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Late-Night TV Wars Capture Cultural Snapshot

Colonialgirl Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 5:47 PM
Letterman is an unfunny molester of female employees and lacks the intelligence to be "funny" or "entertaining". His peak was in cheap low end bars on skid row.

Full disclosure: I am a child of the Johnny Carson era. That means I grew up with the sound of Johnny’s “Tonight Show” monologues in my ears, his sense of humor helping to shape my own.

It also means that when I talk about this, I endure the rolling eyes of anyone too young to remember his era, which ended with a May 1992 farewell.

We now see the end of the Jay Leno era on that show, as the news solidifies that he will be succeeded by Jimmy Fallon early next year.

Fallon, who has followed Leno’s show for...