Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Oct. 01, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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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.

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30x120 Show #4531 Aired: May. 22, 1992

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The show had 30 seasons and 1340 episodes air between 1962 and 1992.

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  • This was the last show of a three-week stretch in New York, and indeed the last "Tonight Show" of the Johnny Carson era to originate there.
  • The audience continued to applaud for minutes after the show ended. Carson, Williams, and Midler came out for another bow.
  • When 'The (1962 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson') first aired, virtually everyone - including Johnny Carson - smoked on-camera during the show. Over the years, however, smoking on…
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    When 'The (1962 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson') first aired, virtually everyone - including Johnny Carson - smoked on-camera during the show. Over the years, however, smoking on television became unfashionable. By the mid-80s, smoking openly on television was a thing of the past, but Carson's sentimental cigarette box remained on his desk until his final broadcast.
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