The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise. It ran from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first ten years, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at Thirty Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, on May 1, 1972, the show was moved to Burbank, California. Peter Lassally served as the show's executive producer.
In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked #12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Carson played some skits during his show, the most popular were Carnac the Magnificent, Floyd R. Turbo, and Ronald Reagan (during his term in office, Carson would impersonate him).
In the show, Ed McMahon would be Caron's sidekick throughout the entire series and Doc Severinsen would lead the orchestra and would sometimes be Carson's sidekick.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Bill Zehme (June 2002). "The Man Who Retired". Esquire. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- ↑ (Carson, however, brought the show back to Manhattan in November 1972, and again in May 1973).
- ↑ "TV Guide Names Top 50 Shows". Cbsnews.com. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Carson's official Tonight Show website
- The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on IMDb
- The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at TV.com
- A profile of Carson in The New Yorker from 1978
- Johnny Carson, late-night TV legend, dies at 79, a January 2005 CNN article
- Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress
- The Tonight Show Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine from the Museum of Broadcast Communications website
- 1962 establishments in the United States
- 1992 television series endings
- 1960s American television series
- 1970s American television series
- 1980s American television series
- 1990s American television series
- American comedy television series
- American television talk shows
- NBC network shows
- Emmy Award winning programs
- 1992 disestablishments in the United States
- English-language television programs