Sep 14 2009

don’t bet against jay leno

Published by at 10:10 am under news,portraits

There is plenty of speculation how the Jay Leno Show will change the late, prime-time TV landscape. The little nugget I can add to that debate comes from witnessing to an interview with Jay Leno conducted by Sharon Osbourne before the launch of her daytime talk show.

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Jay Leno advising Sharon Osbourne

I heard one of the smartest dissertations on the recipe for success for a talk show you will ever hear. Somewhere that tape is sitting in a vault. It should be pulled out and played for every TV executive and perhaps even business school students. Jay understands what it takes to please an audience and make a TV show work. He mixes his talent with hard work with being a genuine nice guy. During the break in the taping Jay grabbed food and ate with the crew happily trading tales about his car collection.

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Sharon Osbourne happy to receive Jay's advice

I will be watching to see how Jay will do in his show opener tonight and my bet is that Jay will find a way to make the show work.

Mark Harmel

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