Leno takes heat during late night shows
January 20th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

Leno takes heat during late night shows

That NBC late night fiasco is so 2010, but as Conan O’Brien settles into a new network, Jay Leno appears to be taking a lot of heat.

One of his own guests, “Parks & Recreation” star Amy Poehler, even called him a “[bleeping] a**hole” – to his face!

Okay, so she was goaded into it after Leno encouraged her to swear in a Boston accent on Wednesday's “Tonight Show,” but Howard Stern? He didn’t seem to be giving Leno as good-natured a ribbing the other day on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

“He’s not fit to scrub David Letterman’s feet,” Stern said. “I don’t know why he’s beaten David Letterman in the ratings, it’s beyond my comprehension. America must be filled with morons…the ones that are watching him must be watching him in a coma.”

Leno, Stern said, “did a terrible thing to Conan O'Brien…It wasn’t business at all.”

Tell us how you really feel, Howard.


Filed under: Late Night comedy • television

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  1. tryecrot

    Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.

    August 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Opie and Anthony

    Opie and Anthony is for 4th graders u NGGER.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. *PUKE*

    PhuckHoward Stern...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joseph

    Opie and Anthony are the best. Howard is for old people. He is a has been. BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. dudey

    JAY LENO SUCKS!!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Paul

    ok history folks dirty trick 1 allegely durning rivers time as johny guest hostess when he had the night off a memo leeked to her by leno's agent that said no rivers to replace johny if he left because she was a woman upset she went to fox sweet jay became perment guest host 2 best friend in biz tells you he going out for the tonight show [daivd let] to his face also tells him when they say yes and what happen to network if they renig leno get agent to go behind friends back and steal show unless nbc want to pay him off by 10 times what they would pay david! 3 doesn't tell friends lets him find out about it on the 11pm news NICE 4. then takes over show fires people loyal to carson 5. barely thanks him for his help or kindness or the fact that he didn't get involed in the fight trust me in those days if carson had demanded david nbc would have caved 7 just tacky fact jay spent less then 4 minutes on both carson and Mcmannh's death on the show 8 conan did asks for the show in 6 years time nbc told jay he said nothing so they made the deal with conan five years go by jay decide i don't want to retire and lets it known he up for sale nbc panics just like he knew they would and do a new deal for a 10 pm show that if he get fired from nbc he gets 150 mil. 9.five10pm show get cut for jay crew cast everybody.10conan's required to move to la nice touch jay11 did i forget the agent that did all this good stuff for jay nbc didn't like so he fired her under the bus you go 12 then get does a crap show so conanhas lousy rating as his lead in and finally 13 so as to only have to pay 40 mil and not 150 mil jay agrees to take his old job back for the sake of nbc after all it's just biz well to my mind inmoral,disloyal crooked disguting lying pig but that's just my opinion I doubt this will post but writing made me feel better how any one can beleive jay is nice all i can say is DON'T TURN YOUR BACK TO HIM!!!!!!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    I've never seen Howard's show, but who does he think he is insulting Leno's viewers? What a jerk. I've been watching Leno for years, and I think it's a great tonight show – the best.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaos

      Of course you didn't see it you moron. His show isn't on TV. The fact that you watch this badstabbing indian giver is exactly what Stern is talking about. You deserve the insult.

      January 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      oh SORRY I've never *listened to his show*, and I think you deserve a penis down your throat.

      January 30, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Szymon Sayz Productions

    Piers Morgan, learn how to SHUT UP.. a lot of great moments that you robbed from Howard Stern because you talked over him, and made him loose his thoughts! You, without a shadow of a doubt, are one of the worst interviewers I've ever heard.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ken in Miami

    Stern has a daily audience of roughly 2 million, Letterman just above 4 million and Leno slightly more than 5 million.
    Funny how the smaller the audience the louder they claim superiority.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gmanName*

    Howard speaks from knowledge and experience and pulls no punches, I only wish all of Tv and radio personalities were truthful instead of pc and afraid of their masters. Screw all of you self righteous old fogies...acting like your 80 yr old daddy.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. blue

    You can argue as long as you want, humor is relative. What matters to executives is the viewership. If Leno could deliver that much viewers to NBC, it's pointless butting your heads with one another and ask, why? Move on, you're just as moronic as you accuse others to be when they enjoy things you don't. Leno, Letterman, Conan and Stern are all career entertainers that are there for the mighty dollar, and the squabble has nothing to do with principle.It's all business. Choose who tickles you best and stay out of the dirty business these showbiz dudes are into. It's bad enough getting sucked into a nightly laugh, but to take care of their dirty laundries? Tsk tsk.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. fiftyshotcop

    The fact is that if you took the words boobs,breasts and the F bomb out of Stern's vocabulary....he would be speechless.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hee hee

    Bree Olson is appearing on Leno. Leno now has the sybian. Techno Beaver will have a weekly appearance.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raiders4life

    I was huge Leno fan prior to the "hostile takeover". Now I can't stand watching him or his show. Coco4Life!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. yvette

    I have to watch since he has been back on and never ever will again!

    January 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  16. In Your Pants!

    Why doesn't Craig Ferguson from the Late Late Show ever come up in these topics :/
    I find him much more pleasant to watch than everyone else because he isn't ever reading from a cue card. There is no looking of too the side the whole damn time unless he is looking at the audience.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. tas11

    I am mad at leno for not being funny for about 15 years now, and to think once upon a time he was one of the best and well respected comedians around, now makes charlie rose seem cutting edge

    January 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. hee hee

    F Jackie!

    January 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. David Letterman

    Personally I think Jay, Howard, and Conan all suck.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. SatanChrist

    don't b mad at them, they are jus doing there job, they work for me- Satan L. Christ

    January 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Robert Ammon

    It's quite obvious that all senses of humor were not created equally. I guess that's why we have such a variety of comedians. But what's disturbing in some of these comments is the amount of HATE that they reveal. I find it hard to imagine some of these people smiling much less laughing at anything.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sarah P

    Howard Stern once had a late night show on channel 9
    It sucked so bad it was funny
    Ask him how low his ratings were
    Stick to radio Mr Stern

    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • People are Stupid

      Once again Sarah P you are wrong and misinformed.

      Howard is still on TV. And once again, people subscribe to watch his channel. Like I have already said, if Leno charged a fee for people to watch him, he would find it hard to get 10 people to subscribe.

      January 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Yeah but...

    Has anyone payed attention to the ratings recently. Leno's ratings are on the decline. John Stewart has been drawing more viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The rating on which ad rates are based. Not to mention he's lost ground to letterman too.
    Leno is not funny. He has no class. If they gave Conan more time and confidence. He'd eventually pull in high enough ratings. It took Leno longer than 7 months to be number one in the first place.
    NBC made a mistake letting conan go.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Stoner

    Leno is miserable I could put out better music with a boot than his band. His new show was painful his old show was painful. Fallon is more painful to watch than Leno was. Letterman is a an intense interviewer when he needs to be cuts right to the heart of it. Conan is hugely funny he has written some of the funniest stuff ever with little credit for years before he ever had a show of his own. Truly a funny person. Stern is right about all of it. Leno should run a car show if that. Reckon he has to do something just sorry it has to be on tv. Letterman and Conan have very good bands, real musicians. Stuttering John always looks like he is miserable doing his job. I can't think of any reason to have brought leno back. And Lopez should be picking fruit in a field somewhere without a camera on him. I turn him off in a hurry after Conan. He is more painful to watch than leno and I didn't think that was possible. And I have nothing against Mexicans or what ever he is. He is not funny nor is leno.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lloyd

    HOWARD STERN IS JUST WHERE HE NEED TO BE, OFF THE AIR.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  26. mrskool

    here we go again ... the same old freaks come out of the woodwork to dis Jay because they are jealous of his success...

    makes me laugh to see all the hate spewed comments here because you're all such a bunch of crybaby sore losers

    ps – howard stern is as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside

    January 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • hee hee

      Not jealous of Jay. What grown man drives a fire truck to work? Such a display of wealth in this economy is crass. He is clown shoes. Howard Stern is the man.

      January 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. hee hee

    Let's face facts. Jay failed in the ten o'clock slot. Then he was fired. He could've shopped other networks like TBS, but chose to take Conan's slot. Jay is a spiteful pouch of dung. Conan's poor ratings were a direct result of Jay's horrible lead in ratings. Howard hit the nail on the head. Jay is a horrible human. Howard Stern rules.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  28. As I See It

    Poor Howard, still jealous of Jay. I guess money and a trophy wife can't make up for it.

    Howard, the self-promoting media wh*re still screeching the same tired song.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. As I See It

    Gee, CNN, this article wouldn't have anything to do with Conan being on your sister network, TBS, and Conan's ratings are now in the dumpster?

    January 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  30. You're a loser

    Neither Howard or Leno are comedians (funny)... They surround themselves with comedy writers and mentally/physically challenged individiuals to get cheap laughs. I listen to Howard and its getting more depressing by the day, he doesn't have content to bring on new listeners. He needs Artie back, Leno was never funny.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  31. I Know!

    Craig Ferguson + his Monkey puppet = the funniest ever! Leno + nothing = nothing! I Know!

    January 21, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  32. BaBaWho

    (painfully annoying and most appropriate for teenagers).
    The only person less relevant to late night TELEVISION is Howard Stern. The real morons are the people who pay Sat Radio to listen to that has-been.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  33. Name*me

    I like Leno's old show aNd line up. I like his car collection. I don't like what happened. I think its more of NBC's fault. I don't like conan. I don't he's funny at all.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  34. Cheryl

    Howard Stern is disgusting and rude and shocking for the things he asks/says to his guests. Letterman is sometimes funny but morally corrupt and cheated on his wife with his staff. Conan is silly and juvenile – like Jerry Lewis. But people still like them. I like Jay Leno because he's an adult and acts like one and he's funny and a decent man.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  35. BaBaWho

    In the end, everything is better. Leno and Letterman are the only two that can pull the ratings at 11:30. Fallon & The Roots are refreshingly superior to that red headed pimple (painfully annying

    January 21, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  36. Chris Dobson

    Actually, Conan was never given The Tonight Show. They built a new studio for his show while Leno kept The Tonight Show stage for his his new slot. Conan wasn't given the chance to succeed because his studio didn't have The Tonight Show aura to it. All NBC did was move Late Night with Conan O'Brien to an earlier slot and shorted The Tonight Show to 30 minutes and moved that to an earlier slot. In short, Conan was set up for failure by NBC from the beginning.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  37. Bob

    Leno rocks. Its NBC and Conans contract that caused this. Jay has handled all of this well.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  38. Dan

    Howard Stern was 100 percent right! Jay Leno is not funny at all, and an a**hole. Conan is the new king of late night! Also if anyone of you actually listen to Howard Sterns show instead of just assuming, you'd know he's not a bad guy at all and very funny and smart.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  39. PJRM

    Leno is no good. When his show failed he should have left without making waves but he kicked and cried and got his old show back, leaving Conan out in the cold...very professional. Hopefully his show will fail again and I hope Conan laughs in his face.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  40. jerry guthrie

    In considering the mentality of this individual,I presume, he should know what a moron is,each time he opens his mouth.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  41. MusicMan

    Leno is brilliant and a gentleman.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  42. Dennis

    Yes, Leno is a fool

    January 21, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  43. baba balony

    Give Howie respect? OK, I will quote him. He should get cancer and die. You are right, he is funny.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  44. baba balony

    Howie blows. His humor is immature. Hence Howie instead of Howard the duck. Or is it *uck?

    January 21, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  45. K.Z.

    Why do we are still questioning Leno? Look at the rating. Leno has 4 mil viewers and Conan 850 000. If you like Conan why do you not watching his show? Are you kidding me? Less then a million viewers?

    January 21, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  46. lolarites

    I can't believe I actually agree with anything Howard Stern said! NBC is just as guilty as Leno, even though they don't seen to be taking responsibility for their part in it. Leno, whined, cried and stamped his feet and NBC gave in to him. It was Leno's own fault that he chose to have that lame prime time show, instead of retiring like a man. Leno is to comedy what Aunt Blatty was to Jonathan Winters. Class always floats to the top and that's just what has happened to Conan.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  47. Dee

    I's funny, Jay Leno has never said a bad word about Howard Stern or Conan O'Brien. They are such petty people to continue this. Conan is the one that was going to leave NBC if he didn't get the tonight show. How nice was that??? Jay Leno has been a perfect gentleman thru out this whole thing, and may I add a good employee. I use to like Howard Stern, but now that I see how petty he is I changed my mind. Funny is one thing, ruining someones reputation is something else. And Conan, I just don't think is funny.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  48. mamma

    Leno is not funny, and he does not seem to enjoy doing his show.
    Yes, Stern is disgusting, but he's funny.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  49. dvschimp

    You know howard rules jay leno is a rat.people have always acted like howard is irrelavant he doesnt matter but theyve being doin that his whole carrer which is about 30 years long .its the truth what hes saying about jay he sucks.so give howard some due respect.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  50. Tawny Cat

    Well, my husband and I enjoy Leno, and we are not morons. We have watched Letterman a few times just to see why people say he is funny, but we just don't care for him a bit. I'm not surprised that Howard Stern would have something nasty to say about Leno. He talks and acts like a vile person of the most unsavory sort; I hope it is just an act. The fact that he likes Letterman certainly does not speak well for Letterman. Everyone can have preferences, but why do people have to be so hateful?

    January 21, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  51. Michael Wong

    Jay Leno's show is like oatmeal: there's no flavour, character, or texture, but old people like it for some reason.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  52. leno

    Yes.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  53. Big_Ep

    Wether its Stern, Leno, letterman, Ferguson, Kimmel, Conan, Stewart, or Morgan, watch who you want, who makes you laugh, who keeps your attention. T
    his whole thing is irrelevant.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  54. dawn

    I just think Howard Stern is disgusting. I can't get over how heartless he was to Dana Plato. It was just absolutely unconscionable. Enough with the Halloween look too. Grandpa aged people shouldn't be sporting that look for goodness sake.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Eileen

      Have you ever even listened to the show? And don't say you were never ignorant to anyone in your life. Who cares what he looks like??? Like he has control over that.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      Eileen, I can honestly say I have never kicked somebody when they are already down in a fashion that is particularly cruel and evil in front of millions of people.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  55. Big_Ep

    First off, Jay, Dave, Conan, Kimmel, and Ferguson all have their material written for them by a team of writers. The difference is their style of interviewing their guests. The edge goes to Dave, in my opinion, because of Paul Schafer who is musically unbelievable and has perfect timing for his wit. However without Paul, hes dry. I love Ferguson, hes edgy, and plays off the cuff much better than the other guys. Stern is a media superstar, has his moments, but why should we as a public care about his personal opinion? Hes entertainment. I dont know why people care what Oprah has to say either, its TV. NBC botched all this, it was business, and honestly nobody got left hungry or homeless. Shouldnt we care more about that than the opinion of a man that throws bologna at womens @sses? Really, this is what Americans see as breaking news? Damn.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  56. Big John

    Leno is an unfunny hack.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  57. Ringo

    Who? is he still on TV??

    January 21, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  58. jack

    Leno is a d0uch3b@g and I'd never watch his show. I don't ever watch late night tv anyhow but any show or event he has anything to do with I don't want to be apart of.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  59. David

    Jay Leno is a terrible human being

    January 21, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Tawny Cat

      So, did you grow up next door to him? Or do you just like to be hateful?

      January 21, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  60. sarah palin

    milk milk lemonade, around the corner fudge is made!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  61. a1rhendr1x

    All I can say is that Conan's TBS show has only gotten better since its debut back in November. It exhibits a free-spirited, anything goes aesthetic that makes even the celebrity interviews (my least favorite part of any late night show) fun and interesting to watch. And at times, it feels completely mental. Sometimes I find myself laughing at the sheer absurdity of the program. Whether it's one of Andy's quips or a nonsensical skit, this is a program that – more often than not – is in tune with my comedic sensibilities. NBC's Tonight Show, not so much. But then again, I'm pretty sure my demographic isn't supposed to like that show. At least that's the impression I get when I see bits of it.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  62. Dawn

    Does anyone really care what Amy Poehler and Howard Stern think? I'm thrilled that Jay's back where he belongs!

    January 21, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  63. Britt

    I am a consertive/moderate. I am a women. I am not an idiot. Shocker: I am addicted to Howard Stern. His wit and understanding of human nature is second to none and he saw through Jay years ago. He used to have him on his show all the time but he steals from Howard. He is a spineless twit. I just wish people would change the dial and let Leno fade away.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  64. jules

    It's not that I'm mad at Leno, it's just that he's not funny, he's an arrogant SOB who would throw anyone under the bus for his own personal gain, and he is a hack. Yup, I pretty much hate him.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  65. marie

    CRAIG FERGUSON IS ALL WE NEED !!! GET RID OF EVERYONE ELSE!!

    January 21, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  66. katiepea

    the real tell is when all the comedians of the world of today get on sterns show and everyone talks about how nobody in the industry likes leno. he's all alone, has no friends, at least real ones, his publicist gets him gigs on oprah to save face, that's about it tho, when leno is gone there will be no legacy. nobody cared when he left, people cared when carson left, people will care when letterman goes, people immensely cared when conan left, leno tho, he's just a seat filler. he's the mild-widespread reaching-no-thinking-required void to fall asleep to. that's all it amounts to. the industry as a whole does not take him seriously because he's a joke.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  67. MAX

    i had tickets to see lewis black at the hard rock but he got sick and leno filled in that night NO ONE CAME TO SEE HIS SHOW the guys a hack he has nothing that isnt written for him

    January 21, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  68. Wanna Laugh?

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! In Letterman fashion, has unnecessay censorship, Kimmel Kartoons, stays on top of social media and has the best & latest bands. Kimmel is an expert interviewer who draws the big-time guests. One of the only shows that makes me lol. Check it out! Also love Letterman, Craig F., Jon Stewart of course : )

    January 21, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  69. Eric

    Stern and Connan should grow up. They are both unfunny & appeal to a young demo.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Britt

      Well that young demo is going to be running the country soon. Thank God. Then we can finally put Jay Lenos show to rest!

      January 21, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  70. Name*the man

    Go team coco, hope they beat NBC in the ratings, you should blame NBC for this. The nbc executives should slap themselves .

    January 21, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  71. Nickdenty

    Leno should know that you can't beat a dead horse. I will never watch him again.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  72. Eric

    One of his own guests, “Parks & Recreation” star Amy Poehler, even called him a “[bleeping] a**hole” – to his face!

    check out the interview. This is very misleading. But press always do this obviously who ever wrote this is a Letterman fan !

    January 21, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  73. Eric

    This blog did not even cover the facts right with the Amy Poehler interview. LAME!

    January 21, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  74. dixick

    Man up, Jay. You did a very, very underhanded thing to Conan. Hope he kicks your butt in the ratings.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • WTH?

      The network had to cancel Coco as the Tonight Show host. It was a clustersf@*#. What should Jay have done? Just let them show a test pattern during that time slot? Dodo.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  75. Sarah

    Leno is still on TV?

    January 21, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  76. Tony T

    That's a good point, EvilAlvin. Look at how many classic bits/interviews Stuttering John was involved in. Leno couldn't think of one thing to do with him! Announcer? Are you kidding me? That just shows how creative and brilliant Howard is while Jay doesn't know what the heck he is doing.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric Hoelle

      Making much more money then he did on Stern. You hit a certain age you want cash. He was an intern on Stern for crying out loud.

      January 21, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  77. Tony T

    Howard Stern is an American icon.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  78. EvilAlvin

    Ok....it boils down to this....Leno gave his blessings to Conan to take over The Tonight Show because he thought he'd made a splash in primetime. NBC was trying to save money so they got rid of all 10 o'clock programming to make way for Leno's cheap show with the green cars....but no one cared about Leno in primetime......it killed the local news broadcasts.....which killed Conan's show.....hell...everyone knows half the ratings for late night shows are because lots of people fall asleep with the tv on....Howard is right when he says Leno should have gone to another network and gone head to head with Conan. That would have made me respect Leno a bit. It would have made him edgy. And all of the Leno lovers who bash Howard need to remember that Leno poached "stuttering" john melindez from Howard's show....not to mention the bits he lifted from the Stern show....if ya love Leno's show, that's fine....but think about it.....Howard made "stuttering" john famous....would Leno have made a stutterer his announcer if Howard didn't make him cool?

    January 21, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  79. Marty

    Wow....has anyone told Howard since he went to sat radio that he has become irrelevant....

    January 21, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Britt

      I think this blog and the reaction to it shows that that is completely untrue.

      January 21, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • I am great.

      Matt,

      Do you even know what "irrelevant" means? How do you figure 11 million paid subscribers to be irrelevant?
      If Leno charged a per month fee he would be lucky to get 11 subscribers.

      January 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Edward Hyde

    I can't remember the last time I watched the Tonight Show since Jay Leno was host. It's a boreing, anemic, utterly worthless show. His whole demeanor screams doushe
    Howard Stern still remains the tops in his field - and many others– his interviews elicit information that makes headlines, and his honesty and integrity remain unmatched

    January 21, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  81. butbut

    Oh everyone stop the whining about Leno. He didn't screw up, NBC did. I used to like Conan but ever since this has gone down he has been nothing but a whiny baby diva and I have lost respect for him. Why doesn't he just stuff his mouth with the millions he got and stop acting like a spoiled brat.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  82. B=Dog

    It's so obvious those talking s*** about Howard never listened, or they tuned in once when he was talking about queefing. The show is smart and funny.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  83. joe

    Jay, Howard, Conan & Reality TV are making me spend more time watching sports or surfing the web, my point, TV in general is going away slowly TV companies aren't showing real talent or creativity anymore, instead they're copying each other just like people in the web do. The difference is that we now have the same ability to express and comment just like them using the web but "we don't get pay" and well let's be honest we just discover that people in tv aren't so brilliant after all & the only thing that used to made them seem important was television "only comunication source" but now TV is just becoming a thing from the past.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  84. makak

    Frankly, none of you know what really happened behind the scenes at NBC regarding Jay and Conan. Your opinions and hatred are based on rumors and hearsay.

    I've listened to Howard and watched Jay, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon. Personally, I like Craig Ferguson the best out of all of these guys. However, I can easily watch/listen and laugh to any of them. It's just entertainment. If you don't like one's style/humor, then watch another. I don't understand why some of you get so riled up over this.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  85. gregor

    who cares? conan isn't funny. leno isn't funny. letterman lost his edge 15 years ago. none of them can carry jon stewart's jockstrap.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  86. SadStateOfAffairs

    What's really pathetic is you bunch of idiot Americans p!ss!ng on about who is the most important person to listen to and how relevant and full of integrity they are. Shouldn't you be raising your children right and solving your economic problems?

    Maybe you can solve this by asking your bloated federal government to bail out the late night talk shows. Better yet don't do anything and keep this debate alive so China can take over as the next great world power because you stupid Americans are busy praising the virtues of Howard Stern.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  87. Ted Bell

    I didn't even know that Howard Stern still had a radio show!

    January 21, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jeepers

    I'm still mad at Jay Leno...but I can hold a pretty good grudge.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  89. CyndyP

    Leno's show was taken away from him when he was winning in the ratings, just so NBC could keep a promise they made to Coco five years earlier. Leno didn't whine then, he took the earlier slot and it didn't work for either of them. NBC made a mistake by not letting Coco leave instead of giving him the Tonight Show timeslot. Leno is back where he should have been all along and I think he's great! Not everyone thinks Letterman is funny and Jay has taken the high road in all of this.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  90. Paul Z

    However people feel upset by the Leno/Conan or Letterman or any other conflict, they have to understand that whatever are the positives of any given host or their talents, none of it matters if they don't watch the shows. If you like Conan, watch Conan, if you like Letterman, watch Letterman, if you like Leno, watch Leno. If enough people watch a particular person they will be successful and continue in their show. If you don't watch, it WILL be cancelled. For all of those who are advocating for one or the other of these hosts, make sure you are watching or you are part of what you consider to be the problem.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  91. Jeanine

    not a huge fan of Stern's, but I can't even stand to hear Leno's voice after the Coco business. O'Brien is super funny and what do they say...."Living well is the best revenge" Coco is doing better then well Jay, so suck it!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  92. Jered

    1) Leno does suck – he's not funny, recycles comedy bits from others and is just plain stale

    2) Howard Stern is a guy I can take or leave. I listen to him on Sirius and sometimes just need to turn him off but other times he is a really entertaining listen. I make my own opinions (because I'm a free thinker). The doofuses on here knocking Howard for expressing an opinion are the idiots of America. Everyone has a right to an opinion and if you can't debate it with intelligence, just shut up.

    3) Jimmy Kimmel is the funny late night guy here.... of anyone he (or even Craig F) should have the Tonight Show spot.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      Preference for the next Tonight Show host would be Jimmy Fallon.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  93. Laila

    Jay Leno pulled over his car when he saw I had an accident in Detroit. He made sure we were all fne and stayed with us until we had gotten help. He was very kind. All just for the record.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  94. CA

    I am totally disgusted by the way they behaved towards Conan... I have never been a night show watcher but now I watch Conan... decent people need to support each other..

    January 21, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      Did you watch Conan when he first started the Tonight Show? My perception is that most people who complained about what happened to Conan never watched the Tonight Show when he began. Therefore making it inevitable that he would fail. If he was so good, why didn't enough watch to give him the ratings he needed?

      January 21, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  95. Coby17

    Comedians love and respect Letterman and not Leno. Carson used to quietly send Letterman material and after he died, it was Letterman who was asked to honor him at the Emmys. In the same broadcast, it was Jon Stewart who, while accepting his Emmy, told Dave that he and his generation of comedians look up to Dave the same way Dave and his peers did with Carson. Kimmel has also professed his admiration and respect for Dave. None of these guys care for Leno who hadn't been funny since he last guested on Letterman. Leno's comedy is vanilla and appeals to middle America. Absolutly no edge. Worse, his lack of integrity and brotherhood was evident when he stole the Tonight Show from Dave and resurfaced with the Conan fiasco. Howard was bang on.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  96. Corey G Lewis

    I agree with Amy Poller and Howard Stern. I don't care what Leno is like in his personal life, might be a nice guy, might be a great tipper, might be a trustworthy babysitter, but as Stern says, "It wasn’t business at all.” If burning bridges gets you a trip to Hell or even 7 years in Purgatory, well, Leno might need to get some sunblock because it's going to be a hot one.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  97. atk

    Seriously? This is what passes for a news story?

    January 21, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      Really! This is not news. How many here who are bad mouthing any of these guys are just jealous of these guys making millions? Whoever you like, at bottom line, it's not really important and to insult each other over it is just really sad.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  98. AJ

    Well, that how the show biz works! No guts, no glory!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  99. mark

    by the way they're all talented, accept their differences. that's what makes them individuals.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  100. mark

    why is it that when there is an issue that doesn't involve race, black people make it racial. they wonder why racism never stops. comments like that incite more problems and anger and that's pathetic.Talk about the issue or don't comment

    January 20, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Name*the man

    Knock knock who's there Jay momma.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Phoebefinch

    Leno and Letterman have no scruples. I like Conan. IMO the whole late night show venue is really a mess.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  103. mabel floyd

    stern is nasty-"coco" is silly–letterman is boring.
    say what you will but, JAY IS STILL NUMBER ONE!!
    he was pulling number one before nbc goofed by pulling him for "coco" -he never pulled the numbers.
    now jay is back where he belongs and guess what–
    JAY'S NUMBER ONE–

    January 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  104. whogivesafrack.@

    you people are all morons who gives a crap does this really effect any of your lives at all, and all your opinions make absolutely no difference so get a life and stop worrying so much about leno's and letterman's lifes

    January 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Jeff

    Howard is so dead on!! Leno has been stealing bits from David Letterman and Howard Stern for years like Jay Walking, Howard has been doing that forever!!! Plus he stole Stuttering John from Howard!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      Yeah, you're right. John should not be allowed to make more money. Hell of a lot of nerve!

      January 21, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  106. Phil H

    I agree Leno sucks, but then he always did. The real culprits are NBC execs and the fact that Conan didn't have a timeslot guarantee in his contract. It would've cost NBC $150 million to fire Leno v.s. only $40 million to fire Conan. Still, Leno could have retired, so screw that guy.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Nora

    I LOVE JAY LENO. He is smart and funny – unlike Letterman, whose jokes I rarely find intelligent or funny. Letterman is just weird and outdated, patronizes women – I could go on and on why Jay gets the higher ratings. I think it says a lot when the shock jock prefers Letterman – birds of a feather, ya know. Oh, ahem, Jay doesn't cheat on his wife.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Bibi

    I prefer Letterman over Leno, but that's just personal choice. Just can't get into Conan and rarely find him funny, however, I did lose all respect for Leno after he had Conan canned. Talk about back stabbing! As far as Howard is concerned, either you love him or hate him. All of these men are extremely bright and talented–it all comes down to what makes you laugh.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Craig Whisky

    I don't really care to take sides. I don't like Leno or Stern.

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    January 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Neil n Kansas

    Hmmm since I don't have cable....Leno seemz to be an alright evening nightime host...only cuz I have no cable....I Luv Late Night...Jimmy Fallon

    January 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Maureen Hagerty

    Love Leno ! :) Howard please let it go. Jay Leno is great ! :) Hey all the talk shows are good. :) Love Leno and Stern ! :)

    January 20, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Freese42

    I'd like to fart into Leno's mouth. TEAM COCO!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  113. haranged

    Howard is immensely talented, which is not to say I like everything he does: I don't. But he is insightful, smart, savvy, funny as hell, and entertaining. Jay Leno is mediocrity personified. ANY late-night host is far better. Ferguson in particular is amazing. AMAZING. Kimmel, O'Brien, Letterman... all edgy, contemporary entertainers of substance and style. Leno is BORING. I have nothing to say about any of that politics/gossip that happened. It's just a question of talent and Leno does not have it.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      So you say but for some reason NBC is paying him multi-millions for his performance. Someone has to feel he's got talent. While you may not, apparently his talent is worth a lot of money.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  114. Carroll E. Gant, JR.

    You know, those giving Leno Heat are morons and don't read or see the news or publications for radio? Check the real story of why and what happened. NBC is at falt here starting with David Letternan stupid. NBC dicked Letterman around with the "Late Night" and the "Tonight Show" he didn't get and left NBC asap when CBS offered Letterman his own show. Jay Leno is the fall guy here where NBC undercut him for Conan O'Brian. Telling Leno he has to go in five years. But Jay Leno was doing very well at the Tonight Show. So NBC is the one who screwed this whole thing up in the first place. Howard Stern can kiss my ass for giving Leno heat. He didn't do or say anything! Check the facts People...

    January 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • DCB

      You speak the truth. NBC botched the Carson-Leno transition, chasing Letterman off to CBS. Then NBC, trying to make up for that botch, forced the Leno long march into retirement. They gave Conan what they should have given Letterman, then screwed that up, too. Clumsy all the way around. Leno's crime was being a little too obviously willing to take his job back at Conan's expense, hoping NBC would get the blame (as they should). Leno usually has other people to do the dirty work of business for him so that he doesn't come off looking bad, but this time it stuck on him.

      That said, Leno is weak and unimaginative. He had his own new show with the freedom to do whatever he liked, and he settled for "Tonight Show" lite. I prefer Letterman, but he too is getting long in the tooth. Conan and Ferguson are both fresher, but nobody has yet mentioned the freshest: Jimmy Kimmel. His send-up of Leno alone shows that there's hope for this type of format.

      Howard Stern is not my cup of tea, but to say that he is unintelligent is flat-out wrong. And to compare Stern to these other shows just doesn't wash - different format, different audience.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Kevin

    Firstly I don't care.

    Secondly, I'd like to point out that if all the numb nuts Conan / Stern fans here have bothered to actually watch Conan, maybe his show would not have been cancelled due to poor ratings.

    Thirdly, Howard Stern is clearly nuts. But it seems that nowadays if you want to be famous or get some attention, you will just need to be an @sshole to some other human beings on TV. Sad sad times....

    January 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  116. That's Not My Dog!

    New Line-Up: Craig Ferguson-1130 PM Jimmy Fallon- 1230 PM Jay Leno- shipped back to Boston to do Duck Tours- & eat chowduh!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  117. CanNorth

    Watch what you want. I enjoy Conan and after he left NBC I liked him more then ever. He doesn't joke about Leno and hasn't made a negative comment since he left for his new show. The man likes to entertain no matter what his ratings or network is, and that what many fail to see.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      And while I don't care for Conan (always found his humor a little too immature for my tastes), by taking a higher road he has done the right thing. It IS about entertainment and I would say 'Congrats' to Conan for doing the right thing

      January 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Karaoke boy

    Howard Stern once told Bob Hope, you could fit a condom on Jay Leno's chin

    January 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Paul Z

    Why is everyone so upset over how Conan/Leno/Stern/Letterman/everyone_else is being treated? Everyone of them is a millionaire many times over. For the most part, they spend their time putting others down and being insulting. Everyone has their preferences but in the end, none of it really matters. The only thing that makes these decisions is the amount on $ generated in advertising by each show. Conan or Letterman or Stern or Leno, whoever can turn out the bucks will have the show. What people here think is immaterial, only what is watched counts.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Another thing to note is that I am extremely disappointed in the new Piers Morgan Tonight.

      Clearly the producers want some fireworks from Stern, so they invited Stern to talk about Leno – wow what would happen!? Is anyone really surprised?

      You would never imagine a Larry King Show resorting to a publicity stunt this low...

      All of which makes people here, who get hot-headed all over again, look more like idiots.

      January 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aria

      Exactly what I've been saying. These multi-millionaires have a job and live the high life while we are aruging about who should have the job and why did Jay take the job away from Conan. I knew that CNN and their Entertainment part of the program was going to bash Jay and uplift Conan. I'm not sure about the ratings, but people who do this are insecure. Howard needs to stick with his own audience and stop bashing Jay on CNN who is obviously promoting Conan.

      January 21, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  120. Eileen

    I love the hate against Howard. He says and does what everyone is saying and doing as well...so don't full yourself. And try actually listening to the show before you pass judgement. He's a genius because he thought of it before you all did.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  121. tired of howard

    I think that Howard is totally dishonest. I beleive that he is envious of Jay, but more to the point, Howard would have destroyed someone he was competing agains.t He would have shown no mercy. He is being less thatn truthful and his support of Conan is suspect. He is says one thing and his behavior contradicts everything he said in the interview. Listien to his old shows while he was on public radio. He is a 57 year old boy who has not grown up and some segment of the public has made him very rich.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  122. realist

    leno and letterman both suck. stern would undress his own mom for some doublemint gum. conan simply the best, although i did enjoy the show more with andy. bonin for conin in 0-eleven. ha

    January 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  123. c

    As Howard said why didn't he man up? They all need to man up and this includes Howard . Leno Conan Howard and name after name Oh and letterman etc..; They no what I'm talking about Man up all of you

    January 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  124. howard the duck

    Howie has always a coward. I stopped listening to him years ago. Does he still hang up on people who are funnier than he is and then make fun of them when they cannot retort? Baba baloney!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  125. fauxhawk70

    Used to like Jay's show but after the Conan thing I hate the low class SOB!

    Conan is actually much funnier anyway!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  126. erib baumen

    it means obama is not a u s citizen hes a terrorist in disquise

    January 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Tim

    What in the f*$@ does that stupid s&#* "BABA BOOEY" mean.....

    January 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  128. erib baumen

    Dont u freaks have cable get a life

    January 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Jeff

    Who cares what Stern's opinion of Leno is? I'm sure that Jay's laughing all the way to the bank!

    January 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Tam

    Jay will take the high road and ignore these people. Not fit to wipe his feet. Stern criticizing anyone?!

    January 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  131. erib baumen

    impeach obama he is an alien lets move to china there hiring

    January 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Classic Muscle

    Leno got forced out by NBC. Conan is NOT funny. Stern looks and acts like the devil's big sister. Letterman is irrelevant.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Sarah P

    11 million listeners ?
    That's funny , incredulous,
    I refudiate that
    Should have retired Howard
    You've become what you hate
    You're just another Imus
    Old Ugly Fart

    January 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bristol P

      Howard's show is better than ever these days. Judging something without giving it a listen or know anything isn't very intelligent.

      January 21, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • People are stupid

      Sarah P –

      What the hell does "refudiate" even mean? Did you just make up a word? I think you meant to say refute.
      Grammar and spelling mistakes take away all credibility from any arguement.

      AND Actually yes, 11 million listeners. That is a FACT. His moved to Sirius saved the company. They were not doing well at all until he moved to satellite and they are not just listeners, they are SUBSCRIBERS. People pay to listen to him. If people are really willing to pay to listne to him, he must be doing someting right.

      January 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  134. erib baumen

    Impeach obama hail ron paul

    January 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  135. patty

    Get UR facts Straight. Most of the$500M was in stock and that of course is going down the tubes. C U stern!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Wendy McCroskey

    I am sickened by the behaviors exhibited by celebities and various politicians in recent times. Leno failed in his primetime slot, giving Conan a weak lead in eavery night. Leno of course does not acknowledge this. He wanted his slot back and he shafted Conan to get it. When I watch late night I watch Conan.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  137. fuzzy

    Never liked leno cant stand conan and dave is local . they need to take all three of t he air

    January 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  138. sam

    Agreed!! Jay's an ass who needs to go away!!

    January 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Snowday

    Oh it's just a TV show, get over it already! Methinks Leno, Conan and Stern pretty juvenile and not a fan of the talk show format – Jon Stewart/The Daily Show much more entertaining. Tosh.0 also very funny. I tried watching Letterman the other night but he's just too darn old and senile – sorry Dave! Replace him with Craig Ferguson.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Sandra

    Stern is right. Leno is a back stabbing punk. Conan is funnier and more creative. I agree:

    Leno fans =lobotomized.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  141. publius enigma

    Who the hell cares what Howard Stern thinks?

    January 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Kath

    David Letterman is NOT funny. It is painful to watch him. The older he gets, the more boring and desperate he sounds. At least Leno is funny. Why anyone watches Letterman is beyond me.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      At least Leno is funny???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA! I'm afraid the comedian is you.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  143. Jimbo

    11 million listeners? No doubt you would know what a retard is. Make a noise for us. Bobba buie or something like that.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  144. pablo

    Gee West, It seems that black people have a whole network called BET, and a black Ms America contest, and a Black Coaches Conference, a black president, the richest woman in the world is black and has her own network. Quit whinning.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Liz the First

    I turned Leno off long before the Conan episode when he made an extremely inappropriate joke about a dying world leader. he's a jerk!

    January 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Jimbo

    Howard has doctoral degree in moronic entertainment, he should know.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  147. pablo

    Jay is a back stabbing wuss. I would never trust him,.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  148. diz

    @ tim!! That was classic.

    As for Conan, I pick up the remote and keep surfin'

    January 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  149. WMesser58

    "The Tonight Show" is still on. Whoa. Leno will always be a DICK and he'll always be remembered for reneging on a promise to Conan.

    Luckily Conan can say "Leno Who" Leno is over!!!!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Z

      What was the promise Jay made? When he made the announcement, he said that the network made a decision and that he would go along with it and wished Conan well. He made no promise.

      January 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Eric the Actor

    Jay Leno has not put me on a TV show. He smells like Ass Napkin Ed's boxers.

    Goodbye for now...

    January 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric the Actor

      I will fly with balloons if Leno retires...and not a Brett Favre retirement...

      Goodbye for now...

      January 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  151. west

    White people have all the shows and they won't give anyone else a chance on tv. There are only six black shows against 712 white shows, oh my bad 716

    January 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Norris

      Have you seen anything Tyler Perry has done? It has completely ruined any chance of more black shows. Bring back Steve Erkel!

      January 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  152. arturo

    This is why I stoped watching his show

    January 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Donkey Party

    Jay who?

    January 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  154. hanna

    I don't like Howard Stern, I truthfully find him quite annoying but I do agree that what jay leno did to conan was bad. It wasn't professional and he's the one who should have got a show someone else. Not our fault he picked a crappy time slot and whined to get his old one back. This is why I watch conan and not jay leno nowadays.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  155. jake

    Leno is by far the most boring man on television. I don't understand the appeal, I guess I'm really not old enough to get it at 36 years old. I don't think Conan is as funny as he used to be, but I'll watch him instead of Jay's tired old routine!

    January 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Superhiro

    Not really a Howard fan either, but he's totally right here. Leno is garbage and probably the least talented of all the late night hosts.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  157. tim

    Didn't Howard Stern father Anna Nicole Smiths baby?

    January 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  158. joanne

    I watch Jay every nite, then Jimmy Fallon. Conan never did fit in there. He is good where he is at now. With his cult following.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  159. JoseO

    It's kind of naïve of us to think that this kind of backhanded deal doesn't happen in SHOWBUSINESS.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  160. shea

    Listen... I find it to so funny that this is even an issue. i watched all 3 shows and to tell the truth i dont find it funny at all. things that are said makes no sense. one thing for sure the monique show keep me coming back for more.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Will Floyd

    Leno has never really succeed at the Tonight Show. "His lips are moving" ie you can see him looking at the cue cards. He is a poor interviewer. He can never engage a serious conversation as could Carson, or as Letterman has mastered.

    He and NBC have distroyed the Tonight Show. The band is so bad and inconsequential that one wonders who thinks it rocks.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Gary Middleton

    I'm sure a lot of things are beyond Howard's comprehension.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  163. pk

    I like both Leno and Conan, but always felt that Conan's antics would NEVER be right for the Tonight Show slot. It was a HUGE MISTAKE on NBC's part to move Conan to the Tonight Show time slot and anyone with any sense could have told them it would be a DISASTER. Just like I could have predicted Rosie O'Donnell's primetime "Variety" Show would only last one night. I like Rosie O'Donnell OK, but I DON"T want to watch her on primetime. I think TV networks are really, really stupid sometimes. TV networks should ask the viewing public what they really WANT to watch and the LISTEN to what the viewing public has to say.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  164. yeahrighrt

    Leno isnt a bad guy in my eyes and he has my support.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  165. rexlea

    I remain shocked that no network could find a person who could even begin to fill Johnny Carson's shoes. Neither Jay or nor David are – or have ever been – funny.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  166. RJ

    Who cares? Is there a lack of things to talk about? Move on ya morons!

    January 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Mark

    Howard who?

    January 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • this idiot above me

      Yeah, Howard who? Try the guy with 11 million listeners, 2 channels, and a 2nd I repeat a 2nd $500 million contract for five years, that's way more than Leno has ever had in terms of viewers, programming or money, just because you are too poor to be able to pay for sat radio doesn't mean alot of people don't, loser

      January 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michaelchatt

      Howard Stern, he's the guy who went to Satalite in order to stay employed. Without being rude and exploitive of women he has little to offer.

      Conan and NBC sharked Leno in hopes that Conan would actually produce the numbers they need and he didn't and couldn't.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blah

      Michael. Howard left radio because the FCC was too busy harassing Howard instead of looking after Bernie Madoff. After Howard left radio, radio has fallen apart and lost a lot of money. No one could replace him. Howard went to Sirius with 600,000 listeners. 5 years later he is in his second contract. With in that 5 years he increased listeners by 5 million maybe 2 million for the haters. Sirius bought out XM which was the major satellite radio company at the time of Howard's first contract. He is a major talent who is not afraid to interview people most of society would rather frown upon. People judge him without knowing what his show is about. If you don't like him that fine but get your facts straight.

      January 23, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  168. no latenite fan

    Come on now, anyone with any intelligence who has seen Conans show knows it should be on PBS day time with Barney etc. A grown man with the actions of a pre-teen.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  169. mike

    Stern rules best show ever. Always funny. Fa fa flow-hi ba ba booey

    January 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Midnight Rider

    Shock and Jock! Shock and Jock! Shock and Jock!

    January 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Blue Iris

    Hey Eric, Would you be willing to ride the Sybian dressed up as a gnome? Little Lupe will run the controls. Steven Singer will donate a watch.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Jay

    How laughable to say a man who has consistently lead ratings for years is not funny. And to use Leno as your scapegoat as opposed to the more likely scenario of bottom line chasing tv executives more concerned about advertising incomes than employee relations is just as dull. Stern is a shock jock more likely to humiliate someone than to talk about ethics. Letterman is outdated, outside of the ludicrous idea that some would also take ethics advice from a lying cheating "husband." That leaves conan, whose apparent superior ethics entails continuing to entertain the subject rather than gracefully and respectfully moving on. Let's not forget the amount of money he earned from this. Anyone else find it painful to watch how entertaining his commercial promos are, and then watch him drop the ball come showtime? Time to move on people.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  173. TransWarpDrive

    HR wrote:
    "KC-
    You may not remember that Leno did what you are describing to a true legend Johnny Carson and then back stabbed his friend David Letterman to get the Tonight Show."
    Sorry, friend. That's incorrect. Carson left the Tonight Show because he wanted to retire. He'd been threatening to leave ever since the early 1980's, causing NBC to renegotiate his contract on a yearly basis in order to keep him. Finally, in early 1992, Carson simply said he wouldn't negotiate at all, leaving NBC no choice but to select a new host. Since Leno was Carson's "permanent guest host" at the time, as well as being a favorite of Carson's, naturally he became the front-runner to replace Carson – which he eventually did.
    That being said, however, I cannot help but agree with Howard Stern (much as it pains me to do so since I despise him) that Leno is unfit to scrub Letterman's feet. IMHO, Letterman is a classier host than Leno will ever be.

    January 20, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Uh, actually, imbecile, Carson DID NOT retire voluntarily. He was rushed into by NBC, with the help of the utterly classless Jay Leno. Look it up. You're a moron.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  174. hope120

    I cant believe people still ont understand that it wasnt Leno who did this stuff it was NBC !!
    As for listening to Howard (Junction Jaws) Stern. UGH !!! He has no room to talk !!!

    January 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Eric The Midget

    Leno is still on television? Do you think he could get me an acting job? Because that Stern fellow sure cant!! Ack ack!

    January 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Seattle

    Conan is an idiot. I didn't think Leno was a bad guy... what did I miss?

    January 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Thatguy371

    Leno has said a few things to get me riled, but in general I don't have a problem with him. Letterman same thing. Conan is simply not funny. Max and Joel Goddard from his previous show were funny, but Andy Richter should be renamed Andy Rectum. He's pathetic. Leno is interesting, keeps things rolling, and is the best of the 3 at being watchable with your lady.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      I watch conan with my husband every night. Leno is not even close to being funny.

      January 21, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  178. RW

    Craig Ferguson blows both of them away. Move Craig up!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Big d

    Leno is a great host and a nice guy. Too bad coco has a chip on his shoulder.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Nice guy? LMAO! That's why nobody in Hollywood can stand him. Get a clue.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  180. RW

    Jay Leno has a show??

    January 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  181. me

    Howard who??? I thought he left radio years ago.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  182. aib

    Everyone has their own preferences in comedy, I resent being called comatose for watching Jay Leno. I also like Letterman, I would never watch Howard Stern.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      By assuming that you must be comatose while watching Leno, they're being kind.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  183. Gerry

    Howard, do you realize you insulted your own audience? The shock jock that you were got old and you haven't been interesting for a long long decade or more. Leno is and always has been current. You could take a lesson from him.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  184. LauraJ

    So what? Howard Stern? Isn't he on the fast train to nowhere? His audience is gone, his show stinks and cant hold up its share on satellite – this is a silly way to create buzz for his failing show. Who really cares about this poorly behaved (continuously) puffed up has been?

    January 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • this idiot above me

      11 million listeners, 2 channels, and a 2nd I repeat a 2nd $500 million contract for five years, just because you are too poor to pay for sat radio doesn't mean alot of people don't, C U Next Tuesday, Lauraj

      January 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Boohoo

    The right honorable Howard Stern is correct! "America must be filled with morons....." How else could we explain Howard Stern's popularity as well?

    January 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Good Point

    WOW! that is the most sense Howard Stern has ever made in decades! But I totally agree with you Howard – it's beyond my comprehension also!!!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  187. KC

    How quickly people forget! The truth is, CONAN demanded that Jay be forced into retirement so he could take over the show. Jay had nothing to do with that. Then CONAN couldn't produce the numbers at 11:30 because a lot of people (myself included) wouldn't watch his moronic show. Jay had nothing to do with that, either. Yet, Jay takes the blame for decisions made by NBC executives. The real villain in this is Conan's arrogant self-centered demands, which everyone's forgotten about in their attempt to find someone to blame. (Which is not surprising, given that most of Conan's audience is too young to have been reading the papers when Conan first made his blackmail threats years ago.)

    January 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • kd

      Thank you! I remember this very well too but no one else seems to mention it! Leno was forced to "retire" NBC executives are the ones who made the moves. So despite whether you like Leno or not have the facts people! If you don't like him then watch Letterman or Conan on TBS or go to bed...good god...no need for name calling

      January 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poor Pinkus

      OK KC, let's see the proof. Link, notes, letters. Anything to prove that Conan did and said what you so convicingly (in your own little world) state. Conspiracy theories abound! I'll give you...let's see, 40 years to show proof old timer.

      January 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      I'm not sure what you've been smoking but it was Jay Kemp that promised the reigns of the tonight show to conan 5 years before conan took over. Furthermore Leno's new show bombed at the time slot it was originally listed, which is why NBC on leno's request wanted to bump the tonight show to 1130 and conan refused because it would ruin the shows long running tradition. You are massively misinformed. Read a little before you spout off.

      January 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • HR

      KC
      You may not remember that Leno did what you are describing to a true legend Johnny Carson and then back stabbed hi friend David Letterman to get the Tonight Show

      January 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • hope120

      KC
      I sure could not have said it better. But most people seem to have short term memory.

      January 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      None of what you printed is true. Conan never demanded that Jay be let go. NBC made that decision!! Instead of insulting Conan fans how about you actually get your facts right.

      January 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • CMurd

      KC, I remember it just the way that you do. When O'Brien made his deal with NBC, the deal was that he would eventually get the Tonight Show slot, replacing Leno. I remember thinking how foolish it was for NBC to make that deal, since O'Brien doesn't have wide appeal. Leno was the unfortunate victim in all this. So when O'Brien got the Tonight Show gig, he flopped because of his limited appeal, and Leno flopped because of the time slot he was given. Now Leno is back in the slot that is best for him, and O'Brien has been sent to the boondocks where he belongs. My only regret is that they had to pay O'Brien off to get rid of him - he isn't funny and didn't deserve a dime.

      January 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • itscion

      kc...your just flat out wrong. Nothing there to remember. As rehashed on many sites, Conan's contract was up and he wanted to shop around.....he made no demands.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ET

      What the ?$@; are you idiots talking about. This is business. What back stabbing nonsense is this. This is not a family drama. These are adult professionals making adult, career moves. Haven't you been fired from a job recently.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • bsizzle

      Jay Leno on the Tonight Show in 2004:
      "I'll be 59 when [the switch occurs], that's five years from now. There's really only one person who could have done this into his 60s, and that was Johnny Carson; I think it's fair to say I'm no Johnny Carson." Leno also described The Tonight Show as a dynasty, saying "you hold it and hand it off to the next person. And I don't want to see all the fighting..." At the end of the segment, he said, "Conan, it's yours! See you in five years, buddy!"

      Classy? No.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • gordon grant

      Yes, we alll forget that neither leno or conan made or could have made the decision. It was the executives who saw that conans ratings were hallf of Jays. HALF. so they made the decision. It was either lose the rating wars with conan or bring back Leno. They made the correct business decision. Meanwhile Conan is still a multimillionaire and has a new show where he can do as he chooses.

      January 21, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      Thank you. I'm glad somebody else likes Jay.

      January 21, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  188. Name*M

    Amen Howard. Leno has No honor

    January 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  189. amber

    Crap. poor leno. i despise how stern. Ass.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  190. jim

    Stern and Letterman are old and irrelevant. Time for the rest of you to switch to Opie and Anthony.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      Cool...think I'll join you and the tens of people who listen to Opie and theyaresouniterestingicantevenrecalltheotherguysname

      January 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      No one but polesmokers like you listen to dopey and aintfunny...two worthless hacks who secretly worship Howard's ballsac in private but skewer him in public because they have never had an original thought in their lives...and have resorted to copying everything Howard does in order to try and be interesting

      January 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • itscion

      lmao.....OaA are loser knock-off wannabees. Everytime I have ever listened to them, I thought "gee I heard this years ago on Stern"

      January 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  191. samb

    Jay Leno has sucked for a long, long time. He's gotten very, very good at sucking. Jay You Suck!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  192. greedy greta

    Language please. do not take it out on the stars. you made me not like jim conroy and these other 2 suckerz!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Pot calling the kettle black

    I'm no Leno fan but give me a break Howard...your audience is not exactly the elite members of society.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      you mean america's seniors? yup i guess howard never had that demographic.

      January 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • EliteLady

      I love how you generalize the listeners of Howard Stern. The sad thing is, if people actually listened to his show you'd have an appreciation for his honesty. He is especially endearing to his audience because he is the first to admit his shortcomings. The problem is people DON'T listen; instead they form opinions with no basis. However, you blindly think that people like Jay Leno are just "nice guys" that use "clean" humor. Stern has known Leno since the early 80's, and having heard the many clips of him when he did Stern's old WNBC show, I can assure you he wasn't the "nice, classy guy" you morons think he is.

      January 21, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  194. Blue Iris

    Howard is absolutely correct. I heard this very topic discussed on the 'Jack and Rod' show. Baba Booey to you all.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. kep1223

    I have a hard time taking any 'ethics' lessons or opinions from the likes of Howard Stern.
    What a complete and utter black hole of YUCK. He has the balls to call people morons that watch Leno's show...what about his piece of crap show. It's like reality TV times infinity of crap.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  196. storm

    howard is a devil's advocate!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Evel Kneivel

    Leno is a huge asskiss. He's not funny nor fit to carry Carson's jockstrap.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Redwood City

    Leno is neither funny or a nice man. I'm glad Stern called him out!!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      agree. leno is a tool and alot of peeps think that.

      January 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • M22

      redwood: "Leno is neither funny or a nice man. I'm glad Stern called him out!!"

      Interesting. So what's Conan? After all, NBC only forced Leno out because they were afraid of losing Conan when his contract expired. If Conan were such a great guy why didn't he tell NBC not worry, say Leno could retire when he retires, and that he would continue with his late night show with no problems?

      Oh? What? Because Conan wanted to advance his career too?

      Well golly.

      January 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Conan was promised that spot, Jay failed on his new show, NBC didn't want to lose Leno, hence the back stabbing. Figure it out M22, everyone else has

      January 21, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Jay lenos contract was done, he was set to retire and for conan to take his place. Conan didn't demand Leno leave, Leno was retiring!

      January 21, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  199. Cyn

    Whoa, Howard. lol

    January 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Richard Christy

    BABA BOOEY BABA BOOEY!!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  201. um

    Morons watch your show, too... so what's the difference?

    January 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • LZ

      You probably have never listed to his show. I am 66 years old and have listened to Howard for 25 years, and Leno is piker next to Howard. In order to understand Howard and his show you need to listen and understand what he's about. He's got more integrity and honesty in his little pinky than Jay Leno in his whole chin.

      January 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Z

      @ Al – Howard Stern is the "King of ALL Media"....If you don't like him...don't listen....instead watch Jay Leno...a real backstabbing a**hole !!!

      January 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Shaggyhomelessguy

      Uhhhh....people don't watch his show!!! Because it's on the radio/ satellite radio.....so they can only listen!!!!....you must be one of the morons he's talking about.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinny Favali

      I am positive you have never listened to Howard's show, um. He gets way more listeners than Leno gets viewers.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • chip

      Al – Howard makes more money than jay and has a way bigger audience... so how can he be envious of that clown? I used to think howard

      January 21, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
    • katiepea

      it's funny that "al" claims stern is stupid and not funny and leno is smart and funny, considering most of leno's writers and ANNOUNCER are all ex-employees of howard stern. why do you think he hates leno so much? leno keep poaching his people. you can claim howard is a nobody all you want, but he got $500 million to do that radio show on sirius, and is a more relevant entertainment figure than leno ever was, right now. i don't even like stern but facts are facts, if you're going to be a leno fanboy at least be honest, you're simply wrong about everything you've said.

      January 21, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • AshannaK

      The difference, dear Um, is that I'm not a Moron and I don't watch either show.
      What's your problem?

      January 21, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Oh shut up Howard Stern

      January 21, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • ccbig

      @ Al
      Al, you are misinformed. Stern was never banished from radio, he left on his own for a new medium...Satellite Radio. I'd bet dollars to donuts you have never heard the man. WHen he made the move, they gave him a contract worth over half a billion dollars. His arrival sparked so many new subscribers for Sirius, that huge investment actually turned a profit. Al, thats an awful lot of people who disagree with your assessment.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • curt

      The fact of the matter is NBC was going to replace Conan anyway, wheather or not Leno would come back or not. One could argue 'there is the principle of it" as for Jay deciding to return but i rather for it be him than someone else. I can't stand Jimmy Kimmel. I like Connan and NBC was stupid to get rid of him but it was NOT Jay's fault.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Cloudy

      AL – Lets look at your comments:

      "you must be kidding me. Howard Stern's show (if you can call it that) is a mindless, humorless, and pathetic!"
      –Is that why millions listen to the show, if you listened you would know that it is none of these things.

      "He appeals to the lowest common denominator – i.e., trash!"
      –Are you any better, look at your own writing? Listeners come from all walks of life. Oh wait, lets look at some of the other "respected" pill popping, womanizing entertainers out there...they are real classy aren't they? Howard doesn't cheat, lie or B.S. He is as up front as a person comes.

      " I am so glad he is banned to radio."
      –When did this happen?

      "Hope we will never see or hear from him again. Jay Leno is a smart, funny, and classy guy. He deserves to be where he is at"
      –You are the one who is funny AL, you are a better comedian than Leno.. Jay Leno is a HACK. He steals his material, treats others like crap and is more of an actor than comedian, he sure fools you!

      "I think the Howards, Connans, and Lettermans of the world can just sit on the sidelines with envy!"
      –I assure you, these guys don't envy Leno. They would rather be dead.

      Wake up AL – You are blind and brain washed by main stream media – Mindless sheep like you are the real problem in this world.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe Moreno

      Howard Stern needs the Last Rites! Jay Leno is wonderful and very kind and generous in helping people. Howard
      Stern can learn many things from Jay Leno. Father Joe Moreno -- Saint Lawrence Church Buffalo, New York

      January 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simpilot

      I am approaching eighty years of age and am one of the "MORONS" that like Jay Leno. I also like David Letterman. I watch each by who the guest will be. I am just too old to appreciate Conan and his silliness. I used to watch Howard Stern and his filth, not for anything more than the naked ladies. Why listen to him on radio as he never has anything constructive to say.

      January 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • FACTS PLEASE

      FYI... Not sure where some people are getting their facts but (that's a lie, it's from Stern himself)... but Howard Stern USED to be the 'King of all media"... not any longer. Average daily listeners number in the low hundred thousand range... (NOT 20 MILLION!) Regardless of what Stern tells them. He snookered Sirius (and his buddy the CEO) into giving him around 20 million... NOT 500 million as someone else claimed. Sirius Radio has been LOSING money since 2007 and it's stock is currently trading at a WHOPPING $0.33 a SHARE... so much for Stern attracting all those listeners... The only ones repeating Sterns outlandish claims of his audience numbers are the few impotent drones spending their money to tune him in while they change oil at Jiffy Lube...

      January 23, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Ivan Bial

      Howard Stern, is yesterdays news..he will say and do anything to attract attention. Howard has become a sad sack.

      Howard Stern made a career out of holding up for ridicule the less fortunate people in our society.
      His 15 minutes have long pasted

      February 3, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |

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