May 17, 2013 |
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson visited Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show" on Thursday night to promote his upcoming book "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. " Jackson described his brief flirtation with returning to the Lakers early in the season. "They fired the coach, Mike Brown," said Jackson. "I had no idea they were going to come after me, but Jeanie [Buss] comes home and she says, 'Will you talk to my brother. '" Jim Buss runs the Lakers' basketball operations department while his sister Jeanie, also Jackson's fiancee, is in charge of the team's business operations.
January 28, 2010
The Early Show Beyoncé. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Julianne Moore; Chuck Nice serves as guest host; Steve Ward. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America State of the Union reaction; author Henry Louis Gates Jr. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jeff Probst; Julianne Moore. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Tim Hasselbeck. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors The accuracy of at-home tests for urinary tract infections and male fertility.
March 29, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" on Tuesday night was unremarkable but revealing. Since that late night in 1992 when Bill Clinton played saxophone on Arsenio Hall's program, it has become the norm for presidential candidates and even presidents to show up on these TV shows as if they are desperate actors plugging a bad movie. We have come a long way from the era when the president of the United States was held in awe, when he seemed to exist at a level that was beyond the reach of average Americans.
March 17, 2009 |
In a career studded with historic firsts, President Obama is preparing for yet another: hitting the late-night comedy circuit to pitch his economic recovery plan. It's hardly a laughing matter, with the country in its worst economic shape in decades. And it certainly doesn't approach the import of Obama's election as the nation's first black president.
April 28, 2005 |
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to get a promise from Conan O'Brien to bring "The Tonight Show" back to the Big Apple when he takes over as host from Jay Leno in 2009. The NBC late-night show originated there but moved to Burbank in 1972. "It's not up to me," O'Brien told Bloomberg, who appeared on his current NBC show, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Tuesday night. "I work for the man. If he says 'yeah,' we're fine."
January 8, 2010 |
Jay Leno, the former king of late-night television who was pushed out as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" last year and then struggled in his new prime-time slot, is in talks to return to 11:30 p.m. Conan O'Brien, who succeeded Leno, would either go back to following Leno or leave the network. The reshuffle could happen as soon as March, after NBC finishes airing the 2010 Winter Olympics, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity. Although Leno is on board with the plan, O'Brien has not yet signed on and that needs to be resolved before the network can make it official, sources said.
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August 19, 2012 |
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is taking a significant reduction in pay and roughly two dozen staffers are being let go as part of a major budget restructuring at the late-night talk show. Although"The Tonight Show"remains the top-rated late-night program, from a financial standpoint it is only break-even, according to a person familiar with the show's economics. One reason is that its production budget was not reduced when Leno returned to late night after his ill-fated stint in prime time during the 2009-10 television season.
January 16, 2010 |
After a week of caustic jokes, jawboning and behind-the-scenes negotiations, "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien is leaving NBC to make room for the return of Jay Leno to late-night TV. An announcement could come as early as today and will settle, at least in public, the acrimonious maneuvering among the comedians, their respective camps and NBC in the wake of its decision to shuffle Leno from prime time and back to his late-night slot, which O'Brien...
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February 21, 1996
The wanna-be comedian whose day job happens to be mayor of Los Angeles has landed a guest shot on the top-rated "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Mayor Richard Riordan, whose love of telling jokes has occasionally landed him in political hot water, will get to polish his technique and boost his national profile tonight. L.A.'s biggest booster will be in Burbank this afternoon for the segment's taping at NBC studios. The program airs at 11:30 p.m.
April 1, 2013 |
Turner Broadcasting has extended "Conan" through November 2015, solidifying the network's relationship with late night host Conan O'Brien. Time Warner-owned Turner scooped up the red-haired O'Brien in 2010 shortly after red-faced NBC executives displaced the comic to shuffle Jay Leno back into his longtime perch at 11:35 p.m. on "The Tonight Show. " O'Brien had hosted NBC's marquee late night program for seven months, but ratings proved to be an issue. O'Brien's ratings on TBS are not huge either -- the show is averaging 906,000 viewers an episode.