The popular late night talk show "The Tonight Show" aired for the very first time on this date back in 1954. Steve Allan was its original host until 1957. The show has gone on to have numerous other hosts, most notably Jack Parr, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and now currently Jimmy Fallon.
TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION
Which comedienne served as, and was given designation of "Permanent Guest Host" later in the tenure of Johnny Carson's run on the show?
a) Carol Burnett
b) Whoopi Goldberg
c) Rita Rudner
d) Joan Rivers
CLIP OF THE DAY
Take a trip down memory lane with some of the best moments of The Tonight Show's longest running hosts, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Then have some additional laughs with its current host, Jimmy Fallon during his very first appearance as host!
DID YOU KNOW . . .
In 2010 a time slot conflict ensued over Jay Leno's new show and The Tonight Show starring Conan O'Brien. Over a brief time, the ratings began dropping for both shows. After many talks and deal proposals, O'Brien opted to leave NBC for the first time in 22 years and went on to have his own show on TBS. Jay Leno resumed hosting duties on The Tonight Show on March 1st, 2010.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined." Johnny Carson
d) Joan Rivers