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Jay Leno to give commencement address at Emerson

TV host Jay Leno and wife Mavis at a presentation of HBO's "Billy Crystal 700 Sundays" at Ray Kurtzman Theater in April. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

There will be a few familiar faces on stage at Emerson’s commencement ceremony next month. Former “Tonight” show host Jay Leno, an Emerson alum, will give the address to grads, while NPR’s Scott Simon, CNN’s Don Lemon, and longtime hunger-relief advocate Catherine D’Amato will receive honorary degrees. (Leno will also get one.) The school’s 134th commencement takes place May 11 at Agganis Arena at Boston University.