TV SHOW’S HOST INTRODUCED BY GROUCHO MARX

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On October 1, 1962, Groucho Marx (left) made a television guest appearance
to introduce the Tonight Show’s new host, Johnny Carson.

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RADIO SHOW SIMULCAST FOR FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1954

BREAKFAST CLUB   
                          Don McNeill

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The Breakfast Club was a long-run morning variety show on NBC Blue Network/ABC radio originating in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Don McNeill (shown above).The radio program ran from June 23, 1933 through December 27, 1968. McNeill’s 35½-year run
as host remains the longest tenure for an emcee of a network entertainment program, surpassing Johnny Carson (29½ years) on The Tonight Show and Bob Barker (34⅔ years) on The Price is Right. For one year, beginning on February 22, 1954, the show
was simulcast on ABC radio and television, ending on February 25, 1955. 

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Picture of Don McNeill (right) taken during a simulcast of The Breakfast Club

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MENTALIST IS 76 YEARS OLD TODAY

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The Amazing Kreskin, above, had his name legally changed from
George Joseph Kresge. He had a syndicated TV series from 1971
to 1975 (The Amazing World of Kreskin) and appeared on the
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 61 times from 1970 to 1980.
Kreskin is active today performing live and appears regularly 
on television in New York City.

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Kreskin is seen here, on the right, with Johnny Carson and  
Ed McMahon on The Tonight Show. 

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THEY WERE TWO OF THE FUNNIEST!

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Red Skelton and Johnny Carson doing what they did best.

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THAT FUNNY MAN FROM IOWA

CARSON SKETCH 

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The great Johnny Carson was born on this date in 1925. He

was truly…”magnificent”!

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