THE BEST LATE NIGHT HOST DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1962

johnny carson great pic!
Johnny Carson

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The longest-serving host of The Tonight Show to date was Johnny Carson, who 
hosted NBCs late-night talk show for 30 seasons, from Monday October 1, 1962 
to May 22, 1992 when he retired. Due to his success on Who Do You Trust?,  
Carson was asked by NBC to host the Tonight Show several months before 
the departure of then host, Jack Paar. Ed McMahon followed Carson from Who  
Do You Trust? as his announcer and sidekick on the show which became The
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,Talk Show,TV and have Comment (1)

One Response to “THE BEST LATE NIGHT HOST DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1962”

  1. barby says:

    Great Photo of Johnny! One of the favorite things I remember is his trademark ‘smirk’ ….he was definitely one of a kind!

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