Tuesday, December 4 at 8 p.m.
Explore the life and career of "The Tonight Show" host — seen by more people than anyone else in U.S. history — through unprecedented access to Carson’s personal and professional archives, including all existing episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1962-1992. Interviews with family, colleagues, and performers who appeared, began, or were influenced by "The Tonight Show" illuminate his story: David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, Angie Dickinson, David Steinberg, Don Rickles, Carl Reiner, Doc Severinsen, and others. Kevin Spacey narrates.
**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**