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The Museum of Television & Radio joins the world in mourning the death of Johnny Carson. In tribute to his great talent, the Museum will draw from its collection of more than 2,000 episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson to showcase some of the most memorable episodes and moments, including the farewell show with Bette Midler and the infamous tomahawk throw with Ed Ames.

As host of The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, Mr. Carson was a towering talent who dominated late-night programming for over three decades. He changed the landscape of television and sustained a role as an arbiter of American pop culture that has few equals. In 1995, Johnny Carson began donating all of the existing programs of his show to the Museum, and they are now part of the Museum?s permanent collection and are available for viewing at individual consoles in both New York and Los Angeles.

Added by MTR on January 27, 2005

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