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  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.
  • Late-night legend David Letterman led way for others

    David Letterman is an American legend because of his remarkable contradictions. He didn't get what he wanted — hosting "The Tonight Show" and succeeding Johnny Carson — but he gained a record 33-year run in late night. He didn't earn the...

    Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns

    Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns
    Watching the first episode of "The Colbert Report," I remember thinking, He cannot possibly sustain this. Mine wasn't the early-days concern I have heard expressed most often as Stephen Colbert prepares to deliver his final "Colbert Report" Thursday:...

    Jay Leno to appear as guest on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'

    Jay Leno to appear as guest on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'
    First Joan Rivers, now Jay Leno: Jimmy Fallon is busy wiping all kinds of bad blood from the "Tonight Show" set. Leno, Fallon's predecessor on "Tonight," is returning to the show as a guest on Friday. It will be his first time back on "Tonight" (other...

    PASSINGS: Steve Rossi, Felix Dennis, Jimmy C. Newman

     Steve Rossi Half of comedy duo Allen and Rossi Steve Rossi, 82, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen and Rossi, which became a favorite of "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other TV variety shows, died Sunday in hospice care in Las Vegas. He had cancer...