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Bill Carter is Working on a Sequel to ‘The Late Shift’

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If you’ve never read a book by Bill Carter, it’s time to start.  I just finished reading ‘Desperate Networks,’ which kept me in solitary confinement for the past week because I couldn’t put it down.  Carter is most famous for penning ‘The Late Shift,’ which chronicled the very ugly Leno/Letterman transition of ‘The Tonight Show’ when Johnny Carson left.  So I naturally wondered if he is going to write another book about the Leno/Conan debacle, and I am happy to report that it is in the works.  Carter told the New York Times that he is trying to get the book out as “as soon as [he] can,” and he is “reaching out to all sides” so that he has an unbiased point of view.