California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to outgoing THE TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno on Tuesday night (26May09) when he presented the comedian with a framed certificate celebrating his long tenure in the state. Gifting Leno with the award during an appearance on the U.S. TV show, the actor-turned-politician said, "This is a proclamation that just says thank you to you for 17 years of being in California." Conan O'Brien will take over the late night programme on Monday (01Jun09).