Two Professors, One Valuable Lesson: How to Respectfully Disagree

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James Yang

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James Yang

In what many people consider the glory years of Saturday Night Live, one of the most memorable sketches was "Weekend Update," which, during the 1977-78 season, featured Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd. An especially popular segment was "Point-Counterpoint," in which Curtin and Aykroyd parodied the stodginess of network news anchors and commentators. At some point every week, however, Aykroyd, totally frustrated with Curtin's point of view, would intone, "Jane, you ignorant slut." Curtin