Tuesday, January 19, 2010
NBC Executives vs. The Tonight Show: A History
I've just completed a piece for WFMU called The Late Night Distemper of Our Times. It follows the trail of NBC executives that have over the course of history, blundered in their attempts to 'improve' The Tonight Show. Serious historical precedent exists for what is happening today. Steve, Jack and Johnny all got the shaft in various ways from the suits. From there we explore the biggest bomb in late night talk show history, The Jerry Lewis Show. Read it here.
And check this, originally mundane, now historically important footage. Stunning how everything Jay says here has turned out to be completely false (if not completely insincere to begin with).