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When longtime Tonight Show host Johnny Carson shocks NBC with the surprise
announcement of his departure, Jay Leno is anointed as the next host of the network’s flagship franchise.
But there’s a problem: after a decade hosting Late Night at 12:30, David Letterman thinks Carson’s job should be his. Getting passed over is unacceptable to Letterman, and he’s going to exact a painful revenge on NBC.
And Leno’s firebrand manager Helen Kushnick is going to feel the backlash of her scorched earth policy in dealing with NBC brass. Their reaction will bring Leno’s career to the brink of destruction.
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