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Super storm Sandy is no match for Letterman and Fallon

October 30, 2012|By Joe Flint

David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon didn't let a little nasty weather stop them.

Both late-night hosts decided cyclone or not that the show must go on even if no one was around to laugh at their jokes or even watch their shows. Each taped their shows as scheduled Monday night and had guests. Denzel Washington sat with Letterman to promote his new movie "Flight" while Fallon tapped his "Saturday Night Live" buddy Seth Meyers to join him in an empty theater.

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who had been scheduled to do his show from Brooklyn on Monday night, was preempted but will be back on Tuesday night with Howard Stern as his guest.

Although the spirit of CBS' Letterman and NBC's Fallon can't be denied, the real question is how many people saw their shows. Many local station on the East Coast were preempting network programs in favor of their own storm coverage. Other areas were hit with power outages.

Still, no one can say Letterman and Fallon aren't team players.

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