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'Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' goes digital on iTunes

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Not only are vintage interviews from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" airing Monday evenings this month on TCM, but nearly 15 hours of video content from the Carson archive will be made available for digital download starting Tuesday on iTunes.

"Johnny would be thrilled to see his legacy transcend generations," Jeff Sotzing, president of Carson Entertainment Group, said in a statement. "We always believed in sharing such universal content, and utilizing technology to showcase the archive that we worked so hard to preserve has allowed us to do just that. Johnny is simply the greatest and his influence will last forever."

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Available for purchase on iTunes will be compilations of clips from the 1960s through 1992, animal high jinks, stand-up comedians and Carson's final broadcast. Also featured are 16 edited episodes highlighting such guests as Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White, David Letterman, Robin Williams and Chevy Chase.

ITunes will also offer 50 alert tones featuring Johnny and Ed McMahon's voices uttering such catchphrases as "Here's Johnny," "Hi-yo" and "We'll be right back."

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