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'Tonight Show' a Survivor after 50 Years

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'Tonight Show' a Survivor after 50 Years

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'Tonight Show' a Survivor after 50 Years

'Tonight Show' a Survivor after 50 Years

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Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show for almost 30 years and made it look easy. NPR's Kim Masters talks with two veteran talk show producers who say it's a lot tougher than it looks. Today is the 50th anniversary of the show.