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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  • 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' remained a fixture on NBC through the administrations of seven U.S. Presidents (John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford,
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    'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' remained a fixture on NBC through the administrations of seven U.S. Presidents (John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush).
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  • After 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' moved from New York to California in May 1972, Johnny Carson took Monday nights off and the show would be hosted by a guest performer.…
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    After 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' moved from New York to California in May 1972, Johnny Carson took Monday nights off and the show would be hosted by a guest performer. Until Joan Rivers became "permanent guest host" in September 1983, the most frequent of these "guest hosts" were: 'Joey Bishop' (177 times) Joan Rivers (93 times) Bob Newhart (87 times) John Davidson (87 times) David Brenner (70 times) McLean Stevenson (58 times) Jerry Lewis (52 times) David Letterman (51 times)
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  • This is the last television appearance by Judy Garland known to still survive today. It is in color on the original videotape and is of good quality. However, only Garland's segment of the…
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    This is the last television appearance by Judy Garland known to still survive today. It is in color on the original videotape and is of good quality. However, only Garland's segment of the show still exists, not the entire show.
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