April 7th, 2013
01:07 PM ET

Jay Leno, Fired and Smiling

Media critic Ken Tucker joins Howard Kurtz to discuss the history of The Tonight Show and the current late-night talk show landscape

Filed under: Blog • Comedy • Conan O'Brien • David Letterman • Jay Leno • Jimmy Fallon • Jimmy Kimmel • Reliable Sources
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