Story by Josh Dickey, Mashable

As the live announcer on duty at NBC on Nov. 22, 1963, Pardo was first to announce to viewers watching the network that President John F. Kennedy had been shot.

But SNL was the gig for which Pardo will be forever remembered. Pardo worked the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975, and remained on the show for every season thereafter, with the exception of 1981-1982.

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