25/05/1992 Jay Leno debuts as host of NBC's "Tonight Show"
NEWS STORY: JAY LENO DEBUTS AS TONIGHT HOST 1992
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" - NBC Promo to First Show (1992)
Jay Leno's best moments over 22 years
Jay Leno substituted Johny Carson, on The Tonight Show, even though it was expected by everyone - including Carson - that David Letterman, who had been hosting Late Night with David Letterman since 1982, will be the successor. The story of this turbulent transition was later turned into a book and a movie.