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Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on the set in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)

Fallon exits ‘Late Night, ‘ headed for ‘Tonight’

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not so much “goodbye” as “on break.” With Jimmy Fallon’s departure from “Late Night” on Friday after five years in the host chair, he will be off the NBC airwaves […]

02/07/2014

Fans wait outside NBC Studios before the final taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday Feb. 6, 2014 in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to ‘Tonight’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno has said goodbye to “The Tonight Show” before, but not like this. The comedian became tearful and choked up Thursday as he concluded what he called the “greatest 22 […]

02/06/2014

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‘Late Night’ author talks about Leno’s retirement

Ben Alba is the author of “Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show.” He’s also a professor at DePaul University College of Law. He shares his thoughts about the changes at the […]

02/06/2014

This Oct. 12, 2012 photo released by NBC shows President Barack Obama  during an interview with host Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," in Burbank, Calif. After 22 years, Leno will host his last show on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Obama sends good wishes to Jay Leno

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing Jay Leno well as the television host prepares to say farewell to “The Tonight Show” on Thursday. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says Obama is a Leno fan […]

02/06/2014

Jan. 13, 2013:  Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," left, and Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to ‘Tonight’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno said farewell to “The Tonight Show” once before, but that turned out to be just a rehearsal. On Thursday, Leno is stepping down for the second and presumably last […]

02/06/2014

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Key dates in Jay Leno’s life and career

Jay Leno will step aside as “Tonight Show” host and be replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Leno has hosted the iconic late-night talk show for 22 years. Have a look at our Leno timeline.

02/06/2014

Nov. 5, 2012 photo of Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," on the set in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Bill Clinton was Leno’s top ‘Tonight’ target

NEW YORK (AP) — For Jay Leno, Bill Clinton was the comic gift who kept giving. By one exhaustive count, the outgoing “Tonight” show host made 4,607 jokes at the former president’s expense during his […]

02/04/2014

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Leno: 2nd ‘Tonight’ exit is quits for late-night

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year “Tonight Show” run that draws to a close Thursday. Instead, he […]

02/03/2014

In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Leno says no return to late-night after ‘Tonight’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Leno says he doesn’t plan to tackle another late-night show after leaving NBC’s “Tonight” next month. In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” airing Sunday, Leno said he can’t re-create […]

01/24/2014

In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 photo provided by CBS, actor Robin Williams, left, joins host David Letterman on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” in New York. (AP Photo/John Paul Filo)

Letterman signs for CBS’s ‘Late Show’ into 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman, already the longest-tenured talk show host on late-night television, has agreed to extend his contract with CBS to remain on the “Late Show” into 2015. The deal means Letterman […]

10/04/2013

Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

Comics look to Obama, Democrats for humor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama, the joke’s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats […]

08/05/2013

President Barack Obama, second from right, leaves Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a weekend in Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Happy Birthday, Mr. President: Obama turns 52

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instead of “Hail to the Chief,” President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of “Happy Birthday” this weekend. Obama turns 52 on Sunday and is spending part of the day at […]

08/04/2013

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