Oprah Was Offered Leno's Prime-Time Slot: NBC

(Crain's) — Before deciding to put Jay Leno in prime time, NBC offered its 8 p.m. timeslot to Oprah Winfrey. NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said that the notion of Oprah having a nightly show in prime time wasn’t a new idea. NBC talked to Ms. Winfrey about two years ago, Mr. Zucker said. ...

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