The Late Shift

Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with those involved, and updated with a new introduction by the author—a producer of CNN series The Story of Late Night—The Late Shift is a “vivid, behind-the-scenes, blow-by-blow account” ...

The Late Shift

The Late Shift

New York Times Bestseller: A “gripping” true story of late-night comedy and behind-the-scenes drama (Los Angeles Times). When beloved host Johnny Carson announced his retirement after thirty years on The Tonight Show, millions of Americans mourned. But inside the television industry, the news ignited a battle between two amazing talents—Jay Leno and David Letterman—who both yearned to occupy the departing legend’s chair. For NBC, it would be a decision with millions of dollars at stake. Soon these two comedians with strikingly different styles, who had once shared a friendship as they worked the clubs together, would be engaged in a fierce competition for the prize. Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with those involved, and updated with a new introduction by the author, The Late Shift is a “vivid, behind-the-scenes, blow-by-blow account” of the fight that ensued, as stars, agents, and executives maneuvered for control of the most profitable program in TV history (Chicago Tribune). “Remarkably gripping . . . Takes us deep into the bizarre high-stakes world of broadcasting . . . A powerful story, and ultimately a sad one, filled with casualties as well as winners.” —The New York Times Book Review “Solid reporting, based on extensive interviews with the principals, lifts The Late Shift into a class of its own. . . . The insights into the people involved are what make [the book] a page-turner.” —Orange Country Register

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The Late Shift
Language: un
Pages: 350
Authors: Bill Carter
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: Open Road Media

New York Times Bestseller: A “gripping” true story of late-night comedy and behind-the-scenes drama (Los Angeles Times). When beloved host Johnny Carson announced his retirement after thirty years on The Tonight Show, millions of Americans mourned. But inside the television industry, the news ignited a battle between two amazing talents—Jay
The Nudist On The Lateshift
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: Po Bronson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-30 - Publisher: Random House

Entrepreneurs and tech wizards, immigrants and investors, dreamers and visionaries are heading West to seek their fortune.Their Mecca is Silicon Valley - where one person can achieve so much with just initiative, talent and a good idea. Meet David Filo, co-founder of Yahoo and worth over $500 million, who still
The War for Late Night
Language: un
Pages: 432
Authors: Bill Carter
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-04 - Publisher: Penguin

Bill Carter, executive producer of CNN’s docuseries The Story of Late Night and host of the Behind the Desk: Story of Late Night podcast, details the chaotic transition of The Tonight Show from host Jay Leno to Conan O’Brien—and back again. In 2010, NBC’s CEO Jeff Zucker, had it all
The Late Shift
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Bill Carter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-02-28 - Publisher: Hyperion

Recounts CBS's wooing of late night talk show host David Letterman and how Letterman and Jay Leno faced off over who would host the Tonight Show.
The Late Shift
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Bill Carter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Hyperion Books

On May 23, 1991, Johnny Carson stepped out onto the stage of New York's Carnegie Hall at the annual meeting of NBC affiliate stations - the final performer in the day's all-star lineup of NBC players, there to dazzle the affiliates with the power of the network's programming. But Carson

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