BOOK REVIEW

Funny Guys, Serious Business

Through exhaustive research and interviews with the major players, Bill Carter’s book The War for Late Night tells the story of the Conan O’Brien-Jay Leno battle. Through exhaustive research and interviews with the major players in this battle Carter demonstrates that, while the usual oversize Hollywood egos were forming secret alliances and stockpiling armaments, it was NBC that fired the shots that sank the Lusitania.