Dave Berg spent 18 years as Jay Leno's co-producer of The Tonight Show.
Everyone knows The Tonight Show; say the name and you immediately get an image to pop into your mind. But what was really going on behind the scenes?
Today, Dave gives us all some great insight...
You'll hear in his voice how much love and respect he has for Jay, who he called the hardest-working man in all of show business. The inside stories are fantastic, Dennis Rodman (the get), Bill Clinton (the get he never got), and the one person that took him six years to finally get on the show.
Who were Dave's favorite guests? I bet you'll never guess his first response. Dave talks about what makes for a great show and who were the greatest guests.
Click here to listen to Dave's stories.
And in his new book, Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show, Dave reveals what it's like to produce a hit late-night entertainment show.
Dave Berg was a co-producer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show (18 years), The O'Reilly Factor and NBC News. He has also worked as a reporter, anchor, executive producer and bureau chief for various local and network television news organizations.
He has written for such publications as USA Today, Reader's Digest, National Review, The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, The Washington Times, The Daily Caller and Crisis magazine. He also writes jokes and speeches for politicians, politicos and other public figures. He was a consultant to the late Frank Pastore and a regular guest on his award-winning radio show in Los Angeles.
He is a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist. He has made presentations to a wide variety of organizations in entertainment, media, politics, business, religion and education.
He has a B.A. in political science from Northwestern University and an M.S. in journalism from Kansas State University. He and his wife Mary live in Valencia, Ca. They have two adult children, Melissa and David
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