Play of the Day: Sequester Fever... Catch It!

By Ross Gianfortune

February 28, 2013

With the sequestration deadline nearing closer and closer , late-night hosts tried to explain the budget cuts and the affects it will have on Americans. The Tonight Show ’s graphics team put together a musical version of the sequestration negotiations and host Jay Leno used the opportunity to get another Carnival Cruise metaphor into his monologue. Late Night' s Jimmy Fallon combined some of the jobs that will be affected by the cuts in his show.

Over on the Late Show , David Letterman went far afield in explaining how the cuts will affect Supreme Court justices. He also opened his monologue by listing the budget mini-crises the government has experiences since the election in November.

Fast forward to 4:00 to see Fallon explain who has the most to lose from the sequester.


By Ross Gianfortune

February 28, 2013

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