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Bill Carter joined The New York Times as a national media reporter in 1989. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Late Shift, two other books on the television industry, Monday Night Mayhem and Desperate Networks, and has written numerous articles for The New York Times Magazine and other publications. He has been a guest on Nightline, Today, CNN, Charlie Rose, The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and many other shows.
The long and sustained incompetence of NBC late night execs is breathtaking. Five drunken raccoons smoking crack could have done a better job.Published 1 month ago by Franklin Cole
Thorough reporting, but too detailed at times. Lots of repetitive information. Also get the sense that writer took precautions to make sure he didn't upset anyone who spoke to him... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Greg C.
I read this as part of Bill Carter's trilogy of books on the TV industry: The Late Shift, Desperate Networks, and The War For Late Night. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BozemanPhil
Compelling narrative. True account from those that lived it. Hard to put down. Won't look at late night TV the same.Published 3 months ago by PepsiRoad
A fascinating look at one of television's most surreal moments. Even-handed, in depth and surprisingly captivating, Carter clearly has a passion for this topic that borders on the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very fascinating, well-written story about what all of us, at one point, watch: late night TV. As a fan of Jay Leno, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Kimmel, Letterman and Conan, I found... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Although I vaguely knew what happened when the changes were being made in late night, I either forgot about it or didn't know the details. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JeanieLou