The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night / Edition 1 available in Paperback
With two giant careers, millions in ad dollarsand maybe even an entire networkat stake, David Letterman and Jay Leno faced off over who would host the Tonight Show, the most profitable program in TV history. This is the inside account of this high-pressure confrontation.
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About the Author
Bill Carter reports on the television industry for the New York Times and has written about television for more than seventeen years. He is co-author of the book Monday Night Mayhem. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was my second book of leisure ever (being a 21 year old and my first book of leisure being the Hunger Game trilogy). I got fascinated with Johnny Carson and then that lead me to the whole debate of Jay Leno and David Letterman. I stumbled across this book title and say why not it could be good. Well it was more than good; it was a page turner for me. Bill Carter wrote the book with so much detail and quotes from people that it really felt liek you were inside the war of late night. I went from never reading a book outside of school to reading this book in a weeks time. I highly recommend this to anyone who ponders what happened with the switch from Johnny Carson. This book will not disappoint you.