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Stats + Stories: What Do Seinfeld, The Tonight Show And Stats + Stories Have In Common? (Repost)

Rick Ludwin was hired by NBC Entertainment in 1979 and made director of variety shows there in 1980.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Variety magazine tells us there’s only one TV executive who’s has the chance to work in one capacity or another with all six of the hosts of NBC’s Tonight Show, from Steve Allen all the way up to Jimmy Fallon. In this encore episode of Stats and Stories, Bob Long, John Bailer and Richard Campbell are joined by NBC consultant Rick Ludwin, the former senior vice president for late night programming and specials. Ludwin was a Miami University alum and shared his unique perspective on that sixty year history of the popular late night network television show. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.