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    • The War for Late Night

    • When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy
    • By: Bill Carter
    • Narrated by: Sean Kenin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the Tonight show - a job he had been promised five years earlier - skeptics anticipated a train wreck for the ages. It took, in fact, only a few months for the dire predictions to come true. Leno's show, panned by critics, dragged down the ratings - and the profits - of NBC's affiliates, while ratings for Conan's new Tonight show plummeted to the lowest levels in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Roy on 11-24-10

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Desperate Networks

    • By: Bill Carter
    • Narrated by: Dean Olsher
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In a time of sweeping media change, the four major networks struggle for the attention of American viewers increasingly distracted by cable, video games, and the Internet. Behind boardroom doors, tempers flare in the search for hit shows, which often get on the air purely by accident. The fierce competition creates a pressure-cooker environment where anything can happen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How Sausage is Made

    • By G Barth on 03-04-07

    Regular price: $23.93