Johnny Carson, the consummate ‘King of Late Night,’ holds court on Antenna TV

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Eureka! An impeccably dressed, princely 35-year-old Johnny Carson is captured during his five-year reign as host of the ABC game show “Who Do You Trust?” in 1960. Image Credit: Archive Photos / Getty
Watch a fascinating hour long panel discussion that Antenna TV produced called “Cocktails and Carson Conversations.” “Tonight Show” bandleader Doc Severinsen, frequent “Tonight Show” guest comedian Tom Dreesen, Carson Entertainment Group president Jeff Sotzing (the host’s real life nephew), and Carson chronicler Bill Zehme are interviewed circa March 2, 2016.
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Broadcast on February 14, 1972, slick local television personality Art Fern [Johnny Carson] and bombshell matinee lady Carol Wayne are captured during an “Art Fern’s Tea Time Movie” sketch on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.’ Image Credit: NBCU Photo Bank / Getty Images
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Johnny Carson (Adam) and Betty White (Eve) can barely suppress their laughter as saxophonist Tommy Newson arrives as the first boring divorce lawyer in the biblical Garden of Eden during a February 8, 1979 episode of “The Tonight Show.” Photography by Gene Arias / NBCU Photo Bank / Getty Images
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Flashily dressed bandleader Doc Severinsen and ever loyal sidekick Ed McMahon flank a grinning Johnny Carson behind the desk of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” circa 1978. Image Credit: NBCU Photo Bank / Getty Images
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Johnny Carson demonstrates a witty zinger during a desk segment on “The Tonight Show” as sidekick Ed McMahon dutifully emits a hearty chuckle, circa 1986. Image Credit: NBCU Photo Bank / Getty Images
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Former “Tonight Show” writer Michael Barrie poses with Johnny Carson aboard the latter’s prized Serengeti yacht, circa 2003. Image Credit: The Mike Barrie Collection

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