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Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

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Explore the career, complexities and contradictions of the biggest star television has ever produced. American Masters receives unprecedented access to Johnny Carson’s personal and professional archives, including all existing episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Carson's succession to Jack Paar as host of "The Tonight Show" and the 20th anniversary of Carson's retirement.

American Masters
Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Monday, May 14 at 8pm on PBS North