By Lynn Elber
AP Television Writer
LOS ANGELES — Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer “moths” including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.
The genius of 1950s TV comedy is illuminating television even today. Shows from “Saturday Night Live” to sitcoms owe a debt to Caesar’s brilliant interpretation of material by Brooks, Simon, Woody Allen and Reiner himself, among others.
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