NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC says it knows of no other affiliates seeking to follow Boston's lead and abandon Jay Leno.
WHDH in Boston says it will air a local newscast at 10 p.m. next fall instead of Leno's planned nightly show at that hour. Station management said it believed a newscast would make the station more money.
NBC has responded firmly, threatening to strip WHDH of its network affiliation if it doesn't air Leno and undoubtedly send a message to any other stations that may be thinking of doing the same thing. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks says no other NBC stations have said they won't take Leno.