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War for Late Night

By: Carter, Bill

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 6/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780670022083

ISBN: 067002208X

Condition: USED


A dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC's calamitous attempt to reinvent late-night television. When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the "Tonight" show-a job he had been promised five years earlier-skeptics anticipated a train wreck for the ages. It took, in fact, only a few months for the dire predictions to come true. Leno's show, panned by critics, dragged down the ratings-and the profits-of NBC's affiliates, while ratings for Conan's new "Tonight" show plummeted to the lowest levels in history. Conan's collaps... View more info