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February 4, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
One more week to go under the Jay Leno regime on "The Tonight Show" and the new guy, Jimmy Fallon, hopped a cross-country flight to pay his respects at the show's soon-to-be-former Burbank home. Despite the apparent awkwardness of Leno - who would rather continue hosting the show if he had a say - chatting with the man who took his job, it seemed Fallon and Leno got along well enough. Though Leno couldn't help but get in a few digs at his boyish successor. Leno started the digs early in his monologue, telling the crowd, "He isn't here to talk.
January 19, 2010 | By Meg James
After days of being portrayed as the bad guy, Jay Leno came out swinging on his show Monday and provided a detailed chronology of NBC's bumbling behind-the-scenes maneuvers that sparked the talk-show host tug-of-war engulfing the network. In an unusual departure from his typical banter, Leno described how NBC several years ago concocted a plan to push him out while he was still No. 1. He said he was skeptical that NBC's solution of a prime-time show would work. It "didn't seem like a good idea at the time," he said, though he ultimately went along.
December 18, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Jay Leno, CNN might want to stick a press card in your hat. With his gig on NBC's "Tonight Show" wrapping up early next year, the 63-year-old comic is thinking about his next move. And published reports say that CNN boss Jeff Zucker has recently visited Leno, possibly to discuss coming over to the cable news network. It would be a reunion of sorts, since Zucker was Leno's boss when he ran NBC Universal. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times A CNN spokeswoman did not immediately return an email requesting comment.
May 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
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.
March 29, 2012 | By David Horsey
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.
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.
February 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back staircase by an NBC page, winding carefully past dusty drop cloths and dumpsters piled with construction waste. FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A Feb. 16 article about new "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon said that the program was returning to the same NBC New York studio where it resided for its first 15 years before Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank.
March 17, 2009 | Christi Parsons and Mark Z. Barabak
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 | From Associated Press
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 | By Joe Flint
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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