Long Live the (Late Night) King: Johnny Carson’s Legacy Still Strong

I am grateful to one of Johnny’s “Tonight Show” co-producers – Jim McCawley – who mentored me in the TV Hosting Biz from 1987-1989, and i was able to see the magic of the Tonight Show LIVE from behind the scenes, including watching the show with Robin Williams (from behind Camera 3) for which Jim won an Emmy. Unfortunately, Jim left us much too early when he passed away in 1997. … ~more~

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in memory of my mentor-Steven D. Reuther-who encouraged me to pay it forward

The biggest lessons Steve taught me about the business (& life, for that matter) were about loyalty, honesty, hard-work and to “pay it forward.” Even when i first started in the business in the 80s, i would try to help others who demonstrated they had these virtues and Steve saw that. I continue to mentor loyal, honest, hard-working people, primarily because of Steve, because it reinforces my Buddhist upbringing and embraces my spiritual beliefs today. … ~more~

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