The Tonight Show

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Interview with Filmmaker Peter Jones

Filmmaker Peter Jones on what inspired him to create a documentary on Johnny Carson and his creative process researching and interviewing subjects for the film.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

About the Documentary

Johnny Carson (10/23/1925 – 1/23/2005) was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life and a part of the zeitgeist. In a 2007 TV Land/Entertainment Weekly poll, Americans voted Carson the greatest […]

Jack Paar: As I Was Saying . . .

About Jack Paar

“I’m complicated, sentimental, lovable, honest, loyal, decent, generous, likable, and lonely. My personality is not split, it’s shredded.” Television and radio pioneer Jack Paar has been called the most imitated personality in broadcasting. He virtually created the late-night talk show format as the host of THE TONIGHT SHOW, one of televisions longest running programs. Of […]