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People Exclusive: Inside the Epic Late-Night War

“Dealing with Dave had become bothersome and draining,” the former NBC Vice President said of David Letterman in CNN’s docuseries, The Story of Late Night

After Johnny Carson stepped down as the host of NBC's The Tonight Show in 1992, Jay Leno filled the coveted post — a shock to those who assumed David Letterman would take on the position.

The "epic late-night war" between the two comedians is explored in PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Sunday's episode of CNN and Cream Productions' six-part docuseries, The Story of Late Night.


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