Sunday, January 23, 2005

Adieu Johnny

A while back I interviewed Jon Stewart, and we discussed Johnny Carson (1925-2005). Here's what Stewart said about him:

"I admire him for what he was able to accomplish and the fact that his show had a gentility and a sharpness, at the same time, that you can't get in, as the kids say, today's workaday world. It's from a bygone era when you didn't have to entertain by moving as loud and as fast as you could with the petrifying fear that if you don't, people at home who forgot to take their Ritalin that day will switch over to 'Blind Date' episodes. It's just a different world."

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