Magazine article Variety

Gotham, Paar Excellence

Magazine article Variety

Gotham, Paar Excellence

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On the September 1954 bow of NBC's "Tonight," Steve Allen commented, "This show is going to go on forever." He was right. A1959 ad in Variety saluted the third-year start of Jack Paar, famous for being intelligent, mercurial and for battling the censors. He was succeeded in 1962 by Johnny Carson, who was host when the N.Y. show moved to L A. in 1972. Now Jimmy Fallon (p.36) is taking it back to where it all began.

Tonight maries the end of our second neuron the air; tomorrow,maybe, the start of our third.

In the year ahead, ice hope to bring America more of the type of programming u-hieh has tal to such kind words as these, hist week, from Jack O'I Irian:

"When Robert K< nncdy, chief counsel of the Senate Rackets Com mi the, iras introduced by Juck I'aar last midnight, tin length and intensity of the oration from, ilu si ml in audience moved I'aar to comment in pure uuiazemi nt:

'This is the biggest, Ion gist henal this show ever gart anyone, since it started. …

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