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Lights Down on Carson's 'The Tonight Show'

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As the Johnny Carson era of The Tonight Show winds down, Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, Tonight Show co-producer Jim McCauley and writer Calvin Trillin talk about what they most loved about the show. This show was originally broadcast on May 14, 1992.

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