Jay Leno

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

Robin Williams 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

Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Jimmy Fallon talks new-fatherhood on ‘Late Night’

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t quite a royal proclamation, but Jimmy Fallon shared the name of his family’s new addition: Winnie Rose. Fallon joked in his “Late Night” monologue Wednesday that he hasn’t had […]

07/25/2013

Eliot Spitzer, former New York Governor running for New York City Comptroller. (AP Photo)

Spitzer tells Leno he cares about public service

NEW YORK (AP) – Eliot Spitzer, whose 2008 resignation as New York’s governor amid a prostitution scandal provided no shortage of fuel for gibes to late-night TV comics, ventured into the lion’s den Friday, appearing […]

07/13/2013

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon (AP Photo)

Producer: NY is best home for Fallon’s ‘Tonight’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC’s “Tonight Show” is moving back to New York because it’s the right place for its next host, producer Lorne Michaels said Tuesday. Jimmy Fallon has “the energy of the city,” said Michaels.

04/16/2013

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon (AP Photo)

Has NBC learned transition lessons?

The network announced Wednesday what has been rumored for the past several weeks: Leno will leave the job he’s had most of the time since 1992, to be replaced by “Late Night” host Fallon. The late-night franchise is also returning to its roots, leaving California for a New York studio.

04/04/2013

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon (AP Photo)

Insider analysis on Leno leaving Tonight

Listen to this audio clip as Bob McCormick talks with industry insiders about Jay Leno leaving The Tonight Show, and the possible financial impact of the show moving to New York.

04/03/2013

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