‘The Story Of Late Night’: CNN Sets Premiere Date & Launches Companion Podcast

(Deadline) — The Story Of Late Night, a six-part docuseries, is finally coming to CNN and the network is launching a companion podcast alongside it.

The show will premiere on Sunday May 2 at 9pm, followed by the return of United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell at 10pm.


The Story Of Late Night, which comes from Cream Productions, looks at late-night television’s most memorable moments over the past 60 years. It explores how the genre engaged with, adapted to and influenced society.


It features archival footage of late-night legends such as Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman, alongside interviews with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers, James Corden, Amber Ruffin, Desus & Mero, Whoopi Goldberg and W. Kamau Bell, as well as behind-the-scenes decision makers including Lorne Michaels and Jeff Zucker.


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