The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul J. Gough talks with Nightline EP James Goldston about the renewed outlook for the show, now that Jay Leno is staying with NBC.
“I don’t think we viewed what was going on as an existential threat. It’s been an incredibly busy election, then the economic crisis and then the Mumbai story. That’s where our focus has been,” Goldston said, adding, “There will be people making decisions about what they are going to watch late at night next summer, and we’re hopeful that people will come and sample the show.”
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