The War For Late Night

New York Times media reporter Bill Carter discusses the dramatic 2009/2010 late-night season, when NBC moved Jay Leno into prime time and gave Conan O'Brien The Tonight Show to host. The War For Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television West Crazy tells what happened after the move, which critics called a train wreck—Leno's show was panned and ratings for Conan's new Tonight show plummeted, presenting a prime opportunity for rival David Letterman.