Late-Night Shows Are Too Political

March 13, 2019

Jay Leno, the former host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” said Tuesday that late-night television has gotten too political.

The 68-year-old was on “Today” and was asked about the current state of affairs when it comes to late-night talk shows.

“It’s different,” Leno said. “I don’t miss it. You know, everything now is, if people don’t like your politics, they — everyone has to know your politics.

“I kind of used [Johnny Carson’s] model. People couldn’t figure out. ‘Well, you and your Republican friends’ or ‘Well, Mr. Leno, you and your Democratic buddies.’ And I would get hate mail from both sides equally.”

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This article was posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:20 am

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