6pm & Replay 9pm PT
Over its hilarious 60-year history of engaging w/, adapting to & influencing our rapidly changing society, late-night television has grown from a literal "shot-in-the-dark" experiment into a thriving entertainment phenomenon & a vitally important, uniquely American cultural institution. Not only does it keep the country laughing, it powerfully shapes how we see the world around us.
*At the dawn of the TV era in the 1950's, Steve Allen's zany spontaneity turns "Tonight" into a hilarious & unexpected hit; in the early 1960's, it's, Jack Paar's captivating, quirky personality & Johnny Carson's impeccably hip humor.*