CNN Looks at Late-Night TV


By Joshua Dudley
Podcast Business Journal

CNN Audio has announced the upcoming podcast launch of Behind The Desk: The Story of Late Night.

The podcast will explore the history of late-night television from its beginnings to its present.

Hosted by CNN contributor and former New York Times media reporter Bill Carter, the podcast, produced by CNN Audio and Cream Productions, will release its first two episodes on April 22 on all podcast platforms, with subsequent episodes released every Thursday.

The trailer is available here.

“I’ve covered late-night TV for a long time, long enough to know it’s filled with fascinating personalities, big moments, big laughs, all kinds of conflicts, characters, craziness and compelling stories,” said Carter, author of the New York Times bestseller The Late Shift. “In our docuseries and our accompanying podcast, we’re going to take a deep dive into all of that–and have a lot of fun doing it.”

The series is a companion to the just-announced CNN Original Series, The Story of Late Night that will air on Sunday nights.