The Late Shift

The Late Shift

Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night

Book - 1993
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Recounts CBSs wooing of late night talk show host David Letterman and how Letterman and Jay Leno faced off over who would host the Tonight Show.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781562827540
Branch Call Number: 791.45 Ca
Description: ix, 299 p., [16] p. of plates ; ill. ; 24 cm


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Apr 24, 2014

The title is a breakthrough account of the shake-up at NBC after Johnny Carson surprisingly announced his plan to retire within a year. The network famously snubbed their Late Night host, David Letterman by hiring Leno, who had been a successful guest host for the legendary Carson.

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