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In this May 21, 1992 file photo, talk show host Johnny Carson listens to entertainer Bette Midler sing him a farewell love song during the second-to-last taping of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif.  With his debut as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" 50 years ago this October, until he retired from the show on May 22, 1992, he was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night," a two-hour "American Masters" portrait premiers Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, file)

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