Season 26, Episode 5 Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
First Aired: May 14, 2012
Kevin Spacey narrates this insightful profile of Johnny Carson (1925-2005), whose cool charm, quick wit and masterful timing made him the king of late-night TV during his 30-year "Tonight Show" run. The biography features a wealth of "Tonight Show" clips. Also: remarks by family, friends and colleagues, including second wife Joanne; Ed McMahon; Doc Severinsen; Mel Brooks; Ellen DeGeneres; Angie Dickinson; Jay Leno; David Letterman; Bob Newhart; Don Rickles; Joan Rivers; and Garry Shandling.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)
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