Jay Leno: Career in Pictures
With Leno set to leave "The Tonight Show" in 2014 after a 22-year stint as host, it's a good time to look back at the No. 1-rated comic's triumphs and travails.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger( Paul Drinkwater / Associated Press / April 3, 2013 )
In August 2003, the Austrian-born actor went on "Tonight" to announce that he was going to run for governor of California.
Some political analysts worried that by making the announcement on his old friend's show, Schwarzenegger was trying to bypass tougher scrutiny.
In any case, he was elected governor -- and Leno's couch became a reputable stop for politicos.
Barack Obama made history by becoming the first sitting president to visit a late-night talk show with a 2009 "Tonight" appearance.