The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno & the Network Battle for the Night

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Hyperion, Mar 1, 1996 - Talk shows - 512 pages
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The basis of an HBO cable-television movie special, the behind-the-scenes story of the ratings battle between the television networks, NBC and CBS, and their top comedians, David Letterman and Jay Leno. Reprint. TV tie-in.

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User Review  - GrlIntrrptdRdng - LibraryThing

The main take away from this book is never assume you have the position you have if you work with NBC. They are so fucked up. Reading this 2 decades after it was written is hilarious because NBC still ... Read full review

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I don't know how accurate it is, but you really feel like you are right there in the middle of the story. Amazing inside account, I really hope there is a sequel in the works that covers the recent tonight show debacle. Read full review



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Bill Carter reports on the television industry for the "New York Times" and has written about television for almost 30 years. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Brooklyn, New York, he currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and children.

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