Carson Entertainment Group controls the licensing rights to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. All of The Tonight Shows recorded between 1962 through 1992 have been cataloged and carefully preserved and are available for a variety of licensing arrangements.
CEG licenses clips from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson which have been used in numerous television series and specials. Segments from The Tonight Show have been used in feature films such as Fargo, Talk To Me, and Watchmen - as well as in commercials, including the 2008 Macy's "150th Year Anniversary" ad campaign.
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All clip requests will be reviewed for approval. We reserve the right to deny a request due to the content of the footage requested or the context in which it will be used.
When a request has been approved, the requesting party will be contacted to quote the appropriate license fees for the rights requested and to confirm any information necessary.
At that time a license agreement will be sent to the appropriate person for counter-execution along with an invoice for the license fees and transfer costs. Use our searchable database to find the episode or guest you are looking for.