Imagine a TV world where the late-night comedy audience is not fragmented in a clutter of Dave or Jay or Stewart/Colbert, Conan, the Jimmys and Craig.
Dick Clark, the legendary radio and television personality who hosted American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, has died. He was 82.
Clark died after suffering a massive heart attack, his rep said in a statement to The New York Times.
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Not only was Clark an enduring presence in front of TV cameras for six-plus decades, he was a power behind them as a producer and head of Dick Clark Productions.
To celebrate what would have been Johnny Carson's 85th birthday, let's look back at some of the late-night king's greatest moments. From his outrageous characters to his winning banter with sidekick Ed McMahon to even a few emotional moments, heeeeeere's our favorites!
The Tomahawk Toss
On April 25, 1965, actor Ed Ames stopped by The Tonight Show to promote the TV show Daniel Boone, on which Ames played a Native American named Mingo. Carson asked Ames to demonstrate his tomahawk-throwing skills, and Ames' first toss landed squarely on the silhouette target's crotch. The instant classic moment was marked by uproarious laughter, which only worsened when Carson quipped, "I didn't even know you were Jewish!" ...
Johnny Carson — the longtime King of Late Night — can reign again with a bigger presence on the Web than ever before, The Associated Press reports.
The full Carson collection, which reaches back to October 1962, has been restored, digitized, annotated and transcribed for viewers on...
Castle playfully asks the question: What would have happened if the recent late-night wars resulted in murder?
Castle renewed for third season
When Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) appears to promote his latest novel on a talk show hosted by Bobby Mann (guest star Tom Bergeron), Mann tells Castle that somebody wants him put him off the air permanently...