Who was the first host of The Tonight Show?

  • Johnny Carson
  • Jack Paar
  • Wilton North
  • Steve Allen correct

    "This program is going to go on forever". That was the line Steve Allen used when first describing the new late night show called "Tonight!" which would air between 11:30 pm and 1:00 am on NBC. Later, the name would be changed to the Tonight Show. In the pilot episode, Allen describes Tonight! as "a mild little show" and says it isn't particularly "spectacular". However, 62 years, 6 hosts, and literally countless guests later, the show is still alive and strong. And thanks to TiVo, most of us can actually watch it at a prime time slot! Source: Variety

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  • Fact of the day

    Twilight was shot in 48 days.
  • This day in 1996

    President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud for the Whitewater Development Corporation

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      London, England
    • Henry Kissinger

      Bavaria, Germany
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      47 years old | Salisbury, Wiltshire
    • Lee Meriwether

      82 years old | Los Angeles, California