Louie starts his training to becoming a late night host Rocky-style, while dealing with his own doubts.
Jan. 14, 2011 Leave a Comment
Conan O’Brien says he got a phone call from David Letterman over the holidays. O’Brien said Wednesday that he and Letterman have “always been good. I said he didn’t owe me a phone call, but I appreciated it.” However, O’Brien said about Jay Leno, who replaced him as “Tonight” show, “We all know the story,” [...]
March 1, 2010 Leave a Comment
Leno is back “Tonight”
Jan. 26, 2010 1 Comment
Scott Brown, the first republican senator Massachusetts has elected in quite a long time, will make an appearance on The Jay Leno Show this Thursday. According to the AP, he new senator won’t be in the studio. Instead he’ll be joining Leno by satellite. NBC spokeswoman Tracy St. Pierre said Leno will ask Brown 10 [...]
Jan. 11, 2010 1 Comment
March 18, 2009 Leave a Comment
- The Fed injects an addition trillion dollars into the economy.
WASHINGTON Ã¢â‚¬â€ With the country sinking deeper into recession, the Federal Reserve launched a bold $1.2 trillion effort Wednesday to lower rates on mortgages and other consumer debt, spur spending and revive the economy. To do so, the Fed will spend up to $300 billion to buy long-term government bonds and an additional $750 billion in mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues wrapped a two-day meeting by leaving a key short-term bank lending rate at a record low of between zero and 0.25 percent. Economists predict the Fed will hold the rate in that zone for the rest of this year and for most _ if not all _ of next year.
- Marijuana policy undergoes a long overdue shift.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law.
That would be a departure from the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state’s law.
- Are newspapers next on the bailout list?
WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday preserving a healthy newspaper industry was important and he was open to adjusting antitrust policy if it could help.
“I’d like to think 20, 30, 40 years from now people will still be reading the newspaper,” Holder told reporters.
He was responding to a call by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging the Justice Department to give newspapers more leeway to merge or combine operations.
“The policy is to go after those people who violate both federal and state law,” Holder said in a question-and-answer session with reporters at the Justice Department.
- And in another first, Barack Obama will become the first sitting US President to appear on a late night talk show.
Jan. 3, 2008 1 Comment
In a controversial move, former Arkansas Governor and current Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee left the campaign trail the night before the Iowa caucuses to appear as Jay Leno’s guest on The Tonight Show for its return to live broadcast Wednesday. [...]
Dec. 30, 2007 Leave a Comment
David Letterman reached a deal on December 28 with the union for striking screenwriters. The agreement will let his show return to the air next week, bringing his writing staff back with him. The Writers Guild of America called its pact with Letterman a sign of union readiness to negotiate a deal with major film [...]