How Obama Killed A Controversial SNL Skit

August 20, 2014 10:25 PM

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A November 2007 episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring an cameo by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), almost included a controversial sketch about racial profiling until the presidential hopeful shot down the idea.

The Hollywood Reporter ran an excerpt on Wednesday from a new addition of Live From New York, a book written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales about the famed comedy sketch show. The excerpt focused on how politics played into the content of the show, especially during the 2008 election.

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