The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show that has aired on NBC since 1954. It is the longest currently running regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States, and the third longest-running show on NBC, after Meet the Press and Today. The Tonight Show has been hosted by Steve Allen , Jack Paar , Johnny Carson , Jay Leno , and Conan O'Brien . Many guest hosts have also appeared, particularly during the Paar and Carson eras. The longest serving host to date was Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 29 seasons, from the fall of 1962 through the...
|On the air:||September 27, 1954|
|Writers:||Leonard B. Stern, Stan Burns, Mike Marmer|