| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Broncos quarterback in first AFL season
Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last of the 124 little people who played Munchkins in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday at her Glendale, Ariz., home. She was 89.
The 4-foot-tall Pellegrini, a frequent guest of honor at "Oz" festivals...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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The connection between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the eruption of Beatlemania in the U.S. a little more than two months later when the group showed up on “The Ed...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
NBC wants Jimmy Fallon to succeed so badly when he takes over its venerable "Tonight Show" in February that it is attempting to bend the rules of time.
In a promo unveiled Saturday evening, the Peacock depicts Fallon as the latest in the decades-old...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"It's like a clown car in here!" Amy Ozols declared. The producer of NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and, next year, "The Tonight Show" pokes her head into the Fallon Band Room, a small space with a banjo and framed covers of Rolling Stone on the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Nobody doesn't love Carol Burnett. That was the takeaway from the Kennedy Center's Oct. 20 ceremony honoring Burnett with its 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for significant impact to American comedy.
Tina Fey opened the proceedings by declaring that her...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Apr 13, 2013
Comic great Jonathan Winters was struggling to make a name for himself in the early 1950s when a man at the nightclub where he was performing offered some life-changing advice.
Winters had a talent for channeling the voices of celebrities like Gary...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian.
For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...