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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012
Turner Classic Movies is adding some classic Johnny Carson to its lineup. The cable network has struck a deal for dozens of vintage Carson interviews with movie and TV stars including Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Drew Barrymore, Steve Martin and Elizabeth Taylor. Many of the interviews haven't been seen on TV since they originally aired on NBC. Turner Classic Movies will use the footage to create 10 one-hour specials called "Carson on TCM" that it will start telecasting in the summer of 2013.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Turner Classic Movies is adding some classic Johnny Carson to its lineup. The cable network has struck a deal for dozens of vintage Carson interviews with movie and TV stars including Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Drew Barrymore, Steve Martin and Elizabeth Taylor. Many of the interviews haven't been seen on TV since they originally aired on NBC. Turner Classic Movies will use the footage to create 10 one-hour specials called "Carson on TCM" that it will start telecasting in the summer of 2013.
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times,  
As the No. 1 late-night show for most of the past half-century, "The Tonight Show" has been vital to NBC's fortunes. It was the network's most profitable entertainment program during its 1990s peak, kicking an estimated $100 million to the bottom line annually. And today? "Tonight" is in trouble. This month, the show saw wide layoffs for only the second time in its 58-year history, with about 20 people losing their jobs and host Jay Leno taking a pay cut that lopped off more than 10% from his estimated $26-million annual salary.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
As the No. 1 late-night show for most of the past half-century, "The Tonight Show" has been vital to NBC's fortunes. It was the network's most profitable entertainment program during its 1990s peak, kicking an estimated $100 million to the bottom line annually. And today? "Tonight" is in trouble. This month, the show saw wide layoffs for only the second time in its 58-year history, with about 20 people losing their jobs and host Jay Leno taking a pay cut that lopped off more than 10% from his estimated $26-million annual salary.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Jay and Dave, you've been warned. Following a flurry of rumors last week, ABC confirmed Tuesday that it will move "Jimmy Kimmel Live" earlier by a half-hour, to 11:35 p.m., starting Jan. 8. With his new time slot, ABC's Kimmel is making a bid to shove aside the two elder statesman of late-night TV, Jay Leno and David Letterman. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will be in direct competition with NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" andCBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" for a three-way ratings brawl.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
The page was barely loaded on my colleague Nicole Sperling's scoop about Jimmy Fallon potentially hosting the Oscars when the debate began. On one side: those who asked why the film world couldn't find one of its own to preside over moviedom's biggest night. On the other: those who pointed out that a personality who simultaneously holds the room and a TV audience five times a week is best suited to do the same for one of the country's most-watched live TV shows. There are arguments for each side.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer all made their best pitch but were turned down. Johnny Carson, the man who changed forever the world of late-night talk, wasn't talking. The network news powerhouses had separately attempted to secure interviews with Carson to get him to speak about his life and his place as one of the most influential figures in TV history. But from his 1992 retirement after 30 years on"The Tonight Show"until his death in 2005 at age 79, Carson steadfastly refused to cooperate with almost all interviews, books or films that would have called on him to reflect on his past or his show, which simultaneously reflected and influenced the nation's conversation about itself.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2012
'American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' Where: KOCE When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2012
David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have signed contracts with CBS that will keep their shows, "Late Show" and "The Late Late Show," respectively, on the air through 2014. Letterman is set to become the longest-serving late-night TV host in history, surpassing Johnny Carson's 30-year run on "The Tonight Show. " What sets Letterman's run apart from Carson's is that it is divided into two distinct sections: his original "Late Night With David Letterman" run on NBC, which lasted from 1982 until 1993, and his CBS run, which began in late 1993 and is still going.
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