Were you a fan of Johnny Carson, the King of Late Night, and his interviews on NBC’s The Tonight Show? Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is bringing Carson’s interviews, many of which have not been seen since they originally aired, back into the spotlight with Carson on TCM, a new weekly series.
“The thing about Carson is that he had all the exemplary skills needed for a late-night host. Everyone who has followed has skills, but they don’t have every skill. Probably the most difficult skill is the ability to interview someone and be passionate about it and elicit responses you haven’t heard before. Carson was a master of that,” explains Ron Simon, curator of the Paley Center for Media in New York City.
The show airs on Mondays at 5 PM and promises to feature a new group of 25 interviews next year as well.