It has had several recurring guest hosts including Ernie Kovacs during the Steve Allen era and Joey Bishop , David Letterman , Joan Rivers , George Lucas , David Brenner , and Leno during Johnny Carson's stewardship along with dozens of occasional substitutes , although the practice has been abandoned since Carson's departure, with hosts preferring reruns to showcasing potential rivals. The Tonight Show is the world's longest-running talk show and the longest-running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States. Over the course of more than 60 years, The Tonight Show has undergone only minor title changes. It aired under the name Tonight for several of its early years, as well as Tonight Starring Jack Paar and The Jack Paar Show due to the runaway popularity of its host, eventually settling permanently on The Tonight Show after Carson began his tenure in , albeit with the host's name always included in the title. Beginning with Carson's debut episode, network programmers, advertisers, and the show's announcers would refer to the show by including the name of the host; for example, it is currently announced as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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The Chrysler brand may be a very small part of a massive international conglomerate today, but when this Royal was built, it was a major player in new-car sales. Before it ended up in Leno's collection, this car was owned by his predecessor as host of "The Tonight Show," Johnny Carson. It was originally owned by Carson's father, and Carson drove it when he was a teenager. Years later, Carson was reunited with the car in a television special that documented his return to his Nebraska hometown. Producers bought it from the second owner as a surprise for Carson.
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That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Leno writes a regular column in Popular Mechanics showcasing his car collection and giving automotive advice. He also writes occasional "Motormouth" articles for The Sunday Times. His father, Angelo — , was an insurance salesman who was born in New York, to immigrants from Flumeri , Italy.
Comedians and cars , they seem to go together like steak and eggs. What better way to do that then wrenching on and driving cool cars , especially American rides. Instead of scrapping the entire project, the automaker incorporated the aerodynamic principles learned from the Airflow to the Royal, which launched in as the replacement to the Chrysler Six.