David Letterman, seen here snapping a selfie with his replacement Stephen Colbert, will step down next week as host of the Late Show.
May 14, 2015 No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told TV Critic Eric Deggans about leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
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Jimmy Fallon during his debut Monday as host of NBC's The Tonight Show.
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February 18, 2014 The new host's first show is getting good reviews. He pledged to "do the best I can" and collected on some "bets" from friends such as Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert who had supposedly bet he'd never take over from Jay Leno.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during his appearance on Thursday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
January 24, 2014 The House speaker used a rare appearance on late-night TV to joke about why he won't be running for the White House, and to make some more serious predictions about this year's elections.
President Obama jokes with Jay Leno during a commercial break at the taping of his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
August 7, 2013 President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's surveillance program, telling NBC's Jay Leno that any tracking of phone numbers or email domestically was "connected to a terrorist attack."
Seth Myers performs during the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival at the Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., April 18. NBC announced Sunday that Myers is the new host of Late Night.
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May 12, 2013 He takes over from Jimmy Fallon, who's tapped to replace Jay Leno on the Tonight show. Meyers, the longtime SNL cast member who anchors the show's "Weekend Update" segment, will take the 12:35 a.m. segment from Fallon.
Jay Leno (left) and Jimmy Fallon at the Golden Globe Awards in January. Next year, Fallon will be taking Leno's place on The Tonight Show, NBC says.
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April 3, 2013 This time the switch will stick, Leno insists. Unlike the ill-fated handoff to Conan O'Brien, this time Leno has been involved in the plans.
Jimmy Fallon, right, and Jay Leno at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
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March 20, 2013 Jimmy Fallon is on track to replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show on NBC in 2014, according to reports in The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter.
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President Obama gestures during his appearance Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2011) on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
October 26, 2011 The president made the case on The Tonight Show that the U.S. led from the front, protected Libyan civilians and helped topple the Gadhafi regime without the loss of a single American soldier and at relatively little cost.
January 11, 2010 From The Atlantic Wire: Why dumping Conan for Leno is a mistake.
March 19, 2009 No sitting president has ever gone on a late night comedy show... until now. Should the President of the United States grace the couch of a comedy show?
December 9, 2008 NBC rearranges its late-night -- and prime-time -- schedule.
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