Nixon, Carson Sandwiches Are Still In Former Boy Scout's Freezer VP Richard Nixon ate half a sandwich at a campaign stop in Illinois 60 years ago. Steve Jenne took the other half. In 1988, he brought it onto The Tonight Show with a fresh one for Johnny Carson.
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Nixon, Carson Sandwiches Are Still In Former Boy Scout's Freezer

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Nixon, Carson Sandwiches Are Still In Former Boy Scout's Freezer

Nixon, Carson Sandwiches Are Still In Former Boy Scout's Freezer

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NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Sixty years ago, then-Vice President Richard Nixon ate half a buffalo chicken sandwich at a campaign stop in Illinois. And a Boy Scout named Steve Jenne swiped the other half. That leftover sammie is still in Steve's freezer. In 1988, he brought it on to "The Tonight Show" and brought a fresh one for Johnny Carson.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON")

JOHNNY CARSON: Quick. I'll take a bite out of this, and then you can join this...

KING: Jenne still has Carson's sandwich in his freezer, too. It's MORNING EDITION.

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