Wednesday, March 20, 2013

AirTalk for Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Anny Celsi & Allen Williams



Thursday, March 21, 2013


11:06 –11:20




11:20 -11:40

Topic: ‘The Tonight Show’ will return to New York City: It’s long been one of the most immortalized franchises in television history. NBC’s “The Tonight Show” has been a ratings leader for decades, and it still serves as the inspiration for all late night television. The world of late night talk shows has provided audiences with some of the most memorable moments ever, but it’s also created some dramatic behind-the-scenes material as well. For instance, just this past week, Jay Leno, current host of “The Tonight Show,” and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt sparred over some of Leno’s jokes that were targeted at NBC’s poor ratings. Meanwhile, rumors were circling that Jimmy Fallon was being groomed to replace Leno in the next few years. It now appears those rumors had some truth to them, as more sources report that not only will Fallon take over, but that the show will move back to New York City, where it first originally aired. So what’s fact and what’s fiction in all this? Are you ready to see the show move on? What about late night in general? And what’s going to happen to Jay Leno, the man who has stayed on top for so long?


Guest: Bill Carter, media and TV reporter for the New York Times, author of “The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy”






Topic: OC journalists’ roundtable: Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.


Guest: Norberto Santana, Editor-in-Chief of the Voice of OC, a non-profit investigative news agency that covers Orange County government and politics




Guest: Ben Bergman, KPCC’s Orange County reporter


IN STUDIO                             


Guest: Martin Wisckol, politics editor, The Orange County Register




12:00 – 12:20ish

Topic: What is the U.S. role in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Is the White House abdicating its historic position as a lead negotiator?




Robert Danin, Formerly served at the White House/National Security Council as Director for the Levant and Israeli-Palestinian affairs (2003-2005; G.W. Bush Administration); Formerly headed Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, in Jerusalem from 2008 to 2010; Currently a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations


Rashid Khalidi, Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University; Author, newly published "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East"


12:20 – 12:50

Topic: OPEN

Guests: TBA


12:50 - 1:00

Topic: Could the NFL’s new “crown-of-the-helmet” rule could change the game in ways fans don’t like?


Guest: TBA


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