Letterman talks Leno leaving Tonight Show

I guess the choice between Coke or Pepsi on late nights will shortly be over huh?

from IMDB.com:

Letterman Predicts Leno Will Remain On Tonight
3 September 2008 10:35 AM, PDT

David Letterman, who bolted NBC when he was passed over to succeed Johnny Carson on the Tonight show, has suggested that NBC brass may have had his example in mind when they agreed to hand over hosting duties of the show to Conan O’Brien next year. In an interview appearing in Rolling Stone magazine, Letterman has kind words to say about his rival. “I don’t know why, after the job Jay has done for them, why they would relinquish that. … I guess they thought it was a less messy way to handle what happened to me at NBC,” Letterman said. He said that he hopes to have Leno on his own show as a guest “the first night that he is out of a job.” Leno is due to make his last appearance on the Tonight show on May 29. However, Letterman expressed doubt that the changeover will actually occur. “It just seemed so preposterous to me.” As for whether he himself will continue to host his CBS show after his contract expires in 2010, he said, “The way I feel now, I would like to go beyond 2010, not much beyond, but you know, enough to go beyond. You always like to be able to excuse yourself on your own terms.”

It would be huge to see Leno on Letterman’s Late Show the very next day.


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