Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night | Episode 1 - The Host 1

Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night | Episode 1 – The Host

Episode 1: The Host

Bill speaks with legendary hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Dick Cavett, new NBC late night host and star Amber Ruffin, Conan O’Brien’s sidekick Andy Richter and many more to dissect one of TV’s hardest, most challenging jobs – the late night TV host. These individuals aren’t just the stars of the show: they’re writers, directors, and crisis managers. While they are everything from charming to difficult, inspiring to insecure, and even downright eccentric, their genius shines bright when they consistently make it all look so easy – five nights a week, every week!

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Hosted by Bill Carter

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22 comments

  1. Great podcast… Good memories and a nice change up from all the other coverage. However hosts like The Jimmys, Stephen Colbert & SNL, etc. have been great at helping us laugh at some of the political crap. (Even if certain Presidents cant laugh at themselves) Johnny Carson was the first that I really remember doing the good zingers at politicians with his monologues.

  2. In a 48 minute video talking about only the late night hosts, you forget the current king of late night “John Oliver”? He must’ve really got inside the skin of your business daddy, eh CNN?

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