There will never be another Johnny Carson. Call me a nostalgic, sentimental sap -- but after watching the American Masters documentary called "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night" on PBS, I just wanted to watch the program over and over again. The documentary masterfully takes the viewer on a journey of Johnny Carson's life -- from childhood through his death in 2005. In my opinion, it does a fabulous job of paying tribute to a private, complex man who had a superstar, larger-than-life persona.
If you grew up watching Johnny Carson like I did, you know what a unique and talented talk show host and entertainer he truly was. Generations tuned into The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson night after night -- sometimes falling sleep while watching his show. Often times, I was one of those people. And, it seems like only yesterday. But then again, most of my fondest memories seem like they happened only yesterday.
Johnny Carson was a true, American icon. To me, he was special and one-of-a-kind. I'll never forget his charm, his style, his grace, his good looks, and his terrific sense of timing and humor. And, he was part of a magical era -- the likes of which we will never see again.