Strike beards captivate slack-jawed Americans

As late night talk shows finally returned to the air, a nation numbed by reruns focuses more on the hosts' "strike beards" than on the monologues. Leno returns and delivers his own jokes in violation of WGA rules, raising questions about whether his hack writers will return happy. Meanwhile, forecast for the Weather Channel: slight chance of sale, with $5 billion in showers.

As late night talk shows finally returned to the air, a nation numbed by reruns focuses more on the hosts' “strike beards” than on the monologues. Leno returns and delivers his own jokes in violation of WGA rules, raising questions about whether his hack writers will return happy. Meanwhile, forecast for the Weather Channel: slight chance of sale, with $5 billion in showers.

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