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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  • One of the few occasions in which the program did not feature an opening monologue happened in January 1986 when guest-host Joan Rivers chose not to deliver one out of respect for the victims…
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    One of the few occasions in which the program did not feature an opening monologue happened in January 1986 when guest-host Joan Rivers chose not to deliver one out of respect for the victims of the Challenger disaster, which had occurred that morning.
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  • Five years after the final 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' broadcast aired, 10,000 "Tonight Show" tapes were transported to a working salt mine in Kansas, 54 stories…
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    Five years after the final 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' broadcast aired, 10,000 "Tonight Show" tapes were transported to a working salt mine in Kansas, 54 stories underground, to protect them from deterioration. The average temperature of the salt mine is 68 degrees, with 40% humidity.
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  • This was a rare example of Carson doing his Art Fern 'Tea Time Movie' pitchman character in New York. (Here the sketch is called 'The Big Flick.') The Tea Time Movies were usually reserved…
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    This was a rare example of Carson doing his Art Fern 'Tea Time Movie' pitchman character in New York. (Here the sketch is called 'The Big Flick.') The Tea Time Movies were usually reserved for Tonight Show west coast trips.
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