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'In the Company of Legends' recalls their documentary career with stars
'In the Company of Legends' recalls their documentary career with stars

When they were looking for a host for their 1987 PBS documentary "Jimmy Stewart: A Wonderful Life," producer Joan Kramer and director David Heeley decided to approach Johnny Carson. The host of "The Tonight Show" was a big fan of the Oscar-winner and frequently had the beloved actor on the late-night NBC show. Though Carson had a reputation for being aloof, the filmmaking team found him warm and enthusiastic. "We kept waiting to see the difficult Johnny Carson," Heeley said. "We didn't see that. When we met him, it was at his house. What a way to meet somebody like that." Kramer believed that Carson was eager to host the documentary...

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