The late shift: Letterman, Leno, and the network battle for the night
On May 23, 1991, Johnny Carson stepped out onto the stage of New York's Carnegie Hall at the annual meeting of NBC affiliate stations - the final performer in the day's all-star lineup of NBC players, there to dazzle the affiliates with the power of the network's programming. But Carson had his own agenda: without any warning to his NBC bosses, he announced that he was leaving the "Tonight" show - NBC's flagship late-night program, and the most profitable television show ever.
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Review: The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno & the Network Battle for the NightUser Review - Debra Komar - Goodreads
Gossipy goodness about the silliness that was the coronation of Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. It now feels a bit dated, particularly since the story went on to include Conan O'Brien and all that ... Read full review
Review: The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno & the Network Battle for the NightUser Review - Jacob - Goodreads
Inside-baseball for sure, but very interesting to read now that, essentially, the late night war is over, at least as far and Dave and Jay goes. Not to spoil things, but I thought the triumphant ... Read full review
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