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Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.

Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.
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United States

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Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.

Language:

English


Episodes

David Wright

5/16/2019
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David Wright discusses working on The Tonight Show, chatting with guests Lucille Ball and Jack Lemmon backstage, and meeting Carson for the first time.

Duration:00:53:10

Mort Sahl

5/9/2019
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Mort Sahl discusses getting Jim Garrison booked on Carson, guest hosting the Tonight Show, and writing for John F. Kennedy.

Duration:01:06:21

Gail Parent

5/2/2019
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Gail Parent discusses her Johnny appearances, writing for The Carol Burnett Show, and working with Barbra Streisand.

Duration:01:22:39

Park Overall

4/25/2019
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Park Overall discusses her Johnny appearances, James Garner, Betty White, and Mike Nichols.

Duration:00:58:32

Herbie J Pilato

4/18/2019
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Herbie J Pilato discusses being an NBC page for the Tonight Show, Ed McMahon, Paul McCartney on Carson, and his new book about Mary Tyler Moore.

Duration:01:12:18

Tom Dreesen

4/11/2019
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Tom Dreesen returns to discuss Johnny, Ed McMahon, David Letterman, and Frank Sinatra.

Duration:01:29:57

Dr. Robert Ballard

4/4/2019
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Dr. Robert Ballard joins Mark to discuss his 3 Johnny appearances, Carson’s curiosity during commercials, and his 1985 discovery of the Titanic in the North Atlantic ocean.

Duration:00:45:47

Bill Kirchenbauer

3/28/2019
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Bill Kirchenbauer discusses his Johnny appearances, going on with guest host George Carlin, and Fernwood 2 Night.

Duration:01:52:29

Michael Gray

3/21/2019
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Michael Gray discusses his 10 years as stage manager on The Tonight Show, his routine that Johnny loved at the anniversary party, and working on The Larry Sanders Show.

Duration:01:26:23

Stephen Cox

3/14/2019
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Author Stephen Cox joins Mark to discuss his book “Here’s Johnny”, how he landed a rare interview with Carson, getting access to backstage at The Tonight Show, and the famous Carson mugs.

Duration:02:13:44

Paul Marr

3/7/2019
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Paul Marr joins Mark to discuss doing cue cards for Johnny for 10 years, being a musical guest on The Tonight Show, working with Jay Leno, and Carson guest Stevie Ray Vaughan allowing him to play Vaughan’s guitar.

Duration:01:19:33

Martina Arroyo & Earl Rose

2/28/2019
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Martina Arroyo joins Mark to discuss her 14 Johnny appearances in NY & Burbank. Earl Rose then talks about his 20 years at the Tonight Show as part-time assistant music conductor.

Duration:01:08:32

Linda Zimmerman

2/21/2019
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Linda Zimmerman joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show, the talent department, Shirley Wood, Fred de Cordova, and Jerry Lewis.

Duration:00:43:35

Leslie Gates

2/14/2019
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Leslie Gates joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show, Fred de Cordova, Bobby Quinn, and the Tonight Show control room.

Duration:01:02:26

Dyan Cannon

2/7/2019
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Dyan Cannon joins Mark to discuss her Carson appearances, Johnny playing drums at parties at her Malibu home, and Johnny being there for her during tough times.

Duration:00:51:51

Jon Hookstratten

1/31/2019
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Jon Hookstratten joins Mark to discuss doing work for Carson Productions, his famous father Ed Hookstratten being Johnny’s lawyer, and his father’s clients such as Tom Snyder and Vin Scully.

Duration:00:47:12

Janet Galea

1/24/2019
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Janet Galea joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show, the offices after Jack Benny’s passing, attending Doc’s wedding, and working with Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares.

Duration:01:00:39

Paul Block Returns!

1/17/2019
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Paul Block returns to join Mark to discuss working as a Tonight Show talent coordinator, Dick Shawn’s infamous 1974 appearance when Rich Little hosted, and the reason Susan Sarandon’s 1975 appearance was cut drastically short.

Duration:00:56:29

Harry Thomason

1/10/2019
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Harry Thomason joins Mark to discuss Bill Clinton’s 1988 Johnny appearance, why Fred de Cordova initially wouldn’t book Clinton, and working with Burt Reynolds.

Duration:01:33:40

Bill Scheft & Scott Ryan

1/3/2019
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Bill Scheft returns to join Mark to discuss Johnny Carson and David Letterman. Author Scott Ryan then talks about his book, The Last Days of Letterman, chronicling the final 6 weeks of Letterman episodes on CBS

Duration:02:20:13