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|April 16, 2021|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The era is expected to end next May 29. That's when Jay Leno says he will end his association with the NBC "Tonight Show" and look for new TV worlds to conquer.
But what and where will those worlds be? Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky looks at some of the possibilities, a sitcom, a late night talk show on another network, or possibly something completely different.
Whatever it is, however, Sokolsky says we can look for it to be traditionally flamboyant And he recalls NBC's 1992 announcement when the network named Leno to replace the retiring Johnny Carson. It was expected, but Leno riding into the network press conference on one of his motorcycles was not.
Meanwhile, Sokolsky notes, speculation will be growing as the time draws nearer to name a Leno successor. Will it be an established star or a newcomer already preparing for the job?
And, he adds, what is David Letterman going to be doing to take advantage of this situation?
Episode Date: July 25, 2008