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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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