The story is about money. Comcast, which bought NBC, wants more money from "The Tonight Show," reports Nikki Finke in DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD.
Therefore, host Jay Leno has taken a pay cut and more than 20 staffers have been axed. This has nothing to do with ratings. Leno rules the air. And "The Tonight Show" as an institution is secure.
One wonders if these are the final days of raw capitalism when the buck is the priority in every decision. After some kind of "revolution," will other values dominate?