Show Business: The Great Carsoni

It is that time at night when the news is over and some smily-toothed character is guessing tomorrow's weather. At that moment insomniacs all over America grab for the TV schedule to check the late and late late movies. Every weekday night, 260 weekday nights a year, some 8,700,000 of them decide against the films in favor of spending their last waking hour and 45 minutes with Johnny Carson.

What they see is a trim, agreeable fellow whose all-American good looks at 39 are just this side of boyish, whose doubletakes are this side of...

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