Friday, December 28, 2007

YouTube on Leno and Letterman?

Late-Night Talk Shows Set to Go Scriptless -
"The shows plan largely to rely on extemporaneous speeches from the hosts and extra banter between the hosts and the band directors (about the strike itself, among other topics), according to people who work on the shows. Since much of the 'writing' on these shows consists of generating ideas for skits and segments, which are loosely scripted and then partially improvised on air, producers say it is unclear how much forethought is technically permissible.

Other ideas being batted around by producers that they believe don't violate strike rules include man-on-the street and audience interviews; clips from YouTube and other video Web sites; and footage of political candidates, particularly the Democrats, many of whom have declined to cross picket lines in support of the guild."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:28 AM

    This is only Leno/Conan/Kimmel's problem.

    Letterman is going back on air with his full writing staff.

    Dave wins!