Jay Leno (4th L) poses with guests who appeared on his final night hosting "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank, California in this February 6, 2014 picture provided by NBC. REUTERS/Chris Haston/NBC
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Comedian Jay Leno said an emotional goodbye to the "Tonight Show" on Thursday with a star-studded farewell led by actor Billy Crystal, after hosting the NBC late night program for more than 20 years and handing the reins over to Jimmy Fallon.Fallon, 39, will be taking the "Tonight Show" back to its New York roots for the first time since 1972, when NBC moved the show with Carson to Burbank, California.STAR-STUDDED FAREWELLLeno also received pre-recorded farewells from celebrities such as actors Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Sheen, sports broadcaster Bob Costas and his successor Jimmy Fallon.NBC picked Leno over Letterman, then the host of NBC's "Late Night" talk show, to replace Carson in 1992, resulting in a very public, bitter feud.NBC appointed O'Brien in 2004 to be Leno's successor when he left the show in 2008 to host his own primetime program on the network.
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