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NBC reportedly ready to retire Jay Leno

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by fluffybear, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. dpeters11

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    Actually, even the gray lady herself, the New York Times refers to a sitting President as Mr, at least after the first reference.
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    The NYT has the credibility and quality of used cat litter nowadays.
     
  3. trh

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    Which has it's HQ in Columbia SC.

    It is about as official as the French male model in the State Farm TV commercial.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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  5. RunnerFL

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    Ok, then if basing whether they are "Official" or not depends on their geographic location that eliminates you as an authority too. :)
     
  6. trh

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    I'm just interested in a real source. I found one in Britian dealing with how to address former Prime Ministers, but nothing related to US Presidents.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    You were given 2 sources...

    Here's more however I have a feeling no matter how many are given you still won't be satisfied.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4762093_address-letter-former-president.html

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2340220

    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2009-01-21/opinions/36870711_1_board-president-newest-president-wife
     
  8. trh

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    As I said before, isn't there an official guide on this?

    And it isn't that I disagree with how to address a former President. I'm just curious as to a bona fide source and why (although the Miss Manners link you posted has the best indication I've read so far -- dealing when President Washington left office).
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    I gave you Miss Manners/Washington Post, Emily Post (The authority on etiquette) and "The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address". If you don't believe them you're not going to believe anyone.
     
  10. James Long

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    So ... is this thread about Jay Leno's retirement anymore? :confused:
     
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  12. Laxguy

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    Long before it was announced that he was leaving—perhaps not entirely of his own volition :smoking: — he was knocking the NBC brass at every turn. Kinda asking for it. Now he's taken the gloves off and put on the brass knuckles.
     
  13. James Long

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    Which time? There was some animosity when Leno left for Conan the first time ... being a top rated show where the host does not want to go and the viewers do not want the host to go backed up Leno's side of the argument. Now it seems to be a better orchestrated handoff - a decision made based on today's marketplace not a promise made five years ago to the younger comedian.

    If Leno wasn't punching at NBC he might be the only comedian not doing so ... and poking at your network is a staple of late night comedians. Even ones who are happy at the network where they are (Craig Ferguson).
     

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