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Monday, January 24, 2005

Tribute: Media Mourns A Fallen King

News outlets nationwide are paying tribute to Johnny Carson, who passed away Sunday.

During his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show, Carson reinvented an entire genre of television, setting the standard for the countless talk shows on television today. I would say he will be missed, but he pretty much had been gone from the public eye since retiring in 1992.

Below are a few touching pieces that remember Johnny far more eloquently than I ever could.

Related Links:
N.Y. Times: Johnny Carson, Low-Key King of Late-Night TV, Dies at 79
N.Y. Times: The Joke-Writing Continued After the Curtain Went Down
AP: Late-Night TV King Johnny Carson Mourned
USA Today: He defined late-night TV and launched careers
N.Y. Daily News: Farewell to Johnny
N.Y. Daily News: King Carson best there will ever be
MSNBC: Carson was everyman, with charisma
Miami Herald: American TV icon Johnny Carson dies
N.Y. Post: Dave and Jay Mourn TV's Original King of Late Night

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