The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
This show was a late-night talk show under the "Tonight Show" franchise from 1962 to 1992.The King, CEO and night watchman of TV comedy, Johnny Carson reigned as Host for nearly 30 years. Every current late-night comedy host learned from him: how to win over audiences, establish a show's pace, charm or confront guests.
Series Fun Facts
- Johnny Carson hosted the Photoplay Magazine Gold Medal Awards on the Tonight Show, and later that night there was a party for the winners - including John Wayne - at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
- This program was originally broadcast in color. The scavenger clip, however, is in black and white.
- To the right of Johnny Carson's desk were the controls to a weather machine that made the back drop rain, snow or cast a bolt of lightning.