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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  • At exactly one minute before midnight on 1 January 1971, this show broadcast the very last television commercial for cigarettes in the USA (Virginia Slims) before the Federal ban went into effect.
  • 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' programs from September 1980 onward are owned by Carson Productions. Johnny Carson got the rights as part of a contract signed following a…
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    'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' programs from September 1980 onward are owned by Carson Productions. Johnny Carson got the rights as part of a contract signed following a 1979 battle with NBC president Fred Silverman.
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  • The audience continued to applaud for minutes after the show ended. Carson, Williams, and Midler came out for another bow.
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