David Folkenflik Folkenflik is NPR's media correspondent and is a host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR.
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On the odd occasions that I'm traveling and television beckons and I have no recourse to the Colbert Report or ESPN or a good book or a warm glass of milk with animal crackers or even a two-by-four to smack against my forehead, I'll watch The Tonight Show. And there's invariably only one bit Jay Leno does that amuses me. It's his bit where he shows photographs to people on the street, in the mall, etc. And usually it's a picture of someone fairly prominent, like, say, Vice President Cheney or the Pope, and the response rolls back, with a trace of uptalking uncertainty, something like, "Is that Gallagher?" And no, it isn't. And Leno laughs gently but he always seems slightly amazed. But he shouldn't be. And now comes proof, as if we needed it, from the number crunchers at Zogby International, a polling firm...