Tell us it isn't true. We cannot believe NBC is on the brink of moving "The Tonight Show" to the East Coast.
Where has the love gone? In the late 1960s, the network's comedy show "Laugh-In" gently ribbed the Media City with the phrase "Beautiful Downtown Burbank," coined by announcer Gary Owens. It became such a well-known catchphrase that Johnny Carson picked it up and used it on "The Tonight Show" after that production moved here in 1972.
Word of NBC's plans to turn its back on this city got out this week. The network is looking at putting Jay Leno out to pasture and replacing him with Jimmy Fallon, whose show is produced in the Big Apple. And it could happen soon.