10 Early Late Night TV Interviews You’d Never See Today


Fidel Castro on The Ed Sullivan Show (1959)

“Back before the age of 24-hour cable news and stations dedicated entirely to single sports teams, television was a pretty barren medium dominated by the three major networks. At night, families would gather around the tube to watch early TV talk stars like Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, and Ed Sullivan. While those early shows set the tone for late night shows to come, they weren’t limited to sketch comedy and celebrity promotional tours. Late night hosts occasionally took on hard news and featured interviews with the serious intelligentsia of the day. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most interesting early late night interviews where the hosts serve more as cultural curators than comedians. …”
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                                                            The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

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