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Jimmy Fallon Takes Over For Conan O'Brien On NBC

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Jimmy Fallon Takes Over For Conan O'Brien On NBC

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Jimmy Fallon Takes Over For Conan O'Brien On NBC

Jimmy Fallon Takes Over For Conan O'Brien On NBC

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Jimmy Fallon made his debut as host of NBC's "Late Night." Fallon is a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live." O'Brien is taking over the "Tonight" show from Jay Leno in June. Leno will return to the airwaves in the fall with a weeknight prime-time show.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Our last word in business today comes from the new face on late night television.

(Soundbite of TV show)

Mr. JIMMY FALLON (Host): Welcome to the first episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

(Soundbite of cheering and applause)

WERTHEIMER: Last night, Jimmy Fallon took over from Conan O'Brian on NBC's late night show. Fallon comes from the comedy show "Saturday Night Live." He'll have to work hard to keep the audience awake. His new weekday gig will follow two other comedy talk shows: a new prime time effort by former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno; the other, "The Tonight Show," now hosted by Conan O'Brian.

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