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Podcast: Anthony Armstrong of Red

As street weeks go, this one is off -the-charts for Nashville rockers Red. Unit We Have Faces sat perched upon the iTunes chart as we started our conversation with guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and the quartet had just booked its national … Continue reading

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Has Conan’s market been taken by Stewart/Colbert?

Conan O’Brien had welcome this news like a President would a bad jobs report on election day: On Thursday, four days before O’Brien was scheduled to debut his new late night talk show on TBS, Nielsen reported that The Daily Show with … Continue reading

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Once again, ‘Carson’ makes NBC late-night worth watching

The most overlooked victim in NBC’s late-night imbroglio earlier this year was Carson Daly. While people stewed over what would become of Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, Daly, the host of the 1:35 a.m. Last Call With Carson Daly, was … Continue reading

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Conan’s grand finale

So, NBC, here’s what you bought: Since all this “Tonight Show” hoo-ha started, Conan O’Brien’s ratings on the flagship late-night show have soared, while “The Jay Leno Show” has been, eh, OK. In fact, the last few nights, Conan at … Continue reading

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Jay vs. Conan: What happened in 2004?

Above: After lampooning Jay Leno on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, Leno had Kimmel on his “10@10″ segment Thursday and it got … uh … tense. As late night comedians including David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien have focused … Continue reading

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After NBC’s late-night ineptitude, Conan should walk

When NBC announced early last year that it would retain Jay Leno for a primetime show after he left “The Tonight Show,” his successor, Conan O’Brien, did the only thing he could: congratulate his predecessor on his new deal. But … Continue reading

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The Jay Leno Show: Not ready for prime time player

Almost half-way through the first episode of The Jay Leno Show, Jerry Seinfeld sat down and cracked a joke about how in the 1990s, when Seinfeld went off the air, people actually retired. But now, in the Brett Favre ’00s, … Continue reading

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Ed McMahon: Irreplaceable

With the latest changing of the guard at The Tonight Show we were once again chatting about late night talk hosts, asking the question, could anyone truly replace Johnny Carson? But the obituaries Tuesday morning brought a reminder of late … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show debut

In a way, Dave won. Sort of. Back in 1992, Johnny Carson was leaving The Tonight Show desk, and the battle was between genial comedian Jay Leno and scrappy David Letterman, whose Late Night followed Tonight, to take over the … Continue reading

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Jay Leno says goodbye — not really

Billy Crystal was two-thirds of the way through his goodbye medley to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Thursday when he exclaimed, “Why are we even having this fond farewell? You’re going to be back at 10 p.m. in the … Continue reading

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