The thing about Johnny Carson was, you could barely tell his politics. Sure, from the sounds of it, he was left of center. But what made him so great was, you couldn't tell. His jokes and so forth didn't give off some political spin that today's comics do. And other then this interview, Carson kept to himself and stayed out of the limelight. Unlike some of today's so-called entertainers.
He may not be perfect (of course) but he was still a great man.
I'm not convinced he was left of center.
Merv Griffin is GOP and a close friend.
Heck, in the LKL transcript, Merv talks
about Johnny meeting President Reagan and
First Lady Nancy and being worried about
how they'd receive him because of the jokes
he told... naturally both Reagan's hugged him!
I think Carson was a class act.
His personal politics were kept to himself
as far as I can tell.
Agreed, that is why I quit watching Leno, and Letterman, and SNL all hang their politics on their sleaves.