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Jan 7, 2014

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

Nov 20, 2013

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Since his departure from the White House, George W. Bush has made few public appearances, but decided to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Tuesday night. In a mostly tongue-in-cheek interview, Leno and...

Oct 3, 2013

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Wednesday and the topic of discussion was of course the government shutdown. Gingrich said the nation's first...

Aug 7, 2013

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Just after President Barack Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show" and had a candid conversation with Jay Leno on a range of topics, "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon began with a sketch of a conversation between the...

Aug 7, 2013

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a terror threat, U.S. tensions with Russia and even his recent lunch with Hillary...

Jul 31, 2013

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Weiner Sex Scandal Parody

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Weiner Sex Scandal Parody

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth sang an Anthony Weiner sex scandal parody of the hit song "Popular" from the Tony award-winning musical "Wicked."

Sep 26, 2012

Ann Romney Talks Mitt's Thriftiness on Leno

Ann Romney Talks Mitt's Thriftiness on Leno

Ann Romney made her first late night television appearance on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday, where she regaled Leno with tales of raising five boys, her husband’s thriftiness, and how the election of a Mormon...

Jul 19, 2012

Newt Gingrich Schmoozes with Snooki on "Tonight Show"

Newt Gingrich Schmoozes with Snooki on "Tonight Show"

The former Republican presidential candidate dropped by the "Tonight Show" on Wednesday, where he discussed politics and the upcoming elections, and had an unexpected meeting of the minds with "Jersey Shore's"...

Jul 11, 2012

Leno Pokes Fun at Obama's Voter Appeal

Leno Pokes Fun at Obama's Voter Appeal

On Tuesday's edition of "The Tonight Show," Jay Leno acknowledged President Barack Obama's knack for incorporating pop culture into his presidential campaign.

Apr 16, 2012

SNL’s Campaign Comedy Hopes

SNL’s Campaign Comedy Hopes

With the presidential race down to two, an appearance by Mitt Romney on “Saturday Night Live” could give him – and political humor – a boost.

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Record-Breaking Cold Headed for Chicago Area

The Chicago area saw plenty of snow on Monday - but that was just the beginning of the winter weather, with a record-breaking cold snap headed our way. A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect across northern...

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Plane Slides Off Runway at O'Hare Airport

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Trade Rumors Continue to Swirl Around Kris Bryant

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