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Tina Fey: Sarah Palin And 'Saturday Night' Satire

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This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 3, 2008.

Tina Fey's impersonation of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin helped draw record audiences to Saturday Night Live in the fall of 2008. The former head writer for SNL opens up about politics, satire and her Emmy Award-winning sitcom, 30 Rock, which will have its series finale on January 31.

The recipient of five Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Fey also wrote and starred in Baby Mama and wrote and co-starred in Mean Girls.

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