New Release: Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 15-DVD set

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson sceneThe late Johnny Carson, former host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show, would have turned 85 on Oct. 23, 2010, and to celebrate, Respond2 Entertainment delivered the 15-DVD box set Tonight: 4 Decades of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson three days later on Oct. 26.

Priced at $119.99, the set features more than 50 episodes selected by the TV talk show’s producer as the best from the series’ 30-year run from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The DVDs also offer more than 30 hours of material that has not been released on DVD before, including rescued footage from shows that aired in the 1960s and new interviews with some of Carson’s regular guest stars, such as actress Loni Anderson, comedian David Brenner and fan-favorite animal handler Jim Fowler.

Episodes in the Tonight DVD set feature, among others:

  • Woody Allen
  • The Muppets
  • Albert Brooks
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Bette Midler
  • The Jackson 5
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Oliva Newton-John
  • Chevy Chase
  • Richard Pryor
  • Steve Martin
  • David Letterman
  • Robin Williams
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Brooke Shields
  • Bill Cosby
  • George Carlin
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Bill Clinton
  • and B.B. King.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.