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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.