Jay Leno Is the Future of TV. Seriously

His new show may seem like the oldest thing on television. But it's a radical gamble for NBC — and a turning point for broadcast

Andrew Eccles for TIME

One challenge Leno, on his new set, faces is pleasing old fans without seeming to copy The Tonight Show.

Jay Leno drove to work today in an 84-year-old car. It sits in his parking space in the NBC lot, on this sweltering summer morning in Burbank, a 1925 Model T Roadster. "That's part of my social experiment, being green," he tells me. "It's my theory that if you drive the same car for 80 years, you're more environmentally friendly than buying a new car every five or six years, even if it's a hybrid. I mean, that is the original green car. It has nothing on it. There's no water pump, no oil pump. There's no — it just has...

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