David Letterman Presses Brian Williams to Comment on 'Tonight Show' Drama (Video)
The "Late Show" host tells the stolid NBC anchor to "blink twice" if his conspiracy theory about Jay Leno is correct.
Brian Williams is remaining tightlipped when it comes to NBC’s reported inner turmoil involving its Today and The Tonight Show.
David Letterman pushed the NBC anchor Tuesday to comment on reports that NBC is preparing to announce Jay Leno’s Tonight Show departure and that the network experienced even greater turmoil surrounding Ann Curry’s Today’s exit than previously thought, but Williams didn’t betray his thoughts on the subject.
As Letterman broached the subject, Williams played comically horrified that the sensitive topic was being brought up.
“Am I going to wake up in the shower?” Williams said on the Late Show. “Please tell me I’m going to wake up and it’s going to be morning and I’m going to say ‘Hey! I’m doing Dave tonight and that was just a dream.’”
Letterman went on to give a muddled version of the Today shake-up, describing it as having “something to do with Ann Curry” and going on to speculate NBC was now stirring up drama with The Tonight Show to draw attention away from Today’s reported troubles.
“If I’m on to something, blink twice,” Letterman said.
Williams didn’t blink.
The Late Show airs at 11:35 p.m. on CBS. Watch the video below.