Over at NJ.com, I have an account of Jay Leno's press conference to discus his new primetime show.
I'll say this about Leno: even though his comedy isn't my thing, and I doubt I'll watch his new show very much (and I'm irked that it's taking away so much real estate from scripted shows), the man knows how to work a room. He had the critics eating out of his hand.
Also, the question I asked about Letterman (mentioned in the NJ.com post) surprised him -- "I never thought of it like that before," he said -- and this is a guy who's been in showbiz so long he doesn't seem surprised by much. Maybe the rift between him and Dave is so vast that he couldn't even envision the two having something in common now.