Patt Morrison for September 15, 2009

Leno Reception

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PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 05: Television host Jay Leno of the 'Jay Leno Show' speaks during the NBC Network portion of the 2009 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa on August 5, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Audiences tuned in but critics were not impressed. What was up with those 6 seconds of Kanye silence, Jerry Seinfeld, and how long can Leno keep up his first-night ratings?


Robert Thompson, founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, where he is also a Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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