Response comes day after WGA scrutinizes host

Following is a statement from NBC in response to the WGA statement regarding Jay Leno.

NBC STATEMENT:

NBC shares America’s enthusiasm for Jay Leno’s return. It is unfortunate that the WGA is contemplating plans to “investigate” Jay’s authorship of his Tonight Show monologue. The WGA agreement clearly permits Jay to create and perform his own monologue. The enforcement of strike rules against Jay in these circumstances would violate the Federal labor laws.

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