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30 November, 2012

Long & Shearer on Friendship & Politics

By Aaron
30 November, 2012

Embedded Video: Rob Long and Harry Shearer discuss the changing nature of American entertainment, and friendship amidst differing politics. 

Two veterans of Hollywood, Rob Long (a producer/writer who got his start on Cheers) and Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Spinal Tap) are as famously friendly as they are opposed in their political outlooks. In the video above, Long and Shearer discuss their differing philosophies, their friendship, and the present state of the American entertainment industry with Peter Robinson of Uncommon Knowledge.

As someone who regularly finds himself in disagreement with friends on matters political - but who nevertheless tries not to put things or ideas ahead of people - I found much to enjoy in this conversation. 

But, good lord, has The Simpsons really been around for 24 seasons?