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Biography (print)

Bill Carter. The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno and the Network Battle for the Night. 1883.

Bill Carfter. The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy. 2010.


Portrayed in
The Late Shift (1996) (TV)

Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy' (2005) (TV)

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

"South Park: Funnybot (#15.2)" (2011)

Interview
Parade (USA)20 May 2012, pg. 6-7, by: Mary Margaret, "Sunday With...Jay Leno"
TV Guide (USA)7 September 2009, Vol. 57, Iss. 36, pg. 22-24, by: Joe Rhodes, "The Jay Leno Show"
Reader's Digest (USA)May 2009, pg. 114-117, by: David Hochman, "Say Goodnight, Jay"
AARP: The Magazine (USA)September 2003, Vol. 46, Iss. 5B, pg. 24-28, by: Monique Burns, "Jay's Kind of Town"
Entrevue (France)April 1999, Iss. 81, pg. 87, by: Pierre Blois, "La star tele"
Parade (USA)12 July 1998, pg. 18, by: James Brady, "In Step with Jay Leno"
Playboy (USA)October 1996, Vol. 43, Iss. 10, pg. 51-62+158-159, by: Kevin Cook, "Playboy Interview: Jay Leno"
Playboy (USA)January 1995, Vol. 42, Iss. 1, pg. 22, by: Susan Karlin, "Guest Shot: Jay Leno"
Playboy (USA)December 1990, Vol. 37, Iss. 12, pg. 57-76, by: Dick Lochte, "Playboy Interview"
Playboy (USA)January 1986, Vol. 33, Iss. 1, pg. 158-159+223-226, by: Bill Zehme, "20 Questions"

Article
Tampa Bay Times (USA)6 February 2014, pg. 16W-18W, by: Jay Cridlin, ""Retire? Surely You Jest""
The Los Angeles Times (USA)24 November 2010, pg. D22 - D23, by: Associated Press, "Late-night TV is packed with talent"
TV Guide (USA)1 February 2010, Vol. 58, Iss. 5, pg. 15, by: Stephen Battaglio, "Will Leno Rule Late Night Again?"
TV Guide (USA)18 January 2010, Vol. 58, Iss. 3, pg. 6-7, by: Stephen Battaglio, "Leno Under Fire"
The New York Times (USA)15 January 2010, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,921, pg. B1 & B5, by: Bill Carter, "Executive Leaps to Leno's Defense"
The New York Times (USA)14 January 2010, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,920, pg. C1 & C6, by: Brian Stelter, "To the Ramparts (and Twitter) in Late-Night TV Scuffle"
The New York Times (USA)11 January 2010, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,917, pg. B1 &2, by: David Carr, "Peacok's Feathers Go Gray"
The New York Times (USA)11 January 2010, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,917, pg. B1 &2, by: Bill Carter & Brian Stelter, "NBC Confirms Its Late-Night Shake-Up"
The Whittier Daily News (USA)11 January 2010, pg. A8, by: Associated Press, "NBC ending Jay Leno's prime-time show"
The New York Times (USA)9 January 2010, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,915, pg. C6, by: Alessandra Stanley, "Leno Can Make Jokes; Network Can't Laugh"
The Los Angeles Times (USA)9 January 2010, by: Greg Braxton, "Drama Circles Leno's 10 p.m. Slot"
The Los Angeles Times (USA)9 January 2010, pg. A1 & A16, by: Meg James and Matea Gold, "How Zucker's Quick Fix Got NBC into a Quagmire"
The New York Times (USA)8 January 2010, Vol. 159, Iss. 54,914, pg. A1 & B3, by: Bill Carter, "Late-Night Shift Sinking, NBC Wants Leno Back in Old Slot"
The New York Times (USA)17 September 2009, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,801, pg. C2, by: Bill Carter, "Leno Ratings Dip, but Remain Hefty"
The New York Times (USA)16 September 2009, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,800, pg. C6, by: Bill Carter, "Leno's High Ratings Show the Thrill of First-Nighting"
The New York Times (USA)16 September 2009, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,800, pg. C1 & C6, by: Alessandra Stanley, "For 'Leno' Debut, More Drama Than Expected"
The New York Times (USA)14 September 2009, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,788, pg. B7, by: Stuart Elliott, "A Deluge by NBC to Promote Leno's New Show"
Parade (USA)6 September 2009, pg. 5, by: Jay Leno, "Persistence Pays Off"
The Los Angeles Times (USA)6 August 2009, by: Scott Collins and Meg James, "Jay Leno Says His New Show 'Not Here to Save' NBC"
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA)30 May 2009, by: Lynn Elber, "Jay Leno's Farewell to 'Tonight' Fitted With jokes, Sentiment; Show in Conan's Hands Now"
Courier Post (USA)29 May 2009, by: David J. Spatz, "Leno, Rivers Celebrate Career Milestones in A.C."
Chicago Tribune (USA)29 May 2009, by: Phil Rosenthal, "Curtain Call Protocol: Leno an Exception"
The Independent (UK)29 May 2009, Iss. 7059, pg. 28 - 29, by: Guy Adams, "For one more night only..."
St. Paul Pioneer Press (USA)27 May 2009, by: Rick Bentley, "Goodnight to 'Tonight' Jay Leno - 0nly the Fourth Person to Host the Show in 55 Years - Leaves on Friday"
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA)24 May 2009, by: Neal Justin, "Jay Leno's Dry-Eyed Goodbye"
Contra Costa Times (USA)24 May 2009, by: Chuck Barney, "The Late-Night Shuffle: Jay Leno's Risky Move"
Contra Costa Times (USA)15 May 2009, by: Vicki Walker, "Jay Leno's Last 'Tonight Show' Guest? His Successor"
Chicago Tribune (USA)24 April 2009, by: Anonymous, "Jay Leno Hospitalized"
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA)20 March 2009, by: Lynn Elber, "'Tonight' Show is Friendly Turf for President Obama"
Chicago Tribune (USA)20 March 2009, by: Mark S. Smith, "On 'The Tonight Show' Couch, Obama tells Jay Leno he was Stunned to Hear of AIG Bonus Payments"
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA)12 March 2009, by: Chris Riemenschneider, "Prince to Spend Three Nights With Leno"
The Detroit News (USA)10 March 2009, by: The Detroit News, "Leno to Give Free Show at Palace"
The Los Angeles Times (USA)26 February 2009, by: Matea Gold and Richard Verrier, "Jay Leno Hauled Before Writers Guild Trial Committee"
The Orlando Sentinel (USA)11 February 2009, by: Hal Boedeker, "Leno's Next Go-Round Will Mix Familiar, 'Fresh'"
San Jose Mercury News (USA)18 December 2008, by: David Bauder, "Does NBC's Leno Deal Mean the End of the 10 p.m. Drama?"
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA)14 December 2008, by: Neal Justin, "Television: Ready for Prime Time"
Newsday (USA)10 December 2008, by: Verne Gay, "Leno's New NBC Show Called Late-Night, Prime-Time Fusion"
The Los Angeles Times (USA)10 December 2008, by: Meg James, "Hello Leno, Goodbye Scripted Shows?"
The Independent (UK)10 December 2008, Iss. 6913, pg. 21, by: Leonard Doyle, "The new king of prime time"
Newsday (USA)9 December 2008, by: Meg James, "Jay Leno Said to Get Prime-Time NBC Show"
Minneapolis Star Tribune (USA)9 December 2008, by: Associated Press, "Leno to Reportedly Stay at NBC, Move to a Nightly Prime-Time Hour After He Departs 'Tonight'"
Contra Costa Times (USA)9 December 2008, by: Tony Hicks, "NBC Keeps Jay Leno, Will Give 10 p.m. Show"
The New York Times (USA)9 December 2008, Vol. 158, Iss. 54,519, pg. A1 & A28, by: Bill Carter, "Where Is Leno Going? To Prime Time, on NBC"
The Los Angeles Times (USA)9 December 2008, by: Meg James, "Talk at 10: Leno Said to Get New NBC Show"
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)2 December 2008, by: Stuff.co.nz, "Toothsome Heidi Klum Shocks TV host"
Contra Costa Times (USA)16 October 2008, by: The Associated Press, "Estate of Macy's Heir Sues Jay Leno Over Rare Auto"
TV Guide (USA)4 August 2008, Vol. 56, Iss. 31, pg. 8, by: Stephen Battaglio, "Leno's Next Move"
The New York Times (USA)22 July 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,379, pg. E1 & E6, by: Bill Carter, "Date Is Set for Leno's 'Tonight' Finale"
The Sunday Times (UK)1 June 2008, by: Jay Leno, "Motormouth"
The New York Times (USA)13 May 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,309, pg. E2, by: Bill Carter, "An NBC Goodbye for Leno After 'Tonight'?"
Newsday (USA)2 April 2008, by: Anonymous, "Leno Apologizes for Gay Comments to Actor"
The New York Times (USA)4 February 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,210, pg. E1 & E6, by: Bill Carter, "Leno's Art of Late-Show Maintenance"
The Sunday Times (UK)27 January 2008, by: Jay Leno, "BMW Hydrogen 7"
The New York Times (USA)5 January 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,180, pg. B7 & B13, by: Bill Carter, "Writers Guild Says Leno Will Face Action for Using His Own Material"
The Sunday Times (UK)9 December 2007, by: Jay Leno, "We want it both big and green"
The Sunday Times (UK)8 July 2007, by: Jay Leno, "Tesla Roadster - The most fun you can have without fuel"
Parade (USA)12 November 2006, pg. 5, by: Jay Leno, "...but Jay's sticking to pizza"
The Sunday Times (UK)27 August 2006, by: Jay Leno, "Chevrolet Camaro"
The New York Times (USA)16 June 2006, pg. B1+B7, by: Alessandra Stanley, "'The TV Watch': A Battle of Wits, And No Clear Win"
Sunday Times (UK)30 October 2005, by: Jay Leno, "First man in the Rolls-Royce phantasy"
The New York Times (USA)9 March 2005, by: Jacques Steinberg, "New Gag for Leno: Keeping Mouth Shut"
San Jose Mercury News (USA)27 August 2004, by: Paul Rogers, "Smog Bill Brouhaha Includes TV's Leno"
TV Guide (USA)18 July 2004, Vol. 52, Iss. 29, pg. 23, by: Diane Clehane, Ron LaFranco, Cathy Piedmont, "Hey, Big Spenders!"
Rolling Stone (USA)4 March 2004, Vol. 1, Iss. 943, pg. 35-36, by: David Wild, "The Anchorman"
Playboy (USA)September 2003, Vol. 50, Iss. 9, pg. 90, by: Jay Leno, "Road Test: Marine Turbine Tech Y2K Cycle"
Playboy (USA)September 2003, Vol. 50, Iss. 9, pg. 92, by: Jay Leno, "Road Test: McLaren F1 Racer"
TV Guide (USA)9 August 2003, Vol. 51, Iss. 32, pg. 18-23, by: Mary Murphy, "What drives Jay Leno?"
TV Guide (USA)13 April 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 15, pg. 16-20+25, by: Jason Gay, "The hardest working, least talked about, most popular man in show business"
The Los Angeles Times(), 11 May 2000, pg. F1+F6+F8+F10, by: Geoff Boucher, "Hangin' Out With Rock's Rude Boys"
The Advocate (USA)19 April 1994, Iss. 653, pg. 79, "Late Night WithOUT Humor"
Playboy (USA)September 1993, Vol. 40, Iss. 9, pg. 128-129+140-142+158- 160, by: Eric Pooley, "Late-Night Wars"
Playboy (USA)July 1988, Vol. 35, Iss. 7, pg. 100-101+147-152, by: Bill Zehme, "A Stand-Up Kind Of Guy"
Playboy (USA)April 1988, Vol. 35, Iss. 4, pg. 120-123+164-166, by: Jay Leno and Peter Frey, "Runts of the Liter"
Oui (USA)May 1979, Vol. 8, Iss. 5, pg. 110, by: Larry Holden, "Pass Me A Jay"

Pictorial
Playboy (USA)December 1986, Vol. 33, Iss. 12, pg. 86-87, by: Mario Casilli, "Tango Americano"

Magazine cover photo
Entertainment Weekly (USA)29 January 2010, Iss. 1087
Parade (USA)6 September 2009
NASCAR Illustrated (USA)September 2008, Vol. XXVII, Iss. 9
Parade (USA)12 November 2006
TV Guide (USA)9 August 2003, Vol. 51, Iss. 32
Parade (US)12 July 1998, photo: Eddie Adams
Rolling Stone (USA)2 November 1989


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