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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962
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  • Ended
  • NBC
  • 1961-12-31T22:00:00Z
  • 45 mins
  • 213 days, 13 mins (6,821 episodes)
  • Steve Allen + 1 more, Sylvester Weaver
  • United States
  • English
  • NBC Productions + 1 more, Carson Productions
  • Talk Show
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In 1962, Johnny Carson became the host of The Tonight Show.

When Johnny started, the show was originating from New York and was taped on the same evening that it aired. Johnny was on all five nights and began his monologue when the show began at 11:15 pm. On his first show, Carson was introduced by Groucho Marx; Johnny's first words, reacting to applause as he walked onstage for the first time: "Boy, you would think it was Vice President Nixon."

Johnny's final telecast on May 22 1992 was a national event. A quiet reminiscence about the show's golden moments over the past 30 years.

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