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March 30, 1998 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If there were a Hall of Fame for those who have used humor as medicine, the first honoree would no doubt be the late Norman Cousins, who chuckled his way through "Candid Camera" episodes in 1964 after he was found to have a debilitating connective tissue disease. Comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989 and had used humor to cope, would be another natural choice.
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HEALTH
March 30, 1998 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If there were a Hall of Fame for those who have used humor as medicine, the first honoree would no doubt be the late Norman Cousins, who chuckled his way through "Candid Camera" episodes in 1964 after he was found to have a debilitating connective tissue disease. Comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989 and had used humor to cope, would be another natural choice.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2003 | Greg Braxton
The highly competitive November ratings sweeps period is over, but NBC -- in the hunt for some holiday cheer -- is not taking a breather. The new comedies that NBC unveiled this fall have either flopped (the quickly axed "Coupling") or delivered unspectacular ratings ("Whoopi," "Happy Family").
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2003 | Miles Beller, Special to The Times
Leaping from late-night cutting-edge comedy to weekly prime-time sitcom shtick is among TV's most perilous extreme sports. Few maneuvers are so infernally engineered to challenge the health of a career as the hair-raising attempt to safely surmount the chasm separating these forms of humor. Poised to take this jump is the "Saturday Night Live" alum title-billed in NBC's "The Tracy Morgan Show," which premieres tonight.
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