The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

The venerable show that became one of TV's sturdiest (and most profitable) institutions, and a window into American culture. Like `Today,' `Tonight' was the brainchild of NBC exec Sylvester `Pat' Weaver. Originally telecast live from New York, it went to tape in the late '50s (which enabled censors to snip Jack Paar's `w.c.' joke, prompting him to walk (more…)

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Season 17, Episode 23 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

First Aired: October 15, 2008

Queen Latifah; Zac Efron; Kenny Chesney.

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