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'Tonight Show' a Survivor after 50 Years

Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show for almost 30 years and made it look easy. NPR's Kim Masters talks with two veteran talk show producers who say it's a lot tougher than it looks. Today is the 50th anniversary of the show.

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Kim Masters
Kim Masters covers the business of entertainment for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She joined NPR in 2003.