Ed McMahon, RIP - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Ed McMahon, RIP
by

I was pleased to see the Conan-ized “Tonight Show” paid tribute to Ed McMahon, but it also reminded me that television appealed more easily to a broader audience during the Carson-McMahon days. Even the “Tonight Show” is now hosted by someone who appeals to a niche audience rather than Middle America. And while there are a few shows left with cross-generational appeal — think “American Idol” — those days are probably gone forever.

Before I was allowed to stay up late enough to watch the “Tonight Show,” my first exposure to McMahon was “T.V.’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes,” which he co-hosted with Dick Clark. It was miles away from Ashton Kutcher’s “Punk’d.”

Sign up to receive our latest updates! Register


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The American Spectator, 122 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, http://spectator.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!