"Jay Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York, on April 28, 1950. Beginning his stand-up career while in college, Leno moved to Los Angeles and wrote for television. He became guest host of The Tonight Show in 1987 and—when Johnny Carson retired in 1992—NBC chose Leno as his replacement."Now, click over this-a-way to read the rest of the Jay Leno biography.
In January 2013, my wife Judy and I were in the audience of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. We were first and second in line to get into the taping that day, arriving very early to assure our place in line. It was a wonderful time. We got to shake hands with Jay Leno at the very opening of the show, being in front row seats on the floor aside and in front of the slide-out floor stage. Heck, Judy even received a complimentary face towel that is silk screen printed with the words, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Well, last night, Jay Leno retired (for the second time) from being the host of The Tonight Show. It is indisputable that Jay Leno is a pro-labor, pro-union guy. Indeed, this quoted excerpt from an article about the telecast of the last Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the internet pages of The Daily Beast "... Leno declared himself 'proud to say this is a union show' in a media universe ..." makes that abundently clear. I suggest you read the entire contents of that article, Jay Leno Cries It Out.
Another very interesting article that you may read is in the following embedded link;
TV'S JAY LENO HELPS BUST UNION BUSTERS By Jane Williams
The Tonight Show has a long and illustrious past, as may be read in a couple articles, one here in ‘The Tonight Show’: An Overview, and another here in Overview: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from about.com.
So, it appears to be a final goodbye from Jay Leno, that is, as far as The Tonight Show is concerned. Please take the time to read Review: Jay Leno Says Goodbye to ‘Tonight Show’ With Grace by Tim Mollow over at The Wrap.
I bid a fond farewell to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. -- Oh! The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama does as well, as you may read in the Times Union article, Obama sends good wishes to Jay Leno.
It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for The Tonight Show.