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Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: The Grandmasters of American Comedy

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For more than seven decades, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks made America laugh, either through their remarkable solo careers or their legendary partnership. Whether together or apart, they were giants of American comedy. Join DOROT as Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University, examines their extraordinary achievements.



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Brian Rose

Brian Rose was a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center, from 1982 until his retirement in 2020. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.
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