The Late Shift

The Late Shift

Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night

Book - 1995
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With two giant careers, millions in ad dollars--and maybe even an entire network--at stake, David Letterman and Jay Leno faced off over who would host the Tonight Show, the most profitable program in TV history. This is the inside account of this high-pressure confrontation.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, [1995]
Edition: First paperback edition, revised and updated
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780786880898
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 CA
Characteristics: ix, 311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 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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