Johnny Carson

Mr. Carson’s scrubbed Midwestern presence was so appealing that he succeeded in unifying a fractious nation.

“Anyone looking at the show 100 years from now probably will have no trouble understanding what made Carson so widely popular and permitted him such longevity. He was affable, accessible, charming and amusing, not just a very funny comedian but the kind of guy you would gladly welcome into your home.”

from an article in the N.Y.Times written by Richard Severo & Bill Carter

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