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American Masters (2012 Season) – "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night"
Interviwees
Air date: 05/12/2012

(in alphabetical order – as of 12/19/2011)

Mike Barrie – The Tonight Show writer, 1968-1972, 1978-1992
Ginny Beauregard – former personal assistant
Richard Benjamin
Paul Block – former The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson talent coordinator
Mel Brooks
Drew Carey
Joanne Carson – second wife
Bill Carter – author, The Late Shift; media critic, The New York Times
Dick Cavett
Perry Cross – first producer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Ellen DeGeneres
Angie Dickinson
Joan Embery, animal expert
Jimmy Fallon
Dan Gingold – stagehand, Carson’s Cellar
Arsenio Hall
Stan Irwin – former producer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Al Jean – former The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson writer
Graham Kaye – Carson’s tennis coach
Peter Lassally – former The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson executive producer
Steve Lawrence
Laurence Leamer – Carson biographer
Jay Leno
David Letterman
Rick Ludwin – NBC Executive in Charge of Primetime and Late Night Programming
Steve Martin
Claudia McMahon – Ed McMahon’s daughter
Bob Newhart
Conan O’Brien
Carl Reiner
Don Rickles
Joan Rivers
Ray Romano
Helen Sanders – former assistant
Jerry Seinfeld
Doc Severinsen
Garry Shandling
Jeff Sotzing – nephew and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson producer
Tom Shales – TV critic
Ed Shaughnessy – former The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson drummer
Raymond Siller – The Tonight Show Staring Johnny Carson writer, 1969, 1976-1988
David Steinberg
Craig Tennis – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson head talent coordinator, 1968-1976
Bob Wright – NBC President and CEO, 1986-2001
Bill Zehme – Carson biographer

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