Carson, Leno, Letterman - legendary hosts that changed late-night television. Through good times and bad, they gained America's trust and kept the country laughing. But it wasn't all laughter all the time. From secret deals to broken promises, some of the most dramatic stories were the ones that didn't play out in front of the television cameras. 

The Story of Late Night takes viewers on a journey back in time through the present-day of late-night television's most memorable moments. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Amber Ruffin, Lorne Michaels, Desus + Mero, Whoopi Goldberg, and countless industry insiders give first-hand, behind-the-scenes accounts of an art form that changed the face of television forever.

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Premiere Date: May/2/2021

Genre: Comedy, History

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The Story of Late Night season 1 episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5: Late Night Makes The News

As the 2000s unfold, diverse voices like Chelsea Handler and George Lopez get their seat behind the late-night desk, while Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take the news into their own hilarious hands....

Air Date: May 30, 2021

The Story of Late Night season 1 episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6: Reinventing Late Night

Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah follow in Leno, Letterman, and Stewart's footsteps and new hosts James Corden, Seth Meyers, Amber Ruffin, and Desus + Mero confront Donald Trump – and COVID-19....

Air Date: Jun 06, 2021

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