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 Season 18 (NBC)(1979-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Uploaded June 2020]
references:
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NYT and Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 

 
    ##### Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson #####
########### season 18 1979-1980 ###############
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NBC Monday to Friday 11:30pm to 1am

 
  18.01 [4323] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson: 17th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
01Oct1979 2hr 9pm to 11pm
Host Johnny Carson
Spotlighting such celebrities as Steve Martin, Bob Hope,
Burt Reynolds and James Stewart.
Other celebrities to be seen in the anniversary show via
clips include: Anthony Quinn, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise,
Steve Lawrence, Doug McClure and many others.
This is the first time Johnny Carson will present his anniversary
show in primetime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd42so4Zg6Q


18.02 [4324] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Oct1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actor Larry Hagman
singer Carol Lawrence
mimes Shields and Yarnell
and the Harlem Globetrotters.

18.03 [4325] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Oct1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actress Melissa Gilbert
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox
and singer Della Reese.
*Note: [Reporter Times]
Della Reese collapsed during the taping of "The Tonight Show" Wednesday and paramedics
took her to the hospital. She collapsed while performing her second song on the show.

18.04 [4326] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Oct1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
actress Anne Baxter
comedian Orson Bean
comedienne Phyllis Diller
and mentalist Kreskin.

18.05 [4327] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Oct1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Jerry Van Dyke
actor Earl Holliman
Donna Woolfolk Cross author of "Word Abuse: How the Words We Use, Use Us"
and singer-actress Rita Moreno.

18.06 [4328] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Oct1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actress Elizabeth Ashley
handwhistler Ben Brenner
consumer expert David Horowitz
and The Chicken.

18.07 [4329] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Oct1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Martin Mull
actor Mike Farrell
basketball player Bill Russell
and singer Tom Sullivan.

18.08 [4330] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Oct1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actress Elke Sommer
actor John Ritter
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
author Joseph Wambaugh
and Country singer Freddy Fender.

18.09 [4331] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Oct1979
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
comedians David Letterman
and Kip Adotta
actor Robert Guillaume
actress Anne Lockhart
and singer Jose Feliciano.

18.10 [4332] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Oct1979
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
comedian Fred Willard
singer-actress Cher
TV critic Cleveland Amory
and singer Billy Preston.

18.11 [4333] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Oct1979
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
actor Dudley Moore
actresses Susan Sullivan
and Teri Garr
and singer Aretha Franklin.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Oct1979 [repeat from 10May78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mac Davis, Carol Neblett, Erma Bombeck, Louis Nizer.


18.12 [4334] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Oct1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Carol Burnett
actress Kate Mulgrew
TV game show host Bert Convy
grammarian Richard Mitchell
and singer Ray Price.

18.13 [4335] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Oct1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Charlton Heston
actresses Arlene Golonka
and Merie Earle.
Also, the singing dog finals.

18.14 [4336] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Oct1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charlie Callas
actors Erik Estrada
and William Devane
actress Marsha Mason
Tom Wolfe author of "The Right Stuff"
and Opera singer Placido Domingo.

18.15 [4337] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Oct1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian George Miller
singer-actress Shirley Jones
and TV writer Charles Osgood.

18.16 [4338] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Oct1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actress Mariette Hartley
singer-actor-dancer Ben Vereen
sportscaster Bob Uecker
and Cheryl Prewitt, Miss America.

18.17 [4339] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Oct1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedians George Gobel
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
magician Stan (The Great) Kramien
and singer-songwriter Steve Goodman.

18.18 [4340] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Oct1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actor Larry Hagman
mimes Shields & Yarnell
singer-dancer-actor Joel Grey
and the Harlem Globetrotters.

18.19 [4341] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Oct1979 [Arizona Republic]
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actor George Hamilton
actress Lindsay Wagner
John Keane known as "Sherlock Bones"
and The Treniers.

18.20 [4342] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Oct1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
bandleader Lawrence Welk
actor Jim Davis
singers Peggy Lee
and Jim Stafford.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Oct1979 [repeat from 16Apr78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tony Bennett, Bess Armstrong, David Horowitz, Bob Speca.


18.21 [4343] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Oct1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor James Woods
Kansas farmer Wally Lattimer
baseball player Dan Ford
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

18.22 [4344] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Joan Rivers
actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Dr. Paul Ehrlich
and singer June Valli.

18.23 [4345] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actress Bo Derek
Mickey Ziffren author of "A Political Affair"
Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo
and musician Pete Fountain.

18.24 [4346] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Nov1979
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Steve Martin
actor Art Carney
composer Marvin Hamlisch
and Sister Sledge.

18.25 [4347] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actresses Angie Dickinson
and Sydney Goldsmith
TV game show host Bert Convy
and writer Garson Kanin.

18.26 [4348] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Nov1979 NBC Wed [rerun 27Jul81]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Robert Blake
actress Jean Marsh
baseball player Dan Ford
flautist James Galway
and singer Marilyn Maye.

18.27 [4349] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Kate Jackson
actor Michael Douglas
and Opera singer Marilyn Horne.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4oUW8vCeRs


18.28 [4350] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Tim Conway
actor Robby Benson
actress Mary-Margaret Humes
and Paul Erdman author of "The Crash of '79".

18.29 [4351] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Nov1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedienne Betty White
actress Patti D'Arbanville
Dr. Wayne Dyer
and singer-songwriter Harry Chapin
who performs "Mail Order Annie" and "Get On With It".

18.30 [4352] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actress Elizabeth Ashley
bodybuilder-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Richard Mitchell author of "Less Than Words Can Say"
and singer Bette Midler.

18.31 [4353] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Fernando Lamas
actress Jean Marsh
former convict Ray Johnson
and singer-songwriter Barry Manilow.

18.32 [4354] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
singer Steve Lawrence
and musician Dizzy Gillespie.

18.33 [4355] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actress Raquel Welch
documentary director Bud Greenspan
and Opera singer Carol Neblett.

18.34 [4356] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Nov1979
Guest Host David Steinberg
Guests
actor Burt Reynolds
singer-actress Rita Moreno
and political columnist Richard Reeves.

18.35 [4357] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Suzanne Pleshette
writer Buck Henry
TV personality Sarah Purcell
and singer Joe Williams.

18.36 [4358] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
actor Tony Randall of the film "Scavenger Hunt"
Thomas Thompson author of "Serpentine"
and drummer Buddy Rich who performs "Ya Gotta Try".
During this day-before-Thanksgiving episode,
Johnny Carson invites Doc Severinsen to Thanksgiving dinner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_hEG8FiQQ


18.37 [4359] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Arlene Golonka
politician George Wallace
silent film actress Bartine Burkett Zane
and singer Tony Bennett.

18.38 [4360] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian George Carlin
Michael Korda author of "Charmed Lives"
Opera singer Brenda Boozer
and singer Pat Boone.

18.39 [4361] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Nov1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actress Susan Saint James
comedian Gallagher
and singer Bobby Goldsboro.

18.40 [4362] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Johnny Yune
football star Joe Namath
Country singer Crystal Gayle
vibraharpist Red Norvo
and Jazz pianist Ross Tompkins.

18.41 [4363] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charlie Callas
Calvin Trillin author of "American Fried"
singer Donna Summer
and The Oak Ridge Boys.

18.42 [4364] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actor Dick Van Patten
author Donna Woolfolk Cross
and singer Melissa Manchester.

18.43 [4365] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Nov1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor James Woods
columnist Erma Bombeck
Opera singer Beverly Sills
and entertainer Monti Rock III.

18.44 [4366] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Dec1979
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actress Marilu Henner
actor James Earl Jones
singer Billy Eckstine and his daughter Gina
and Country singer Tammy Wynette.

18.45 [4367] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Dec1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actor Mike Farrell
actress Bonnie Franklin
Dr. Joyce Brothers
and harmonica player Larry Adler.

18.46 [4368] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Dec1979
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Tom Dreesen
actresses Jacqueline Bisset
and Teri Garr
writer George Plimpton
and entertainer Wil Shriner.

18.47 [4369] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Dec1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
actor James Coco
actress Barbi Benton
TV critic Cleveland Amory
and singer Vic Damone.

18.48 [4370] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Dec1979
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Kip Addotta
actor William Shatner
actress Lauren Tewes
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
and singer Donna Theodore.

18.49 [4371] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Dec1979 [Detroit Free Press]
Guest Host Steve Lawrence
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actor Jack Klugman
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox
and musician-comedian Pete Barbutti.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Dec1979 [repeat from 17May78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jane Fonda, Ethel Merman, Charlie Callas, Dr. Carl Sagan.


18.50 [4372] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Dec1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedy writer-director Carl Reiner
actor Henry Winkler
author Tom Wolfe
and musician-bandleader Louie Bellson.

18.51 [4373] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Dec1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Steve Martin
writer Garson Kanin
singer Phyllis Newman
and Opera tenor Placido Domingo.

18.52 [4374] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Dec1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Ricky Schroder
Olympic medalist Bruce Jenner
Dr. Robert Ballard
and singer-actress Connie Stevens.

18.53 [4375] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Dec1979
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
actor Buddy Ebsen
Country singer-actor Roy Rogers
flamenco dancer Jose Molina
and singer Mel Tormé.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Dec1979 [repeat from 19May78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Robert Blake, Ronny Graham, Dorothy Fuldheim, Kellee Peterson.


18.54 [4376] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Dec1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
football star O.J. Simpson
actress Joyce Van Patten
and singer John Davidson.

18.55 [4377] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Dec1979 [Detroit Free Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
actor Bruce Dern
and Opera singer Judith Blegen who performs "O Holy Night".
Plus, a new products demonstration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZYdBWBS0p8&list=PLN27Dkvp_PlXFhrgEfyYBj4U__b1Q2BwH&index=26


18.56 [4378] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Dec1979
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Steve Landesberg
singer-dancer-actor Fred Astaire
author Richard Mitchell
and musician Al Hirt.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Dec1979
pre-empted for Christmas Eve programming.


18.57 [4379] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Dec1979
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
actor Ron Howard
actress Betty White
and the Lennon Sisters.

18.58 [4380] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Dec1979
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
actor George Lindsey
mentalist Kreskin
and singer Anthony Newley.

18.59 [4381] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Dec1979
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
impressionist Fred Travalena
singer-songwriter Paul Williams
and the Hudson Brothers.

18.60 [4382] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Dec1979
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
actor Robert Guillaume
Dr. Lendon Smith
singer Charo
and the Hudson Brothers.

18.61 [4383] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Dec1979
Guest Host John Davidson
Guests
actors Dennis Weaver
and Gil Gerard
actress Lynn Redgrave
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jan1980 [repeat from 02Jun78]
"The Best of Carson"
with James Coco, Kelly Monteith, Barbara Howar


18.62 [4384] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Karl Malden
actress Teri Garr
Jazz pianist Eubie Blake
and Country singer Mel Tillis.

18.63 [4385] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian George Burns
football player Sean Morey
consumer expert David Horowitz
and singer Johnny Mathis.

18.64 [4386] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Martin Mull
actor Robert Blake
actress Marsha Mason
author Tom Wolfe
and Playboy playmate Dorothy Mays.

18.65 [4387] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Jan1980
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actor Jack Klugman
actress Barbi Benton
and animal expert Dr. Michael Fox.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jan1980 [repeat from 16Jun78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Robert Mitchum, Ann-Margaret, Tom Dreesen.


18.66 [4388] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Jan1980 [Arizona Republic]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
actresses Cloris Leachman
and Sydney Goldsmith
actor Robby Benson
and comedian Argus Hamilton.

18.67 [4389] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actress Phyllis George
actor Mike Farrell
football player Sean Morey
and writer Jerzy Kosinski.

18.68 [4390] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actress Lauren Bacall
actor Tony Randall
and Jazz pianist Eubie Blake.

18.69 [4391] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Jan1980
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
comedian-actor Billy Crystal
actress Beatrice Arthur
and singer-actress Rita Moreno.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jan1980 [repeat from 23Jun78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Elizabeth Ashley, Buck Henry, Johnny Yune, Tim Severin.


18.70 [4392] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
actors Tony Randall
and Patrick Duffy
and football star Joe Namath.

18.71 [4393] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Jan1980 [Charlotte News]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV host Tom Snyder
actor James Woods
game show host Bert Convy
and musician-bandleader Benny Goodman.

18.72 [4394] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actress Angie Dickinson
documentary director Bud Greenspan
and singer Melissa Manchester.

18.73 [4395] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Jan1980
Guest Host Kenny Rogers
Guests
comedian Gallagher
actress Sandy Duncan
humorist Sam Levenson
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

18.74 [4396] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jan1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actor Wayne Rogers
football player Vince Ferragamo
composer Marvin Hamlisch
and singer-songwriter Rupert Holmes.

18.75 [4397] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Jan1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actress Linda Lavin
singer-dancer-actor Ben Vereen
basketball star Meadowlark Lemon
and singer-musician Jose Feliciano.

18.76 [4398] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Jan1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
consumer advocate Ralph Nader
singers Sarah Vaughan
and Jim Stafford.

18.77 [4399] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jan1980
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
actor Ricky Schroder
singer-actress Bernadette Peters
Vincent Patrick author of "The Pope of Greenwich Village"
and singer Donna Summer.

18.78 [4400] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Jan1980 [Ashbury Park Press]
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian George Gobel
actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
singer Roger Whitaker
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jan1980 [repeat from 27Jul78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Angie Dickinson Bobby Kelton, David Horowitz, Marilyn Horne.


18.79 [4401] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Jan1980 [Detroit Free Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Kelly Monteith
actress Candice Bergen
and singer-songwriter Mac Davis.

18.80 [4402] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Jan1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Michael Landon
animal expert Jim Fowler
Dr. Paul Ehrlich
and singer Donna Theodore.

18.81 [4403] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Richard Pryor
entertainer Bob Hope
actress Teri Garr
and singer Ray Charles.

18.82 [4404] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Feb1980
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
actor John Ritter of "Three's Company"
actress Maude Adams
singer Clint Holmes
and musician Sergio Mendes.

18.83 [4405] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Feb1980 [rerun 20Jan82]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Tom Dreesen
actor McLean Stevenson
author Henry T. Smith
singers Natalie Cole
and Peabo Bryson.

18.84 [4406] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Rodney Dangerfield
actress Mariette Hartley
Dr. Lendon Smith
and singer Robert Goulet.

18.85 [4407] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Lucille Ball
comedian Kelly Monteith
sportscaster Dick Enberg
and singing group Friendship.

18.86 [4408] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actresses Marsha Mason
and Merie Earle
and singer-actress Nell Carter who performs "Mean to Me", "Cash for Your Trash."

18.87 [4409] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Feb1980 [Courier-News]
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedians Jimmie Walker
and Dick Shawn
actress Natalie Wood
and Dan Ford author of "Pappy: The Life of John Ford".

18.88 [4410] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Patrick Duffy
and Red Buttons
writer William F. Buckley, Jr.
and singer-dancer Ann Reinking.

18.89 [4411] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Steve Martin
and Bob Newhart
actress Lynn Redgrave
and singer Linda Hopkins.

18.90 [4412] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Ali MacGraw
TV host Phil Donahue
magician Doug Henning
and singer Pat Boone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYKzFoVr-nM


18.91 [4413] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bobby Kelton
actor Beau Bridges
humorist Calvin Trillin
and singer Dionne Warwick.

18.92 [4414] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Feb1980
Guest Host Roy Clark
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actress Suzanne Somers
mentalist Kreskin
and Country singer Tammy Wynette.

18.93 [4415] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Alan King
and Argus Hamilton
actor George Segal
actress Savannah Smith
and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.

18.94 [4416] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Dom DeLuise
and Johnny Yune
model-actress Lauren Hutton
and Country singer Mel Tillis.

18.95 [4417] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Steve Landesberg
actress Loni Anderson
Bill Underwood
and singer Engelbert Humperdinck.

18.96 [4418] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian George Miller
entertainer Dean Martin
singer-actress Florence Henderson
and gymnast Kurt Thomas.

18.97 [4419] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Feb1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Jimmy Aleck
actor John Ritter
author Irving Wallace
and singer Hoyt Axton.

18.98 [4420] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor William Devane
actress Sydney Goldsmith
consumer expert David Horowitz
and drummer Buddy Rich.

18.99 [4421] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actor Oliver Reed
singers Anita O'Day
and Jim Stafford.

18.100 [4422] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Feb1980 [rerun 15Apr82]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Charlie Callas
actor Robert Blake
Marine Bambi Lin Finney (who posed nude for Playboy)
former convict Ray Johnson
and flautist James Galway.

18.101 [4423] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Feb1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Helen Shaver
author Jerry Weissman
Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo
and singer Anthony Newley.

18.102 [4424] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Mar1980
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Gary Mule Deer
actor Vincent Price
actresses Cindy Williams
and Diana Canova
and singer Anthony Newley.

18.103 [4425] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Mar1980 [Miami News]
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Milton Berle
actor Steve Guttenberg
and Japanese singing duo Pink Lady.

18.104 [4426] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Mar1980
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
actress Stephanie Faracy
journalist-author Pete Hamill
and singer Charo.

18.105 [4427] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Mar1980 [Miami News]
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
actor William Conrad
singer-actress Susan Anton
animal expert Dr. Michael Fox
and the Hudson Brothers.

18.106 [4428] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Mar1980
Guest Host David Brenner
Guests
comedian Redd Foxx
actor Ricardo Montalban
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
and singer Edna Lev.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Mar1980 [repeat from 21Jul78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Richard Pryor, Dave Brubeck, Dorothy Fuldheim, Steve Lawrence.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Mar1980 [repeat from 12May78]
"The Best of Carson"
with McLean Stevenson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bill Kirchenbauer, Dr. Lendon Smith

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Mar1980 [repeat from 02Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Burt Reynolds, Susan Sarandon, Dick Van Patten, Renn Woods, Andrew Tobias.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Mar1980 [repeat from 03Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Fernando Lamas, Peggy Lee, Gallagher.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Mar1980 [repeat from 11Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Farrah Fawcett, Buddy Rich, Donna Summer, Charlie Callas.


18.107 [4429] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Mar1980
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
actor Rob Reiner
actress Betty White
author Joseph Wambaugh
and singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Mar1980 [repeat from 17Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Elia Kazan, Bess Armstrong, Bobby Kelton.


18.108 [4430] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Mar1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.
comedian Tim Conway
Chef Julia Child
and musician Pete Fountain.

18.109 [4431] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Mar1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian-actor Billy Crystal
actress Suzanne Somers
and Country singer Loretta Lynn.

18.110 [4432] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Mar1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
game show host Bert Convy
actress Jean Marsh
columnist Erma Bombeck
and The Manhattan Transfer.

18.111 [4433] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Mar1980 [Charlotte News]
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedian Kip Addotta
actor Judd Hirsch
actress Paula Prentiss
etiquette expert Tish Baldridge
and the Oak Ridge Boys.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Mar1980 [repeat from 04Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Carlin, Lola Falana, Charles Frank.


18.112 [4434] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Mar1980 [Spokesman-Review]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Henry Fonda
and Fernando Lamas
actress Lacey Neuhaus
and Country singer Crystal Gayle.

18.113 [4435] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Mar1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Sterling Hayden
football star Joe Namath
Opera singer Judith Blegen
and singer-songwriter Mac Davis.

18.114 [4436] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Mar1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor William Holden
comedy writer-director Carl Reiner
trumpet player Clark Terry
and singer Steve Lawrence.

18.115 [4437] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Mar1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Pat Paulsen
actress Cloris Leachman
Paul Strassels author of "All You Need to Know About the IRS"
and singer Della Reese.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Apr1980 [repeat from 09Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dean Martin, Martin Mull, Erma Bombeck, Johnny Mathis.


18.116 [4438] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Apr1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Bill Rafferty
actress Teri Garr
drummer Buddy Rich
and singer Tony Bennett.

18.117 [4439] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Apr1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedienne Joan Rivers
comedian Byron Allen
actor Dick Van Patten
model-actress Beverly Johnson
and mountaineer-cinematographer Mike Hoover.

18.118 [4440] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Apr1980 [Palm Beach Post]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Tony Randall
and Lou Ferrigno
karate expert Bill Underwood
singers Melissa Manchester
and Tony Bennett.

18.119 [4441] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Apr1980
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
comedian Don Rickles
sportscaster Bob Uecker
author Joseph Wambaugh
and singer-musician Tom Waits.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Apr1980 [repeat from 18Aug78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Marilu Tolo, Larry Gatlin, Buck Henry, Jack Douglas.


18.120 [4442] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Apr1980 [Arizona Republic]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Suzanne Pleshette
Kansas farmer Wally Lattimer
model-actress Sydney Goldsmith
and the All-Girl Jazz Band.

18.121 [4443] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Apr1980 [Charlotte News]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Letterman
actor Jack Klugman
author Tom Wolfe
and Opera singer Carol Neblett.

18.122 [4444] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Apr1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian George Miller
actresses Angie Dickinson
and Nedra Volz
and singer-actress Liza Minnelli who performs "I'm Old-Fashioned".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lq6pugU_14


18.123 [4445] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Apr1980 [Arizona Republic]
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
comedian Bobby Kelton
actor Richard Benjamin
actress Betty White
flamenco dancer Jose Molina
and singer Leslie Uggams.

18.124 [4446] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Apr1980
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
actor Walter Matthau
actress Susan Sullivan
and Country singer Larry Gatlin.

18.125 [4447] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Apr1980
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
comedian Franklyn Ajaye
actress Valerie Harper
comedienne Phyllis Diller
and singer Jose Feliciano.

18.126 [4448] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Apr1980
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
comedian Franklyn Ajaye
actor Sal Viscuso
singers Carol Lawrence
and Marlene Ricci.

18.127 [4449] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Apr1980
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
actor Roger Moore
actress Bonnie Franklin
and singer Pat Boone.

18.128 [4450] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Apr1980 [Lincoln Star]
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Shecky Greene
actress Sandy Duncan
TV personality Steve Allen
and Bill Anderson,

18.129 [4451] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Apr1980
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
TV personality Steve Allen
writer Maxine Fabe
and singer Judy Collins.

18.130 [4452] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Apr1980
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
actress Debralee Scott
basketball player Jerry Lucas
and singer Robert Goulet.

18.131 [4453] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Apr1980
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
actress Susan Strasberg
singer-actress Bernadette Peters
Dr. Joyce Brothers
and singer Mel Tormé.

18.132 [4454] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Apr1980 [Charlotte News]
Guest Host Richard Dawson
Guests
comedian Harvey Korman
actress Linda Gray
Stan Kann the gadget man
and singer-dancer Lola Falana.

18.133 [4455] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Apr1980
Guest Host Joan Rivers
Guests
comedienne Lily Tomlin
actor Judd Hirsch
actress Loni Anderson
and author Barbara Howar.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Apr1980 [repeat from 06Sep78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter Strauss, Britt Ekland, Charles Nelson Reilly.


18.134 [4456] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Apr1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Charlton Heston
comedian Bobby Kelton
actress Dorothy Stratten
and teacher Wally Mohrman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT0iAD-qG50


18.135 [4457] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actresses Shelley Winters
and Susan George
actor William Devane
writer Buck Henry
and Olympic gold medal cyclist Eric Heiden.

18.136 [4458] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Michael Landon
comedian Steve Landesberg
Dr. Lendon Smith
and singer Phyllis Hyman.

18.137 [4459] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05May1980
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Norm Crosby
game show host Monty Hall
and singer Charo.

18.138 [4460] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor James Garner
sportscaster Joe Garagiola
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
and harmonica player Larry Adler.

18.139 [4461] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors James Coburn
and Jack Riley
and Country singer Johnny Cash.

*Note: [The Pantagraph]
"Carson to stay with NBC "Tonight" show cut to one hour.
Come September, "The Tonight Show" is shortened to one hour
as per Carson's request, he had been appearing only three times
a week, with a guest host on Mondays and Tuesdays repeat "The
Best of Carson" episodes. The ratings dropped when Carson
was not appearing and under the new three-year-contract worth
more than $15million."


18.140 [4462] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08May1980 [Charlotte News]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actress Elizabeth Ashley
actor Peter Strauss
and Elizabeth Volkman.

18.141 [4463] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Robert Blake
actress Madeline Kahn
comedian Tom Dreesen
and Hiroshima.

18.142 [4464] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12May1980
Guest Host Bert Convy
Guests
actor Mike Connors
actress Valerie Perrine
comedian Gallagher
basketball player Kurt Thomas
and singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka.

18.143 [4465] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
actor Omar Sharif
actress Sharon Gless
basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
sporstcaster Dick Enberg
and musician Chuck Mangione.

18.144 [4466] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors James Stewart
and Don Adams
comedian Kelly Montieth
and The Manhattan Transfer.

18.145 [4467] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Bill Cosby
and Howard Hesseman
hot air balloonist Maxie Anderson
and Leonard Waxdeck & The Birdcallers.

18.146 [4468] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.
who performs "Through to the Bitter End", "Omaha Honey", "Ain't Misbehavin'".
actresses Mariette Hartley
and Merie Earle
and comedy team Bob & Ray.

18.147 [4469] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19May1980
Guest Host Richard Benjamin
Guests
actor Fernando Lamas
actress Teri Garr
comedian Johnny Yune
and singer Richie Havens.

18.148 [4470] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
news anchor Tom Brokaw
actor Victor Buono
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
and comedian-musician Pete Barbutti.

18.149 [4471] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Cloris Leachman
comedian Argus Hamilton
writer Gay Talese
and Country singer Barbara Mandrell.

18.150 [4472] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV hostess-singer Dinah Shore
journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

18.151 [4473] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Jimmy Aleck
humorist-journalist Calvin Trillin
singers Natalie Cole
and Jim Stafford.

18.152 [4474] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26May1980
Guest Host Martin Mull
Guests
actress Betty White
comedian George Gobel
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
and theatre troupe Mummenschanz.

18.153 [4475] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actress Linda Gray
actor Jack Riley
and Gladys Knight & The Pips.

18.154 [4476] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Richard Benjamin
and Red Buttons
sportscaster Dick Enberg
Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo.

18.155 [4477] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
news anchor David Brinkley
Opera singer Beverly Sills
and drummer Buddy Rich.

18.156 [4478] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30May1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan
Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti
and singer Sarah Vaughan.

18.157 [4479] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Jun1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
actor-singer-dancer Ben Vereen
singer-actress Florence Henderson
comedienne Elayne Boosler
and Flamenco dancer Jose Molina.

18.158 [4480] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Jun1980
Guest Host David Letterman
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
actor Robert Mandan
author Erich Segal
and singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka.

18.159 [4481] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jun1980
Guest Host David Steinberg
Guests
journalist Richard Reeves
singer Anthony Newley
and Sister Sledge.

18.160 [4482] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Jun1980
Guest Host Joan Rivers
Guests
actor Mike Connors
singer-actress Rita Moreno
columnist Abigail Van Buren
and singer-songwriter Mac Davis.

18.161 [4483] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Jun1980
Guest Host Joan Rivers
Guests
comedian Milton Berle
TV hostess Barbara Walters
actor Dick Van Patten
and singer Donna Theodore.

18.162 [4484] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Jun1980
Guest Host George Carlin
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
actor Peter Fonda
author Peter Benchley
and R&B singer-pianist Patrice Rushen.

*Note: [News item Clarion-Ledger]
Johnny Carson is recuperating after doctors cleared a blocked
artery in his left leg, he will return to NBC's Tonight Show June 18th for
two three-day weeks before beginning his regularly scheduled vacation in July.
He will appear both weeks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Jun1980 [repeat from 16Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Kenny Rogers, Sylvester Stallone, Jill Ireland, Bobby Kelton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jun1980 [repeat from 13Sep78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dolly Parton, Jack Albertson, William Peter Blatty, Tony Delia.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Jun1980 [repeat from 21Sep78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Joe Namath, Jim Fowler, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Jun1980 [repeat from 06Oct78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Luciano Pavarotti, Dick Van Patten, Dr. Lendon Smith, Bob and Ray.


18.163 [4485] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Jun1980
Guest Host Bob Newhart
Guests
actresses Susan Sullivan
and Sydney Goldsmith
basketball player Kurt Thomas
and singer-songwriter Paul Williams.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Jun1980 [repeat from 11Oct78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jean Marsh, Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Donna Summer.


18.164 [4486] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jun1980 [Minneapolis Star]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Steve Martin
writer-director Carl Reiner
actor Peter Ustinov
and singer Roberta Flack.

18.165 [4487] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Jun1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actresses Suzanne Pleshette
and Mare Winningham
actor Sy Kramer
and Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli.

18.166 [4488] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Jun1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Buddy Hackett
and Martin Mull
Iowans Lyle Ritchey and Myrtle Swedlund who discuss dieting.

18.167 [4489] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Jun1980
Guest Host Burt Reynolds
Guests
comedian-actor Dom DeLuise
actress Angie Dickinson
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
and singer Anne Murray.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Jun1980 [repeat from 12Oct78]
"The Best of Carson"
with David Steinberg, Marianne Broome, Kelly Garrett, John Bennett.


18.168 [4490] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jun1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Lee Marvin
writer Buck Henry
Country singer Kenny Rogers
and singer Kim Carnes.

18.169 [4491] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
26Jun1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Elizabeth Ashley
playwriter Neil Simon
sportscaster Bob Uecker
and singer Pat Boone.

18.169 [4492] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Jun1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Robert Klein
actress Teri Garr
rocket engineer Robert Truax
and singer-actress Diahann Carroll.

18.171 [4493] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Jun1980
Guest Host Rich Little
Guests
comedian Pete Barbutti
actress Bonnie Franklin
TV critic Cleveland Amory
and singer Robert Goulet.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Jul1980 [repeat from 18Oct78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Gregory Peck, Martin Mull, Judith Blegen, Robert Easton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Jul1980 [repeat from 20Oct78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Lawrence, Johnny Yune, David Horowitz.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Jul1980 [repeat from 01Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Rodney Dangerfield, Patrick Duffy, Carl Sagan, Carol Neblett.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Jul1980 [repeat from 02Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Bess Armstrong, Diahann Carroll, Skip Stephenson, Rod Dornsife.


18.172 [4494] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Jul1980
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Steve Martin
actor Richard Benjamin
mentalist Kreskin
flautist James Galway
and singer Aretha Franklin.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Jul1980 [repeat from 03Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Mary Tyler Moore, Beverly Johnson, Anthony Newley.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Jul1980 [repeat from 10Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with John Davidson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Dorothy Fuldheim, A.L. Rowse.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Jul1980 [repeat from 15Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Angie Dickinson, Robert Klein, Linda Hopkins, Erma Bombeck.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Jul1980 [repeat from 16Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Kenny Rogers, Sylvester Stallone, Bobby Kelton, Thalassa Cruso.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Jul1980 [repeat from 21Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Steve Martin, Anthony Quinn, Paul Williams.
*Note: Bumped due to the convention to 21Jul80.
For the week: (Due to Convention coverage, starting time of the "Tonight Show" is subject to change.)

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Jul1980 [repeat from 24Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, David Letterman
.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
16Jul1980 [repeat from 29Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Alan Alda, Andy Williams, Buck Henry, F. Lee Bailey.
*Note: Bumped to 29Jul80.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
17Jul1980 [repeat from 14Dec78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Jean Marsh, Bob Shaw, Engelbert Humperdinck.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Jul1980 [repeat from 04Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Robert Blake, Muhammad Ali, Bob Anderson.


18.173 [4495] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Jul1980
Guest Host Robert Klein
Guests
basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
voice actress June Havoc
comedian Pat Paulsen
singer Anthony Newley
and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Jul1980 [repeat from 21Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Steve Martin, Anthony Quinn, Paul Williams.
*Note: Bumped for the convention from last week (14Jul80).

18.174 [4496] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
23Jul1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Dyan Cannon
comedian Rodney Dangerfield
journalist-author Arnaud de Borchgrave
and animal expert Jim Fowler.

18.175 [4497] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
24Jul1980 [Detroit Free Press]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors Charlton Heston
and Sy Kramer
comedian Charlie Callas
and singer Rosemary Clooney who sings "Hello Young Lovers" and "The Promise (I'll Never Say Goodbye)".

18.176 [4498] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Jul1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Robert Blake
comedian Steve Landesberg
Scott Keeler
and Opera singer Carol Neblett.

18.177 [4499] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Jul1980
Guest Host Bert Convy
Guests
comedian Orson Bean
TV personality Jayne Kennedy
dancer Jose Molina
and singer Jim Stafford.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
29Jul1980 [repeat from 29Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Alan Alda, Andy Williams, Buck Henry, F. Lee Bailey.
*Note: Bumped from 16Jul80.


18.178 [4500] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
30Jul1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actress Angie Dickinson
comedian Charles Nelson Reilly
commercial actress Addie Evans
and singer Melissa Manchester.

18.179 [4501] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
31Jul1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Bruce Dern
journalist-author Jeff Greenfield
and singer Joe Williams.

18.180 [4502] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Aug1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.
actresses Shelley Winters
and Michelle Pfeiffer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6t2ZLL-Ccs


18.181 [4503] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Aug1980
Guest Host Bill Cosby
Guests
comedian Charles Grodin
actress Lorna Patterson
singer-actress Rita Moreno
and Jazz musician Eddie Harris.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Aug1980 [repeat from 29Nov78]
"The Best of Carson"
with Alan Alda, Andy Williams, Buck Henry, F. Lee Bailey.
*Note: Bumped from 16Jul80 and 29Jul80.


18.182 [4504] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
06Aug1980 [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Tony Randall
actress Victoria Principal
Opera singer Julia Migenes
and Country singer Barbara Mandrell who sings "Crackers".

18.183 [4505] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
07Aug1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
TV host Dick Cavett
actree Margot Kidder
Dr. Lendon Smith
and Country singer Roy Clark.

18.184 [4506] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Aug1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
singer-actress Ann-Margret
comedian George Miller
consumer expert David Horowitz
and musician Pete Fountain.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Aug1980 [repeat from 05Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Liberace, David Letterman, Linda Hopkins, Marco Valenti.
*Note: (Due to Convention coverage, the starting time
of "The Tonight Show" is subject to change.)
*Note: Bumped to 21Aug80.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
12Aug1980 [repeat from 31May79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sammy Davis Jr., Victoria Principal, Jim Fowler, Charles Nelson Reilly.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
13Aug1980 [repeat from 11Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Angie Dickinson, Buddy Rich, Larry Gatlin, Bob Glover.
*Note: Bumped to 22Aug80.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
14Aug1980 [repeat from 12Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Tim Conway, Richard Pryor, Kelly Garrett, Dr. Lendon Smith.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Aug1980 [repeat from 17Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Dick Cavett, George Gobel, Blair Brown, Martina Arroyo.


[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
18Aug1980 [repeat from 18Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Lauren Bacall, Anthony Newley, Charlie Callas.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
19Aug1980 [repeat from 19Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with George Burns, Marvin Hamlisch, Bess Armstrong.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
20Aug1980 [repeat from 31Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Christopher Reeve, Rodney Dangerfield, Susan Sarandon, Steve Lawrence.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
21Aug1980 [repeat from 05Jan79][Detroit Free Press]
"The Best of Carson"
with Liberace, David Letterman, Linda Hopkins, Marco Valenti.
*Note: Bumped from 11Aug80.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
22Aug1980 [repeat from 11Jan79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Angie Dickinson, Buddy Rich, Larry Gatlin, Bob Glover.
*Note: Bumped from 13Aug80.


18.185 [4507] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
25Aug1980
Guest Host Joan Rivers
Guests
comedian George Gobel
actress Mariette Hartley
Dr. Wayne Dyer
and singer-actress Bernadette Peters.

18.186 [4508] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
27Aug1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actors George Segal
and Conrad Janis
actress Elizabeth Ashley
Sheriff Katherine Crumbley
and singer Johnny Mathis.

18.187 [4509] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
28Aug1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian David Steinberg
actresses Sally Field
and Sydney Goldsmith
actor Sy Kramer
and singer Jim Stafford.

18.188 [4510] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
01Sep1980
Guest Host Joan Rivers
Guests
actor James Coco
comedienne Phyllis Diller
con man Frank Abagnale
and singer-actress Nell Carter who performs
"Honeycomb", "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues" and "Moonglow".

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
02Sep1980 [repeat from 23Feb79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter Ustinov, Tom Snyder, Kate Mulgrew, Judy Collins.


18.189 [4511] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
03Sep1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
Mayor Tom Bradley
comedian Robert Klein
singer Dionne Warwick
and David Grisman Quintet.

18.190 [4512] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
04Sep1980 [West Valley View]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedian Gabriel Kaplan
George Wallace
"Mister Rogers Neighborhood" host Fred Rogers
singer Andy Williams
and drummer Buddy Rich.

18.191 [4513] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
05Sep1980 [Eunice News]
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope promoting his TV special
"Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars"
comedian Richard Pryor
actor Richard Chamberlain
actress Randi Oakes
and singer David Bowie who performs "Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otynN0UsOa8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkefglL9c4c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_joVt11_Lk


18.192 [4514] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
08Sep1980 [Argus-Leader]
Guest Host David Steinberg
Guests
comedian Dick Shawn
actress Mary Kay Place
"Cosmopolitan" editor Helen Gurley Brown
pianist George Shearing
singer Carmen McRae
and Country singer Hoyt Axton.

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
09Sep1980 [repeat from 27Feb79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Sophia Loren, Joan Rivers, Helen Shaver, The Hines Brothers.


18.193 [4515] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
10Sep1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
football star Joe Namath
Dr. Lendon Smith
Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo
and Stephane Grappelli.

18.194 [4516] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
11Sep1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
comedians Charles Nelson Reilly
and Argus Hamilton
and Opera singer Judith Blegen.

18.195 [4517] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson [Final 90 minute show]
12Sep1980
Host Johnny Carson
Guests
actor Robert Blake
columnist Erma Bombeck
comedian George Wallace
and journalist-author Jeff Greenfield

[--] Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
15Sep1980 [repeat from 02Mar79]
"The Best of Carson"
with Peter Strauss, Charles Nelson Reilly, Kelly Garrett, Calvin Trillin.


##### Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson #####
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