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Before Oprah, Johnny ...

You know, we're all moony about Oprah -- or some of us are, I suppose, but of course I can't help but remember that other great run that ended just about 20 years ago. Twenty, or almost.

Johnny Carson. 

The greatest broadcaster in history.


No one could ever compare.


And when he left the scene, the very TV seemed to deflate, as it if were just a mere pile of wires and tubes, nothing more. TV has never recovered since he left -- as good as O and a few others were. And his final moments on the scene were so perfect, to the man and the moment, that's there's no eartly reason why we can't replay them for you right now. 


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