THE STORY OF LATE NIGHT is a fascinating series of how the television industry created all the late night shows.

It began in 1954 with Steve Allen, the first anchor of what would later become The Tonight Show. This documentary then took us on a journey visiting every host until present time. We learned the “why” behind so many incidents and choices through clips and interviews.

I learned, laughed and cried. Reviewing history has a way of toying with our emotions. So does late night television as I revisited growing older through the myriad of MC’s and world events. THE STORY OF LATE NIGHT covered a span of 67 years. They did it well. It is a history lesson well worth the time.

THE STORY OF LATE NIGHT is available to stream on CNN.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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