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 Posted:   Jun 19, 2013 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

As one of the brightest and most irrepressible wits in television history, Johnny Carson ruled the late-night airwaves for 30 years (1962-92) as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, interviewing thousands of celebrities including many top movie names. TCM is proud to present the premiere of Carson on TCM, showcasing 25 vintage interviews conducted by Carson with such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Goldie Hawn, William Holden and Shelley Winters.

Five interviews will air in a one-hour installment every Monday in July at 8pm (ET), uncut and commercial-free, spanning 20 years of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1972-92. Each installment will be introduced by Conan O’Brien, whose late-night show Conan airs on our sister network TBS, weeknights at 11pm. The first movie to follow the Carson programming in the primetime TCM lineup will begin at 9pm (rather than the usual 8pm) and will feature the actor from the final interview.

Monday, July 1 AT 8:00 PM (ET): Monday, July 22 AT 8:00 PM (ET):
Carson on TCM: Drew Barrymore (1982) Carson on TCM: Mel Brooks (1975)
Carson on TCM: Kirk Douglas (1988) Carson on TCM: Dom Deluise (1976)
Carson on TCM: Mary Tyler Moore (1978) Carson on TCM: Bette Davis (1983)
Carson on TCM: Neil Simon (1980) Carson on TCM: Burt Reynolds (1972)
Carson on TCM: George Burns (1989) Carson on TCM: Fred Astaire (1979)

Monday, July 8 AT 8:00 PM (ET): Monday, July 29 AT 8:00 PM (ET):
Carson on TCM: Doris Day (1976) Carson on TCM: Henry Fonda (1980)
Carson on TCM: Charlton Heston (1976) Carson on TCM: Elizabeth Taylor (1992)
Carson on TCM: Chevy Chase (1986) Carson on TCM: Susan Sarandon (1974)
Carson on TCM: Steve Martin (1979) Carson on TCM: William Holden (1976)
Carson on TCM: Tony Curtis (1973) Carson on TCM: Goldie Hawn (1980)

Monday, July 15 AT 8:00 PM (ET):
Carson on TCM: Shelley Winters (1975)
Carson on TCM: Ronald Reagan (1975)
Carson on TCM: Robin Williams (1981)
Carson on TCM: Jonathan Winters (1988)
Carson on TCM: Tony Curtis (1973)

 Posted:   Jun 22, 2013 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

This should be interesting to check out.

 Posted:   Jun 22, 2013 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Anything on CARSON of the past not seen is great to me and I am sure for so many others.

 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

It is a shame that MOST JOHNNY CARSON stuff before 1972 is gone.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I'd forgotten about this series, but happened to catch last night's episode. Wow! That segment with Shelley Winters and Oliver Reed was something. When she kept interrupting him and he was telling her to be quiet, I honestly couldn't tell if they were genuinely angry with each other or just playing. Apparently, though, from what I read online last night they really were angry with one another, and in the actual episode both of them were gone following a commercial break.

And Jonathan Winters! His segment was absolutely hysterical. You could ask him a single simple question, and he'd go on for five minutes of utter hilarity without missing a beat. What a comedic genius he was.

Watching these really made me miss the days when talk show guests would smoke and be politically incorrect, and the audiences just laughed because it was funny and not taken seriously.

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2013 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

When reading Carson on TCM I immideatly thought this was about L.M Kit Carson who wrote Texas Chainsaw massacre 2 in 1986 and thought interesting...How wrong I was wink

 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I saw the Tony Curtis, Ronald Reagan and Shelley Winters/Oliver Reed segments. All excellent, though I was disappointed that the Reagan interview was limited to policy. Curtis was the best, some great detail about his early days at Universal-International. Winters was a wreck but her dowsing of Reed was worth the price of admission! Oh, I saw the Doris Day piece, too. Nothing much there.

 Posted:   Jul 17, 2013 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

It is a shame that MOST JOHNNY CARSON stuff before 1972 is gone.

Not all of it Dan. Some B&W, color kinescopes and videotapes survive of the pre 1972 material, such as the time Dean Martin flicked ashes in George Gobel's drink during his monologue while he and Bob Hope were on the couch, and of course, the famous tomahawk demonstration with Ed Ames. The 1968 skit in which Don Rickles walks in when Johnny's being tended to by some geisha girls survives as well. And the musical performances that were seen on Johnny's very last show are still around (but not included on the D.V.D.s because of those accursed musical clearances!). in fact, N.B.C.'s disregard of reusing Carson's tapes to record over other shows led him to own the rights of his shows in the first place (after Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason and Red Skelton). What few people know is that ALL of Carson's "Tonight Shows"'s were in color.

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