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 1867

    The US buys Alaska from Russia for, roughly, two cents an acre

    • Vincent van Gogh

      Groot-Zundert, Netherlands
    • Eric Clapton

      72 years old | Ripley, Surrey, England
    • Celine Dion

      49 years old | Charlemagne, Quebec
    • Norah Jones

      38 years old | Brooklyn, New York