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Late-Night TV Returns to Action

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Late-Night TV Returns to Action

Late-Night TV Returns to Action

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The writers' strike knocked late-night television shows like the Late Show and The Tonight Show into reruns. Now these pillars of the talk-show genre are back on the air with fresh material. Critic David Bianculli casts his eye on the efforts of David Letterman, Jay Leno and their lesser-known competitors to jump back in the saddle.