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A host of newcomers do battle in the kingdom of Carson

Poor Jimmy Breslin. After 36 years as a sports reporter, crusading columnist and New York City character, he finally lands his own network TV show, only to find himself at the end of a very long line. In New York, for instance, the Friday edition of his late-night talk show does not air until Monday. Then a viewer has to outlast an ABC Monday-night football game that usually wraps up after midnight, a half-hour local newscast, Nightline with Ted Koppel and Nightlife with David Brenner before Breslin's mug finally appears on the screen, somewhere around 2 a.m. The graveyard shift has...

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