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  • Famous Veteran: Johnny Carson USNAVY

    07/04/2018 11:14:13 AM PDT · by eastforker · 10 replies ^ | 2018 |
    He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1943, as an apprentice seaman enrolled in the V-5 program, which trained Navy and Marine pilots. He hoped to train as a pilot, but was sent instead to Columbia University for midshipman training. He performed magic for classmates on the side. Commissioned an ensign late in the war, Carson was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania, a battleship on station in the Pacific. He was en route to the combat zone aboard a troopship when the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought the war to a close. The Pennsylvania was torpedoed on...
  • Don’t Axe Me Bro!

    06/22/2017 4:22:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-22-17 | MOTUS
    We pause in the  Trump! Russia! Trump! Russia!  coverage to ponder over what it is about Canada that makes it so cool. Maybe it’s the hot, metrosexual PM Justin Trudeau. Or maybe it’s his counterpoint: the toques and music of the Great White North.Cooo, loo, coo, coo, coo, coo, coo, coooo!But for the moment, everything Canadian is too cool for school. Take the hot new sport sweeping Colorado, Axe Throwing: A new sport is coming to Denver: Ax throwing. Two recreational ax-throwing venues opening this summer are trying to prove that Canadian backyard shenanigans can be as popular as bowling...
  • Johnny Carson — the King of Late Night, and of Good Manners

    05/26/2017 2:35:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2017 | Aaron Goldstein
    He treated political humor gingerly, making The Tonight Show something all of America could enjoy together. It was exactly 25 years ago tonight that Johnny Carson signed off for the last time as the host of The Tonight Show, ending a 30-year run on NBC. Jeff Sotzing was there. “It was an overwhelming outpouring of emotion,” said Sotzing. “We didn’t get standing ovations very often. But beginning that May we got them every night. On the final night, it lasted three minutes. It seemed like it would never end.” Sotzing is now the president of the Carson Entertainment Group and...
  • From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert

    05/09/2017 1:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    In a monologue considered witty by teenagers, teenagers in adult bodies and those who hate President Trump, CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert said about President Trump, "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c*** holster," and "You're turning into a real prick-tator." Witty? Not to many of us. And not just not witty but obscene, which is particularly disturbing because it was broadcast on network television, not cable television. But more than anything, it exemplified a trend in American life that one could identify without any exaggeration as the unraveling of civil society. To...
  • Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

    04/06/2017 11:15:19 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 129 replies
    Variety ^ | 04/06/2017 | Richard Natale
    Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed.
  • Vanity - the Changing Times

    08/07/2016 8:06:17 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 10 replies
    8/7/16 | me
    This evening watching a Johnny Carson show from 1978 on Antenna television network. It was very interesting to note the following... On his show it was shown in the 'guide' that Caitlyn Jenner was a guest on the show along with Rock Hudson. After showing the name of Caitlyn, it then showed the following info: "As himself, Bruce Jenner". An entire industry of revisionists will be required if this 'fad' should began to take on legs. If it were not laughable, the concept would be mind boggling.
  • Johnny Carson comments on illegals

    05/09/2016 6:21:18 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 12 replies
    The Tonight Show ^ | 09/01/77 | johnny carson
    His bit on this begins at the 6:04 mark. Amazing how some things never change. Listen to the solutions he notes Carter proposes.
  • Not a Joke: Chris Matthews Compares Donald Trump to Johnny Carson

    02/25/2016 5:24:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | February 24, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Continuing to operate at full speed well past the 1:00 a.m. Eastern hour on Tuesday (10:00 p.m. Pacific), MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews attempted to analyze Donald Trump’s victory speech after winning the Nevada caucuses by comparing his interaction with supporters to the late Johnny Carson’s relationship with Tonight Show viewers.  Matthews repeatedly claimed that his supporters recognize much of what Trump tells them is “nonsense” and “all shtick” and he “shar[es] with the audience” in the way that “Carson used to do that, Letterman did that” because “[i]t was always the jokes you share” plus “[t]he connection with the...
  • Johnny Carson Returns: Antenna TV to Air Full ‘Tonight Show’ Episodes

    08/12/2015 8:27:19 PM PDT · by Smittie · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | August 12, 2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    Just when it seemed the late-night landscape couldn’t get more competitive, here comes Johnny Carson. Tribune Media’s Antenna TV, the multicast digital channel devoted to vintage television shows, will run full-length episodes of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” nightly at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT starting Jan. 1. Antenna TV has struck a multi-year deal with Carson Entertainment Group to license hundreds of hours of the NBC late-night institution. Antenna will run episodes that aired from 1972 through the end of Carson’s 30-year reign in in 1992. Because NBC owns the rights to “The Tonight Show” moniker, Antenna TV’s...
  • Joanne Carson dies at 83; ex-wife of 'Tonight Show' host (2nd wife of Johnny Carson)

    05/10/2015 10:35:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Colker
    She was a struggling model and he was the host of a TV game show who shyly asked her if she wanted to watch some film clips of his comedy. It was the first date in 1960 in New York City for the future Joanne Carson and Johnny Carson, long before he became the king of late-night television ... Joanne Carson, 83, who later in life became a close confidant of Truman Capote, died Friday at home in Los Angeles. She had been in declining health and was in hospice care ...
  • Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist (You Tube)

    09/05/2014 9:56:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist
  • American Masters~Johnny Carson

    04/28/2014 7:59:22 PM PDT · by mylife · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | 4/15/2012 | PBS
    I sure miss Johnny. Good synopsis of his life
  • Ed Shaughnessy, Longtime ‘Tonight Show’ Drummer, Dead at 84

    05/29/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 23 replies
    JazzTimes ^ | 25 May 13 | Jeff Tamarkin
    Ed Shaughnessy, the drummer who was seen nearly every night for close to three decades as a member of Doc Severinsen’s band on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, died May 24 in Calabasas, Calif. The cause was a heart attack. Shaughnessy was 84.
  • Fallon officially replacing Leno on 'Tonight Show'

    04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013
    Jay Leno has officially announced his retirement from NBC's "Tonight Show." As expected, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno in the spring of 2014 when "Tonight" moves back to New York, to 30 Rock -- 42 years after Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank. With Fallon, 38, NBC hopes to capture the younger viewers and compete with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who moved to an 11:35 timeslot in January. "Congratulations, Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy," Leno said in a statement. "If you need me,...
  • Dean Martin / Johnny Carson 1969 TV

    03/08/2013 6:08:44 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    "Dean Martin on the Tonight Show, May 6 1969. One of the funniest episodes of late-night TV, a snapshot of the anything goes late 60's and Johnny's favorite episode. Dean Martin makes an unexpected appearance and steals the show from Bob Hope. The underrated George Gobel then shows up (in part 2) and unleashes one of the greatest lines of all time. Dean struggles to find an ashtray to the hilarity of all and Johnny is left valiantly trying to hang on to some kind of order and keep the censors happy."
  • Ronald Reagan Talks About Balancing the Budget on "The Tonight Show" (1975)

    12/07/2012 4:04:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
  • 'Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' takes in-depth look [PBS "Carson's Cellar" Airs 5/14]

    05/13/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 13, 2012 | Greg Braxton
    A PBS 'American Masters' documentary investigates the mystique of the elusive 'Tonight Show' host, 20 years after he left TV. Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer all made their best pitch but were turned down. Johnny Carson, the man who changed forever the world of late-night talk, wasn't talking. The network news powerhouses had separately attempted to secure interviews with Carson to get him to speak about his life and his place as one of the most influential figures in TV history. But from his 1992 retirement after 30 years on"The Tonight Show"until his death in 2005 at age...
  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Johnny Carson parodies a politician

    11/10/2010 8:28:21 AM PST · by tisket · 8 replies · 1+ views
    You want a real good laugh, watch this!!
  • Carnac The Munificent ($156M to charity)

    08/09/2010 3:43:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    New tax filing reveals $156 million transfer from Johnny Carson estate to charitable foundation $$$ AUGUST 9--In an unprecedented act of celebrity philanthropy, the charitable foundation created by Johnny Carson has reported receiving $156 million from a personal trust established by the entertainer years prior to his January 2005 death, The Smoking Gun has learned. The nine-figure transfer from the late entertainer’s estate was disclosed in a tax return filed three months ago by the John W. Carson Foundation, records show. The massive bequest leaves the Carson foundation with assets dwarfing the largest Hollywood charities--even the foundation run by entertainment...