SHORT TAKES : ‘Tonight Show’ Off to Big Apple

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports

“The Tonight Show” is heading East from beautiful downtown Burbank to the Big Apple for New Year’s Eve, with comedian Jay Leno ringing in 1991 from Times Square.

The live, one-time-only broadcast marks the show’s first return to New York since it moved to California in 1972. The program will feature Leno as guest host, newswoman Jane Pauley, blues guitarist B. B. King and country star Dwight Yoakum.