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Topic - Johnny Carson
A mural depicting TV talk show legend Johnny Carson will be going up on the side of a downtown building in his Nebraska hometown of Norfolk.
David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV.
Jimmy Fallon recently became the sixth host of NBC's "Tonight" show. It's an exciting moment for the talented comedian and actor. He follows in the large footsteps of the long-running talk show's previous hosts — Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Jay Leno (twice), Conan O'Brien and the legendary Johnny Carson.
Other veteran comics could head straight to "The Tonight Show" couch to banter with Johnny Carson, but David Brenner had to do a stand-up routine when he was a guest.
David Brenner, the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, died Saturday. He was 78.
For five years Jimmy Fallon hosted NBC's "Late Night," a job he relinquished only days ago. And now he's looking ahead to the Big Show, "The Tonight Show," where Monday, at the special time of 12 midnight EST, he retrieves Johnny Carson's mantle — back in New York after 42 years in Los Angeles.
On the walls of Jimmy Fallon's office are photos. Lots of photos. Of his 2007 marriage to film producer Nancy Juvonen. Of their 6-month-old daughter, Winnie. Of his mom and dad as newlyweds. Fallon points them all out to a visitor proudly.
Make way for Jimmy Fallon.
Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year "Tonight Show" run that draws to a close Thursday.
Be it down on a baseball field or up in the broadcast booth, whether he was pinch-hitting for Johnny Carson or looking at pooches, Joe Garagiola could always tell a story.
David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists.
David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists.
Johnny Carson didn't invent late-night talk shows. He didn't invent their desk-and-couch format, the monologue, the sidekick or the obligatory house band. So what set Carson apart? Finding out is the mission of "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night," a two-hour "American Masters" portrait premiering Monday.
itanoboa, an ancestor of the boa constrictor and anaconda, is the largest snake species known to have existed. The "Titanoboa" exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History features video interviews about the discovery — which researchers are comparing to finding Tyrannosaurus rex — as well as illustrations.
Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79.
When Carson was shown some articles of clothing, he acknowledged they belonged to his wife, "leaned against the living room wall and began to weep."
"It's been a wonderful job. This is the right time to leave," he said last week, and make way for the next generation.