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IS DAVE LETTERMAN IN A TIZZY AT NOT GETTING JOHNNY'S JOB?

David Letterman, host of NBC's "Late Night" show, is in a snit at being passed over to succeed Johnny Carson as host of "The Tonight Show," according to published reports.

"Dave's TV Tizzy," blared the New York Post's page one headline Friday, reporting that "the grinning host of `Late Night' reportedly turned beet red" when told that Jay Leno, Carson's guest host, would get "Tonight" next year.The tabloid reported that NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield flew to New York to give Letterman the news in person Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Letterman declined to comment about the report.