The Gist

Bring Back Late-Night Cruelty

Why our late-night shows need to put their teeth back in.

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In the interview, Jason Zinoman, who writes about the New York Times, thinks the late-night shows need to return to the playful cruelty they once had. He and Mike talk about the current state of things, David Letterman’s reign, and why even Letterman seems to have lost his teeth on his new show.

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