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NBC backs Fallon for Late Show
AZ - AZ, USA - NBC said comedian Jimmy Fallon is its top choice to succeed Conan O'Brien in 2009, when O'Brien is scheduled to replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show."

Marc Liepis, an NBC spokesman in New York, confirmed a report today on Broadcasting & Cable's Web site in which Rick Ludwin, executive vice president for late night programming, said Fallon is "at the top of our short list."

Ludwin declined an interview request.

NBC, a unit of Fairfield, Connecticut-based General Electric Co. and the leading network for late-night viewing, signed Fallon, a "Saturday Night Live" alumnus, to a contract earlier this year for
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Celebrities : Conan O Brien, Jimmy Fallon
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Clive McFarlane: Selective outrage and Conan OBriens mention of Worcester  Worcester Telegram

Selective outrage, which has long plagued our politics, can be funny and not so funny. First, the funny. Our wonderful city is undeniably undergoing an economic ...

Conan O’Brien aired his first half-hour show Tuesday night. Here’s what was different.  The Washington Post

After a three-month hiatus, Conan O'Brien returned to television Tuesday night — as he announced last fall, after 25 years of hosting an hour-long late-night ...

Conan O’Brien Has Finally Landed His Dream Interview  Vulture

After years of trying to land an interview with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Caro, TBS late-night host Conan O'Brien will finally see his dream come true ...

Conan O’Brien Came to Sydney and He Was Everywhere  Broadsheet

US comedian Conan O'Brien has been having a jolly old time on his trip to Sydney. He trained with lifeguards in Bondi, he met koalas and wombats, and he ...

SideTracks: Conan O’Brien, Uma Thurman… and more  Boston Herald

COLOR US AMUSED: Conan O'Brien just became a color. The Pantone Color Institute has created an official shade in honor of the Brookline-raised, ...

Conan O’Brien’s Hilarious Sam Adams Brewery Tour  Eater

During a recent visit to his hometown of Boston, Conan O'Brien took a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery — even though he is decidedly not a beer nerd. The late ...

After dig, Worcester offers invite to Conan O'Brien

Worcester wants to “woo” Conan O'Brien. After the comedian took a swipe at the city during a recent appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” ...

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