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7:44 a.m. • 12-18-13
7 Day Forecast
The man who's still late night royalty celebrates today.
For 30 freakin' years, Johnny Carson helmed "The Tonight Show" as, basically, the perfect talk-show host -- affable, consistently funny, relaxed and idiosyncratic. His final episode was one of the classiest things imaginable -- just him, sitting on a stool, saying goodbye, in the respectful, mannered way that one would expect from a good Midwestern boy. Who was an earlier "Tonight Show" host?