank in February 2005. If you ever have a chance to catch a rerun listen closely and you may hear Ken laugh... or more likely, sigh.
Ken mentioned the former occupant of Studio 8-H, Arturo Toscanini. Toscanini was a famous conductor who became a household name when he began conducting the NBC symphony orchestra on radio.
Here is a picture of Toscanini waving his arms around:
Here he is about to beat a camera with a stick:
And here he is when he was a guest on the Ken P. D. Snydecast:
Toscanini died in the late 50s and the studio was later converted to be a space for TV broadcasts including Saturday Night Live.