Jay Leno goes green
Friends called from across the country to tell us that Amish Acres was on “The Tonight Show.” Because we were doing our usual surfing among Leno, Letterman, and Charlie Rose, we missed the Amish Acres headline; I reran the show on the Internet at NBC.com. To my surprise the advertisement Jay referred to was from an earlier "Headline" in which he used an ad from the Chicago Tribune in 1993!
I found the letter NBC sent to us in 1993 issuing permission to use that clip in our orientation film at Amish Acres. Here is the beginning of the letter:NBC
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Re: NBC Permission – The Tonight show With Jay Leno/
Dear Ms. Harman:
You have requested permission on behalf of the Amish Acres, to use a segment from the Tonight show with Jay Leno broadcast on
NBC hereby grants you permission to use the Clip in the manner requested subject to the following terms and conditions:
We have now made the same request we made in fourteen years ago. During that period The Round Barn Theatre has added another 1,500 performances of Plain and Fancy plus over 80 productions of Broadway classic musicals. Perhaps this recycled “Headline” will insure another decade or so of musical theatre at Amish Acres. Then we hope Conan pulls it out of the archives again after he is settled into Johnny’s chair.