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  1. April 4, 2014

    Letterman’s CBS exit ends an era for his industry

    David Letterman’s announcement that he will be giving up his long-time roost on US network television next year heralds the...

  2. April 3, 2013

    Fallon to succeed Leno at ‘Tonight Show’

    Jimmy Fallon is getting the last late-night laugh. The comedian will take over hosting duties of The Tonight Show, the...

  1. September 25, 2012

    Cameron to ‘bang drum’ for UK on US TV

    In the midst of a high-stakes week at the UN, David Cameron’s planned appearance on America’s longest-running late-night...

  2. March 25, 2012

    Romney heads for California to fill coffers

    Mitt Romney will be rounding up donors in the traditionally Democratic strongholds of Hollywood and Silicon Valley this...

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    January 4, 2012

    Mexico: politics as usual

    “Politics is just show business for ugly people,” as Jay Leno once said. Or was it Jean-Paul Sartre? Whoever it was,...

  4. February 5, 2011

    Kevin Eubanks: Zen Food

    Kevin Eubanks Zen Food (Mack Avenue) Kevin Eubanks is the master-of-all-styles guitarist who surfaced in the1980s jazz...

  5. January 19, 2011

    Comcast hedges against weakening in core business

    When Comcast’s takeover of NBC Universal was conceived at the 2009 Allen & Company media conference in Sun Valley, the...

  6. November 8, 2010

    Bush steps out of shadows to tell it his way in memoir

    Back on centre stage: George W. Bush takes to the air with Oprah Winfrey to talk about his book and time in office If there...

  7. June 14, 2010

    View from the Top: Jeff Zucker CEO, NBC Universal

    NBC's reshuffling of comedians Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien was an unhappy distraction for a company in the midst of a $30bn...

  8. April 13, 2010

    O'Brien in surprise move to pay-TV

    Conan O'Brien, the late-night comedian pushed out of NBC after a bitter, public feud with network executives, will return to...

  9. April 13, 2010

    O’Brien in surprise move to pay-TV

    Conan O’Brien, the late-night comedian pushed out of NBC after a bitter public feud with network executives, will return to...

  10. January 28, 2010

    CNBC finds profit from a crisis

    After weeks of watching his programming strategy for NBC pilloried by comedians on his payroll, Jeff Zucker, chief executive...

  11. January 27, 2010

    CNBC profits from a crisis

    After weeks of watching his programming strategy for NBC pilloried by comedians on his payroll, Jeff Zucker, chief...

  12. January 22, 2010

    NBC says goodnight to O'Brien as feud ends

    NBC Universal has reached a settlement with Conan O'Brien , ending an embarrassing public feud that subjected the US's...

  13. January 21, 2010

    NBC says good night to O’Brien as feud ends

    NBC Universal has reached a settlement with Conan O’Brien, ending an embarrassing public feud that subjected the US’s oldest...

  14. January 20, 2010

    NBC host close to pay-off deal

    NBC Universal is closing in on a severance deal with Conan O'Brien, the comedian losing out in the network's reshuffle of...

  15. January 20, 2010

    NBC host close to comedian pay-off deal

    Conan O’Brien stands to collect $32m in NBC severance deal NBC Universal is closing in on a severance deal with Conan...

  16. January 13, 2010

    NBC's TV host in open revolt

    NBC looked increasingly likely to lose the host of its most venerable franchise yesterday as Conan O'Brien said he would not...

  17. January 13, 2010

    NBC's O'Brien in open revolt

    NBC looked increasingly likely to lose the host of its most venerable franchise yesterday as Conan O'Brien said he would not...

  18. January 13, 2010

    NBC’s O’Brien in open revolt

    Conan O’Brien says he will not risk the ‘destruction’ of the ‘Tonight Show’ by moving it to another timeslot NBC looked...

  19. January 10, 2010

    NBC to move Jay Leno from prime-time slot

    NBC’s short-lived experiment to drastically cut TV production costs will end on February 12 after the Winter Olympics...

  20. January 9, 2010

    NBC risks comedy of errors over Leno

    "Hey Kev," Jay Leno asked a sidekick on his nightly comedy show on Thursday night: "What does NBC stand for? Never believe...

  21. January 8, 2010

    NBC risks comedy of errors over Leno

    “Hey Kev,” Jay Leno asked a sidekick on his nightly comedy show on Thursday night: “What does NBC stand for? Never believe...

  22. December 18, 2009

    Halo insurance

    Some people fall in with a bad crowd. Some companies, too. Never fear: DeWitt Stern, a US insurance broker, is launching a...

  23. June 6, 2009

    Britain’s got talent – but let’s leave it to the professionals

    I was sharply disappointed that the singer Susan Boyle did not win Britain’s Got Talent (ITV, Saturday). This was not, I...

  24. May 30, 2009

    Jay Leno quips while ahead at NBC

    Conan O’Brien is interviewed by Jay Leno in ‘The Tonight Show’ American viewers on Friday night bade farewell to Jay Leno,...

  25. May 30, 2009

    Jay Leno quips while he's ahead for an earlier NBC slot

    American viewers last night bade farewell to Jay Leno, the long-running host of the widely viewed The Tonight Show on NBC,...

  26. May 30, 2009

    Jay Leno quips while he's ahead at NBC

    American viewers last night bade farewell to Jay Leno, the long-running host of the widely viewed The Tonight Show on NBC,...

  27. May 29, 2009

    California: A failing state

    W hen Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, he joked with Jay Leno about advice he had given in a...

  28. May 21, 2009

    NBC gamble on Leno move

    Moving comedian Jay Leno to prime time is the single biggest priority for NBC Universal, its chief executive said on...

  29. May 15, 2009

    Republican war of words flags up lack of talent

    It is a family feud so fierce that even the 97-year-old matriarch has become involved. Roberta McCain, mother of John...

  30. May 14, 2009

    Republican war of words highlights lack of fresh talent

    It is a family feud so fierce that even the 97-year-old matriarch has become involved. Roberta McCain, mother of John...

  31. March 25, 2009

    Daddy, tell me, what exactly is a derivative?

    If nature abhors a vacuum, politics abhors complexity. There has been much discussion and some angst in the press lately...

  32. March 25, 2009

    Obama’s escape from the Washington bubble

    I raised a small cheer for Barack Obama on Sunday morning. The night before he had failed to appear at an annual Washington...

  33. March 21, 2009

    The Treasury fire-fighter

    On November 21 last year, the Dow Jones shot up 6.5 per cent - its largest daily gain in weeks - after Tim Geithner was...

  34. March 21, 2009

    Senators push for bonus clawback

    Senators are preparing a final push next week to impose a punitive tax on bonuses at bailed-out financial institutions such...

  35. March 20, 2009

    Man in the News: Tim Geithner

    On November 21 last year, the Dow Jones shot up by 6.5 per cent – its largest daily gain in weeks – after Tim Geithner was...

  36. March 20, 2009

    Senators push for bonus clawback

    Senators are preparing a final push next week to impose a punitive tax on bonuses at bailed-out financial institutions such...

  37. March 19, 2009

    Obama signals bonus clawback support

    President Barack Obama on Thursday offered broad support for legislative efforts to claw back bonuses at bailed out...

  38. January 4, 2008

    Iowa bombarded as primaries kick off

    Jay Leno, the talk show host, this week quipped: "As you know 'caucus' is a Greek word meaning, "the only day anyone pays...

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