Carson Entertainment Group, which owns the archive of the
late-night host’s 30 years on “The Tonight Show,” is set to
announce Wednesday that it has digitized all 3,300 hours of
existing footage from the program and created a searchable online
database for producers and researchers.
The library will initially be available just for professional
clip-licensing purposes, but the company also plans to release 50
full-format shows on DVD and post a rotating series of historic
clips for public viewing on http://www.johnnycarson.com/.