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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.

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English


Episodes

Bobby Goldsboro

12/6/2018
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Bobby Goldsboro joins Mark to discuss his 24 Tonight Show appearances, Ed McMahon opening up for him in Las Vegas, and his friendship with Burt Reynolds.

Duration:01:20:03

Richard Chesterfield & Howard Bragman

11/29/2018
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Richard Chesterfield joins Mark to discuss Johnny frequenting his Malibu restaurant and Carson showing up with Frank Sinatra. Publicist Howard Bragman discusses representing Doc Severinsen and Ed McMahon.

Duration:00:54:10

Doc Severinsen

11/22/2018
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Doc Severinsen joins Mark to discuss Johnny, working as Tonight Show bandleader, filling in for Ed McMahon, and the origins of his flashy outfits.

Duration:01:16:39

Charles Fox & Vanna White

11/15/2018
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Charles Fox joins Mark to discuss writing music for The Tonight Show and his legendary TV themes. Vanna White discusses her Johnny appearances, Dick Carson, and Merv Griffin.

Duration:01:41:28

Angie Dickinson

11/8/2018
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Angie Dickinson joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, Frank Sinatra guest hosting The Tonight Show, her friendship with Charles Nelson Reilly, and first meeting Fred de Cordova at The Jack Benny Show.

Duration:01:06:00

Perry Massey

11/1/2018
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Perry Massey joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show as commercial producer in New York, his first encounter with Johnny, and Jack Paar walking off The Tonight Show.

Duration:01:04:45

Claudia McMahon

10/23/2018
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Claudia McMahon joins Mark to discuss her father Ed McMahon, Johnny staying at their place in Philadelphia, and her visits to The Tonight Show.

Duration:01:17:02

Barbra Shotel

10/18/2018
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Barbra Shotel joins Mark to discuss working as a Carson talent coordinator, booking tennis players such as Martina Navratilova, Network actor Peter Finich appearing with Johnny and passing away the next day, her friendship with Erma Bombeck, and her surprise that Johnny had read and enjoyed an article she had written about her time at […]

Duration:02:21:41

Justine Bateman & Pat Bradford

10/11/2018
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Justine Bateman joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearance, hosting SNL, and her new book Fame: The Hyjacking of Reality. Former Carson talent coordinator Pat Bradford returns to share Tonight Show stories including an amusing one about the song American Pie.

Duration:01:30:13

Ginny Beauregard

10/4/2018
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Ginny Beauregard joins Mark to discuss working as Johnny Carson’s assistant in NY, her nearly forty year friendship with Johnny, and being backstage for Johnny’s final week.

Duration:01:27:04

Neil Patrick Harris

9/27/2018
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Neil Patrick Harris joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearance, spending Thanksgiving with Burt Reynolds, and Steve Martin’s The Great Flydini.

Duration:00:45:58

Kelly Lange

9/20/2018
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Kelly Lange joins Mark to discuss Johnny on air granting Orson Welles’ wish to meet her, interviewing Carson, Doc Severinsen playing trumpet at her dog’s memorial, and becoming the first ever female news anchor at NBC.

Duration:00:58:05

Betty Wesley and Dennis Roof

9/13/2018
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Betty Wesley joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show in NY as assistant to director Dick Carson. Dennis Roof then discusses his job as Tonight Show art director in Burbank.

Duration:01:39:47

Bob Bain

9/6/2018
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Bob Bain tribute episode (1924-2018). Bob Bain joined Mark before his passing to discuss being the guitarist in The Tonight Show band, his friendship with Tommy Newsom, and playing on film and TV scores such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Peter Gunn.

Duration:00:31:50

Donna Schwartz Mills

8/30/2018
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Donna Schwartz Mills joins Mark to discuss being a writers assistant on The Tonight Show, Johnny’s reaction to Buddy Rich passing away, and Ellen DeGeneres’ Tonight Show debut.

Duration:00:48:25

Don Ashworth

8/23/2018
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Don Ashworth joins Mark to discuss playing in The Tonight Show band for Johnny’s entire run, the first 15 minutes of the program in NY with Ed McMahon and Skitch Henderson, and his favorite musical guests.

Duration:00:48:43

Billie Freebairn-Smith

8/16/2018
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Billie Freebairn-Smith joins Mark to discuss working as Fred de Cordova’s assistant, The Tonight Show staff, and having lunch with Johnny post-Tonight Show.

Duration:02:07:53

Marcy Carsey

8/9/2018
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Marcy Carsey joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show, Carson producer John Carsey, talent coordinator Shirley Wood, and the amazing persistence that got her hired as an NBC page.

Duration:00:50:25

Bill Scheft Returns!

8/2/2018
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Bill Scheft returns to discuss Johnny sending in jokes to Letterman, talking to Johnny about writer Nick Arnold, and the backstory of Bill Hicks’ 1993 Letterman appearance being edited out and replaced with Scheft’s standup.

Duration:01:57:19

Anita Gillette

7/26/2018
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Anita Gillette joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, Ethel Merman saving her job on Broadway, and appearing on Ed Sullivan.

Duration:01:02:18