Leno beats Boston ban

On second thought ...

A Boston TV station has reconsidered its decision to not air

Jay Leno

's new talk show.

WHDH-TV owner

Ed Ansin

issued a brief statement Monday saying that "upon further consideration,” the station had decided to telecast Leno’s 10 p.m. talk show beginning in September.

He had previously said he would run a local newscast in that time slot instead, prompting a threat from NBC to strip the station of its network affiliation.

Ansin said he enjoys Leno’s humor and hopes the show is a big success. Leno is a native of Andover, Mass.

NBC TV Network President

John Eck