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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:32 AM
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Hypocritical Media Weasels Praise Carson
It was kind of depressing and pathetic to watch Jay Leno do his tribute to Johnny Carson last night since it was Leno and his manager who were responsible for Carsons forced retirement when Carson still had a number of good years ahead. Worse, the shoddy treatment of Carson by NBC after 30 years of service resulted in Carsons never returning to public life thus robbing us all of some great humor and who knows what else. Now we see this tribute. The true story of Carsons ouster is clearly documented in the book, The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night, by Bill Carter. This was made into a made-for-TV movie that featured Cathy Bates as Lenos creepy scheming manager. Rent the DVD if you can find it.

What I found appalling is the fact that with all these tributes the injustice and underhandedness of NBC is only mentioned by one lone Canadian news outlet. What is the point of glossing it over? Fear? Incompetence? A desire to get on MSNBC? One other outlet Slate mentions NBCs willful and callous destruction of the old Tonight Show tapes and kinoscopes from the early New York era of the show.

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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:42 AM
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1. Are all the New York tapes and kinescopes gone?
What a terrible loss -- and for such stupid reasons!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:13 AM
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2. payback for Carson's crappy treatment of Joan Rivers
dignity and class my ass
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