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Why Do Late-Night Talk Shows Start at 11:35 p.m.?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016


A fascinating answer to a trivia question if you’re ever at a party, that is, if you still watch live television and don’t go immediately to YouTube or your DVR.  As it turns out, the article explains, it’s about war:

When the first Gulf War began in the summer of 1990, the affiliates intensified their campaign for more news time, insisting they had to cover the conflict. NBC acquiesced by temporarily moving the start of its late-night block from 11:30 p.m. to 11:35 p.m.

For more of the story, including how Johnny Carson reacted, follow the link below.


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via http://mentalfloss.com/article/75475/why-do-late-night-talk-shows-start-1135-pm

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