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#001Late Night Hit Hard by Strike: 16/11/07
The audience for NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno has dropped 17 percent since the show began airing reruns following the strike, while the audience for CBS's Late Night With David Letterman has dropped 8 percent, according to figures from Nielsen Research cited by Bloomberg News on Thursday. (Figures posted in the Hollywood Reporter unaccountably cited percentages that were twice as high.) Word of the plunging ratings, which affect the two networks' most lucrative programs (each program reportedly accounts for more than $100 million annually in network revenue) comes as trade reports have begun speculating that all of the late-night shows could return to the air live as early as Dec. 3 or Dec. 10 without scripted monologues. Daily Variety, citing several network execs with knowledge of the situation, reported today (Friday) that behind-the-scenes talks are continuing and have resulted in the networks and production companies continuing to pay the salaries of the non-writing staffs of the shows.
#002Talk Show Host Tom Snyder Dies at 71: 30/07/07
Talk show host Tom Snyder, who gained fame as the host of the late-night talk show The Tomorrow Show in the 1970s, died Sunday in San Francisco after a battle with leukemia; he was 71. A casual, smart and gregarious interviewer who wouldn't hesitate to grill his guests, Snyder's interviews on his talk show were a staple of the 70s, airing after Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show on NBC. His interview subjects were wide and varied, ranging from John Lennon to Ayn Rand to Charles Manson, as well as a number of rock stars, including Johnny Rotten, The Clash, and KISS, who made a notorious Halloween appearance on his show in 1979. Snyder was also the memorable target of a legendary impersonation by Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live. In 1982, The Tomorrow Show was canceled to make room for the fledgling Late Night with David Letterman, though Snyder returned to the late night format in 1995 with The Late, Late Show on CBS, which he hosted until 1998. In 2005, Snyder announced on his Web site that he was battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia.