Recommended for fans of the shows, especially with an interest in the television industry.
The main problem is that even though the authors thinks he is impartial he actually drools a bit too much over Letterman.
The history of The Tonight Show and the battle to succeed Johnny Carson is revealed in fascinating detail.
Jay has 5 shows left as I write this. This book is a terrific “fly on the wall” account with Livescribe pen detail for all that is mentioned. Read morePublished 7 months ago by BirdDog
I goot this book when it came out. It is an excellent read and gives a great idea of the war for the late night time slot that went on in the 90's. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Lovblad
The history of The Tonight Show and the battle to succeed Johnny Carson is revealed in fascinating detail. Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by ROYGBIV
Bill Carter's THE LATE SHIFT chronicles the flawed transition of Jay Leno in succeeding Johnny Carson as host of "The Tonight Show" in 1992. Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by olingerstories
The movie was mildly entertaining, so I decided to check the book out. However, I found myself losing interest in the book quite fast. Read morePublished on October 30, 2005 by Deadguy