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Behind the Desk
The Story of Late Night
More than 60 years ago, the creation of late night TV changed the face of television forever. From Johnny Carson, to David Letterman, to Arsenio Hall, the late night show format continues to endure, evolving to keep pace each new generation. In Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night host Bill Carter takes us on a journey through late night television’s most memorable moments with first-hand, behind-the-scenes accounts from some of the most notable names in late night history.  Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night is a companion podcast to CNN’s...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 190 ratings
Fun podcast
Iluser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/21
I hope this never stops…. I have been a fan of Late Nite since the mid 70’s. This is terrifically done, and I hope it continues!
CTMoonshine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
You have a remarkable sense of humor.
skaysyjwmmm via Apple Podcasts · Malta · 06/17/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 05/20/21
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Published 05/13/21
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