List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes (1979)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 episodes
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List of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson episodes

The following is a list of episodes of the television series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson which aired in 1979:

1979[edit]

January[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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January 1, 1979Martin Mull (guest host), Steve Allen, Susan Sullivan, Abigail Van Buren, Pete BarbuttiJoe Williams
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January 3, 1979Jack Lemmon, Robert Klein, Gary CollinsBrenda Boozer
Desk- "Resolutions from Well-Known People"
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January 4, 1979Robert Blake, Muhammad AliN/A
Floyd R. Turbo- "Against Foreigners Investing in America"
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January 5, 1979David Letterman, Marco ValentiLinda Hopkins, Liberace
The Edge of Wetness
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January 8, 1979Don Rickles (guest host), Ernest Borgnine, Rip TaylorWayne Newton
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January 10, 1979Sammy Davis, Jr., Jim Fowler, Charles Nelson ReillyN/A
Desk- "Appointments Calendars of Important People"
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January 11, 1979Angie Dickinson, Bob GloverBuddy Rich, Larry Gatlin
Sketch- "Frozen Farmer"
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January 12, 1979Tim Conway, Richard Pryor, Dr. Lendon SmithN/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Superman Blackouts"
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January 15, 1979Harvey Korman (guest host), Tim Conway, Bonnie Franklin, Bob UeckerN/A
Desk- Harvey and Tim reminisce about some of the old times. Harvey mentions that his present wardrobe is actually from 'The Carol Burnett Show'.
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January 17, 1979Dick Cavett, George Gobel, Blair BrownMartina Arroyo
Carnac the Magnificent
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January 18, 1979Lauren Bacall, Charlie CallasAnthony Newley
Desk- "The Least and Most Intriguing People"
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January 19, 1979George Burns, Bess Armstrong, Marvin Hamlisch, Donald J. DuckN/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Personify Advertising in the Field of Medicine"
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January 22, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A
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January 23, 1979Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Bob Hope, Johnny YuneKenny Rogers, Billy Preston
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January 24, 1979Gabriel Kaplan (guest host), Richard Lewis, Terry BradshawTony Orlando
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January 25, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Wayne RogersLeslie Uggams
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January 26, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Charles Grodin, Phyllis DillerBernadette Peters
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January 29, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Kelly MonteithN/A
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January 31, 1979Christopher Reeve, Rodney Dangerfield, Susan SarandonSteve Lawrence
Desk- "Psychic Predictions"

February[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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February 1, 1979Cloris Leachman, Marcel Marceau, Jimmy GrippoPete Fountain
Mighty Carson Art Players skit
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February 2, 1979Tony Randall, Steve Landesberg, David HorowitzLola Falana
Desk- "Benefits of Bad Weather"
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February 5, 1979Don Rickles (guest host), Orson BeanLoretta Lynn, Natalie Cole
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February 6, 1979James Garner, Sharon Gless, Merie EarleJames Galway
Desk- "The Hottest New Business Ideas of 1978"
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February 7, 1979Michael Landon, Buck Henry, Willard R. Espy, Francine NeagoN/A
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February 8, 1979McLean Stevenson, Herve Villechaize, Dr. Paul EhrlichArt Graham Trio
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Adam & Eve" (Johnny and Betty White, who portray Adam & Eve in a situation similar to the Lee Marvin case.)
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February 9, 1979Betty White, Martin Mull, Flo Conway, Jim Siegelman, Barry BremenN/A
Desk- "Autobiographical Work by Stars"
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February 12, 1979Bob Newhart (guest host), Stockard ChanningGlen Campbell
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February 13, 1979James Stewart, Gallagher, William DevaneN/A
Pie Commercial Blackouts
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February 14, 1979Johnny Yune, Charlton Heston, Blair Brown, Jack DouglasJohnny Yune ("O Sole Mio")
Desk- "Pilots That Never Made It"
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February 15, 1979Henry Fonda, Fred Travalena, Chris Lemmon, Bob GloverN/A
Stump the Band
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February 16, 1979David Brenner, William DemarestRay Charles
Pie Commercial Blackouts; Mighty Carson Art Players- "Takeoff of 'Backstairs at the White House'"
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February 19, 1979George Carlin (guest host), Gary Coleman, Vincent Price, Paul WilliamsLinda Hopkins
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February 20, 1979Buddy Hackett, Sally FieldEubie Blake
Carnac the Magnificent
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February 21, 1979David Steinberg, Marilu Henner, Bert Convy, Barbara HowarN/A
Desk- "20 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive"
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February 22, 1979David Letterman, George Peppard, Sylvia KristelBuddy Rich
Pie Blackouts; Desk- "Tonight Show's Hints and Ideas on Buying Homes and Real Estate"
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February 23, 1979Peter Ustinov, Kate Mulgrew, Tom SnyderJudy Collins
Floyd R. Turbo- "Rebuttal to Scientific Research"
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February 26, 1979Martin Mull (guest host), Dennis Weaver, Rob ReinerN/A
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February 27, 1979Sophia Loren, Joan Rivers, Helen ShaverThe Hines Brothers
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February 28, 1979Bob Hope, Robert BlakeMonteith and Rand
Desk- "International Road Signs"

March[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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March 1, 1979Steve Martin (guest host), Rob Reiner, Jean Marsh, Steve GuttenbergHudson Brothers
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March 2, 1979Peter Strauss, Charles Nelson Reilly, Calvin TrillinKelly Garrett
Sketch- "Mr. Science"
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March 5, 1979Bob Newhart (guest host), Walter Matthau, Norman FellFreddy Fender
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March 6, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Cher, Elliott Gould, Gabriel Kaplan, Dr. Joyce BrothersN/A
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March 7, 1979George Carlin (guest host), Beau BridgesPat Boone
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March 8, 1979George Carlin (guest host)Larry Gatlin
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March 9, 1979John Davidson (guest host), Norm Crosby, Phil DonahueRita Moreno
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March 19, 1979George Hamilton, Jack Klugman, Victor BuonoN/A
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March 21, 1979Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van PattenN/A
Desk- "Phony Pictures of Johnny's Vacation"
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March 22, 1979Jack Lemmon, Shecky Greene, Kate Mulgrew, Richard MitchellN/A
Desk- "Tips on How You Should Behave If You Have a Tax Audit"
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March 23, 1979Doug Henning, Suzanne Pleshette, Dr. Carl SaganN/A
The Edge of Wetness
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March 26, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Betty White, Hal Linden, KreskinHoyt Axton
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March 28, 1979Buddy Hackett, Ron LeibmanMel Tillis, Lola Falana
Desk- "The Movie Fans Calendar"
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March 29, 1979Governor Jerry Brown, Jean Marsh, Charlie Callas, Erma BombeckN/A
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March 30, 1979Albert Brooks, Shelley WintersAnthony Newley

April[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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April 2, 1979Kermit the Frog (guest host), Vincent Price, Dr. Michael FoxBernadette Peters, Leo Sayer
Desk- "Household Hints"
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April 4, 1979Richie Barathy (martial artist), Angie Dickinson, Dr. Henry HeimlichEthel Merman ("Tomorrow")
Carnac the Magnificent
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April 5, 1979Joan Embery, Robert BlakeKenny Rogers, Monti Rock
Desk- "The Positive Aspects of Burbank"
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April 6, 1979Cheryl Ladd, Buck HenryOak Ridge Boys
Mighty Carson Art Players- "The 3.6 Million Year Old Man"
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April 9, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A
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April 11, 1979Beatrice Lydecker, Kelly Monteith, Marilu ToloJohnny Mathis
Desk- "People Who Were Never Nominated for an Oscar"
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April 12, 1979Maureen StapletonPete Fountain
Desk- "Burbank- Entertainment Capital of the World"
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April 13, 1979Michael Douglas, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Lendon SmithDebby Boone
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Fire At The Hollywood Wax Museum"
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April 16, 1979Martin Mull (guest host), George GobelN/A
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April 17, 1979George Carlin (guest host), Dudley Moore, Joseph Wambaugh, Johnny YuneVikki Carr
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April 18, 1979George Carlin (guest host), Rip Taylor, Marilu HennerBen Vereen
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April 19, 1979Don Rickles (guest host), Robert Conrad, Fred TravalenaN/A
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April 20, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host), Fernando Lamas, Carol Lawrence, James CocoN/A
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April 23, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), George Hamilton, Bernie KopellDizzy Gillespie, Leslie Uggams
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April 24, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Meg Foster, Arte Johnson, Susan AntonWayne Newton
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April 25, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Diahann Carroll, Orson Bean, Hugh Hefner, Kip AddottaN/A
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April 26, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Dennis Weaver, Jerry Van DykeDella Reese
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April 27, 1979Rich Little (guest host), William Shatner, Susan Sullivan, Dr. Joyce BrothersN/A
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April 30, 1979David Brenner (guest host), Sal ViscusoCharo
Desk- "Fan Mail of David Brenner"

May[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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May 2, 1979Raquel WelchJames Galway, Tony Bennett
Desk- "New Shows for Next Fall's Schedule"
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May 3, 1979Charles Nelson Reilly, Carter AlsopRoy Clark
Desk- "How To Prevent a Burglary"
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May 4, 1979Sammy Davis Jr., Betty White, Susan SarandonN/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "President Jerry Brown"
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May 7, 1979Rob Reiner (guest host), Martin MullN/A
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May 8, 1979Buddy Hackett, Merie EarleLarry Gatlin
Carnac the Magnificent
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May 9, 1979Ricky Schroder, Chevy Chase, Gallagher, Barbara BachN/A
Desk- "Foreign Commercials", Johnny brings out a Jimmy Carter impersonator
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May 10, 1979David Steinberg, Jill Ireland, The "Jim" TwinsN/A
Desk- "Celebrity Baby Photos"
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May 11, 1979Richard Pryor, Bess Armstrong, Calvin TrillinJudith Blegen
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May 14, 1979David Brenner (guest host), Vincent PriceN/A
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May 15, 1979Florence Henderson, Johnny YuneN/A
Desk- "How to Get More Miles Per Gallon"
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May 16, 1979Bob Uecker, George PeppardJoel Grey ("Our Love Is Here To Stay")
Desk- "Celebrity Endorsements"
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May 17, 1979Bert Convy, Byron Allen, Victor BuonoConnie Stevens
Mighty Carson Art Players- "G. Walter Schneer- Gasoline Company President"
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May 18, 1979Dudley Moore, Charlie CallasEydie Gormé, Steve Lawrence
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May 21, 1979Martin Mull (guest host), Cindy Williams, Debbie ReynoldsAl Jarreau
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May 22, 1979Danny Thomas, Paul Dickson, Aaron Rudnicki, Tony RudnickiN/A
Edge of Wetness
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May 23, 1979Joan Rivers, Bobby Kelton, Marjoe Gortner, Dar RobinsonN/A
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May 24, 1979Ali MacGrawPat Boone, Pete Fountain
Floyd R. Turbo- "Rebuttal on Gas and Nuclear Plants"
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May 25, 1979Linda Gray, David HorowitzDizzy Gillespie, Eydie Gormé, Steve Lawrence
Desk- "Little Known Types of Insurance"
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May 28, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Susan Saint JamesJim Stafford
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May 29, 1979Sally Field, Garson Kanin, Vittorio GassmanJoanie Sommers
Desk- "Do's and Don'ts at the Supermarket"
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May 30, 1979Jack Lemmon, Rodney Dangerfield, Robby BensonN/A
Desk- "Unusual Books and Their Titles"
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May 31, 1979Sammy Davis, Jr., Jim Fowler, Victoria PrincipalN/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Howard Hughes' Video Tape"

June[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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June 1, 1979Angie Dickinson, Tom SnyderRay Price
Desk- "Fan Mail"
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June 4, 1979Beverly Sills (guest host)N/A
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June 5, 1979Rich Little (guest host)N/A
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June 6, 1979David Brenner (guest host)Tony Orlando, Mel Tillis
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June 7, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host)N/A
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June 8, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host)N/A
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June 11, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Dick ShawnBernadette Peters, Joan Baez
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June 13, 1979Tony RandallBuddy Rich
Carnac the Magnificent
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June 14, 1979Peter Falk, Bill ShoemakerLionel Hampton
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June 15, 1979Steve Martin, Doug Henning, Mariette Hartley, Bud GreenspanN/A
Floyd R. Turbo- "In Favor of Letting Skylab Fall on Earth"
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June 18, 1979Bob Newhart (guest host), Peter FondaN/A
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June 20, 1979Dick Cavett, David SayhLola Falana
Desk- "101 Free Ways To Do in Los Angeles"
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June 21, 1979Lillian Carter, Burt Reynolds, Carol WayneN/A
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Tea-Time Movie"
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June 22, 1979Elizabeth Ashley, Buck HenryChuck Mangione
Desk- "Whoz Who"
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June 25, 1979Bob Newhart (guest host), Shecky Greene, Andy GriffithN/A
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June 26, 1979David Letterman (guest host)Loretta Lynn
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June 27, 1979David Letterman (guest host)Chuck Berry ("Oh What a Thrill" and "Johnny B. Goode")
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June 28, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Mickey Rooney, Dan HaggertyN/A
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June 29, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Robert StackN/A

July[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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July 2, 1979Bob Newhart (guest host)N/A
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July 3, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host)N/A
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July 4, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A
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July 5, 1979David Letterman (guest host)Peter Marshall
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July 6, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Stockard ChanningBernadette Peters, Jose Feliciano
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July 9, 1979Don Rickles (guest host)N/A
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July 10, 1979Don Rickles (guest host), Jack Klugman, Bernie KopellBen Vereen
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July 11, 1979Bert Convy (guest host)N/A
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July 12, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host)N/A
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July 13, 1979TBAN/A
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July 16, 1979Diana Ross (guest host)N/A
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July 18, 1979Dom DeLuise, Dudley Moore, Deidre HallN/A
Desk- "Vacation Snapshots"
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July 19, 1979Peter Strauss, Charles Nelson ReillyJoanie Sommers
Sketch- "Mr. Sun Interview"
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July 20, 1979Joe Namath, Susan SarandonBob & Ray
Desk- "Little Known Medical Facts"
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July 23, 1979Sammy Davis, Jr. (guest host)N/A
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July 25, 1979Joan Embery, Albert Brooks, Tom WarrenEthel Merman
Desk- "World's Hardest Quotes Quiz"
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July 26, 1979Diahann Carroll, Christopher Reeve, Tony Delia, Merie EarleDiahann Carroll ("All the Time")
Desk- "Talk About Marlon Brando"; Sketch- "Interview with Sheepherder"
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July 27, 1979Richard Pryor, Patti D'Arbanville, Roscoe Tanner, Floyd JacksonN/A
Desk- "Bad Jobs"
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July 30, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host)N/A

August[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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August 1, 1979James Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Arlene GolonkaDebby Boone
Carnac the Magnificent
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August 2, 1979David SteinbergJohnny Mathis
Desk- "The Official Rules"
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August 3, 1979Steve Landesberg, Dr. Carl SaganRay Price
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August 6, 1979George Carlin (guest host)N/A
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August 8, 1979James StewartAnthony Newley
Singing Dog Contest
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August 9, 1979Joan Rivers, Jean MarshLinda Hopkins
Desk- "The Book of Strange Facts and Useless Information"
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August 10, 1979Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Robert Easton, Tracee TalaveraN/A
Floyd R. Turbo- "Against Giving a Raise To Employees Who Deliver Essential Services"
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August 13, 1979Roy Clark (guest host)N/A
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August 15, 1979Tony Randall, David LettermanTiny Tim
Edge of Wetness
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August 16, 1979Buddy Hackett, Fernando LamasBrenda Boozer
Stump the Band
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August 17, 1979Don Rickles, Alan Alda, Arlene GolonkaSarah Vaughan
Mighty Carson Art Players- "20,000 Gallon Pyramid"
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August 20, 1979David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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August 21, 1979David Brenner (guest host)N/A
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August 22, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A
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August 23, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A
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August 24, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A

September[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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September 3, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Muhammad Ali, Loni AndersonN/A
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September 5, 1979Ricardo Montalban, Joan Collins, Diana NyadN/A
Desk- "Things People Did Over The Labor Day Weekend"
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September 6, 1979Suzanne Pleshette, Bob Uecker, Leonard WolfHoyt Axton
Desk- "Money Making Ideas"
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September 7, 1979Claude Akins, Erma Bombeck, Walt StackPete Fountain
Mighty Carson Art Players- "The Lone Ranger"
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September 10, 1979Kenny Rogers (guest host)N/A
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September 12, 1979Charles Nelson ReillyBuddy Rich, Dionne Warwick
Desk- "Things You Show Not Do"
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September 13, 1979Angie Dickinson, Buck HenryN/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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September 14, 1979Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Sydney Goldsmith, Mariette HartleyLuciano Pavarotti
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Commercial Blackouts": (Perri-Yech Water, Old Splice, Timex Watches, Goodwhich Blimp, and United Express Travelers' Checks)
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September 17, 1979David Letterman (guest host)N/A
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September 19, 1979Patrick Duffy, Henny YoungmanDolly Parton
Desk- "Tips for Travelers"
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September 20, 1979Michael Landon, Dinah Shore, David HorowitzN/A
Commercials
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September 21, 1979Robert Blake, Sharon GlessN/A
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September 24, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host)N/A
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September 26, 1979James Garner, Lesley Ann Warren, Buster CrabbeLarry Gatlin
Desk- "NBC and You" and "NBC and You- 1979"
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September 27, 1979Dick Van Patten, Ivan TorsAndrea McArdle ("Love Wings" and "Over the Rainbow"), Liberace
Edge of Wetness
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September 28, 1979David Steinberg, Calvin Trillin, Patti D'ArbanvilleCrystal Gayle
Stump the Band

October[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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October 2, 1979TBAN/A
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October 3, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host), Dr. Michael FoxDella Reese
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October 4, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host), Orson Bean, Phyllis Diller, KreskinN/A
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October 5, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host), Earl HollimanRita Moreno
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October 8, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Elizabeth AshleyN/A
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October 9, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Martin Mull, Melissa Gilbert, Bill RussellN/A
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October 10, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Elke Sommer, Joseph WambaughN/A
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October 11, 1979Martin Mull (guest host), David Letterman, Robert Guillaume, Anne Lockhart, Kip AddottaJose Feliciano
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October 12, 1979Martin Mull (guest host), Fred Willard, Cher, Cleveland AmoryBilly Preston
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October 15, 1979Bob Newhart (guest host), Shelley Winters, Dudley Moore, Teri GarrAretha Franklin
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October 17, 1979Carol Burnett, Kate Mulgrew, Richard MitchellRay Price
Desk- "Durations- The Encyclopedia of How Long Things Take"
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October 18, 1979Charlton HestonN/A
Singing Dog Contest
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October 19, 1979Erik Estrada, Marsha Mason, Tom WolfePlacido Domingo
Sketch- "Consumer Supporter"
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October 22, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Bill CosbyN/A
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October 23, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Bob UeckerN/A
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October 24, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Jay Leno, George GobelN/A
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October 25, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Larry HagmanShields & Yarnell, Harlem Globetrotters
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October 26, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Fernando Lamas, Lindsay WagnerN/A
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October 29, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Lawrence Welk, Jim DavisPeggy Lee, Jim Stafford
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October 31, 1979James Woods, Wally LattimerLola Falana
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Halloween Witch"

November[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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November 1, 1979Joan Rivers, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dr. Paul EhrlichJune Valli
Desk- "Famous Americans You Never Knew Existed"
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November 2, 1979Joan Embery, Bo Derek, Charles Nelson Reilly, Mickey ZiffrenPete Fountain
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November 5, 1979David Brenner (guest host), Steve Martin, Marvin Hamlisch, Art CarneySister Sledge
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November 6, 1979Angie Dickinson, Bert Convy, Sydney Goldsmith, Garson KaninN/A
Carnac the Magnificent
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November 7, 1979Robert Blake, Dan FordJames Galway, Marilyn Maye
Desk- "Contenders for Presidency"
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November 8, 1979Kate JacksonMarilyn Horne
Mighty Carson Art Players- "The Russian Ballet Defector"
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November 9, 1979Tim Conway, Robby Benson, Mary-Margaret Humes, Paul ErdmanN/A
Desk- "Little Known Nostalgia"
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November 12, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Betty WhiteHarry Chapin
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November 13, 1979Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elizabeth Ashley, Pete BarbuttiN/A
Desk- "Unusual Services in Los Angeles"
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November 14, 1979Fernando Lamas, Jean Marsh, Ray JohnsonBarry Manilow
Desk- "Viewer Mail"
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November 15, 1979Buddy HackettSteve Lawrence, Dizzy Gillespie
Desk- "More Fascinating Facts"
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November 16, 1979Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, Bud GreenspanCarol Neblett
Mighty Carson Art Players- "Eyewitless News"
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November 19, 1979David Steinberg (guest host), Burt ReynoldsRita Moreno
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November 20, 1979Suzanne Pleshette, Buck Henry, Sarah PurcellJoe Williams
Desk- "Sweeps Week"
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November 21, 1979Tony Randall, Kelly Monteith, Thomas ThompsonBuddy Rich
Desk- "Talk with Doc"
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November 22, 1979Arlene Golonka, George Wallace, Bartine Burkett ZaneTony Bennett
Desk- "Thanksgiving Letters from Children"
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November 23, 1979George Carlin, Michael KordaBrenda Boozer, Pat Boone
Carson Cemetery
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November 26, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Susan Saint James, GallagherBobby Goldsboro
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November 27, 1979Joe Namath, Johnny YuneCrystal Gayle, Red Norvo, Ross Tompkins
Desk- "Spoof on Famous Lines"
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November 28, 1979Charlie Callas, Calvin TrillinDonna Summer, The Oak Ridge Boys
Floyd R. Turbo- "Anti-Ecology"
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November 29, 1979David Steinberg, Dick Van Patten, Donna Woolfolk CrossMelissa Manchester
Desk- "Christmas Catalogues"
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November 30, 1979James Woods, Erma BombeckBeverly Sills, Monti Rock
Edge of Wetness

December[edit]

No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
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December 3, 1979Bill Cosby (guest host), Marilu Henner, James Earl JonesTammy Wynette
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December 4, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Dr. Joyce Brothers, Mike FarrellN/A
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December 5, 1979David Letterman (guest host), Teri Garr, George PlimptonN/A
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December 6, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host), James Coco, Cleveland AmoryN/A
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December 7, 1979Richard Dawson (guest host), William Shatner, Lauren Tewes, Kip Addotta, Helen Gurley BrownDonna Theodore
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December 10, 1979Jack KlugmanN/A
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December 12, 1979Carl Reiner, Henry Winkler, Bob HopeLouie Bellson
Desk- "Letters to Santa Claus"
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December 13, 1979Steve Martin, Garson KaninPhyllis Newman, Placido Domingo
Desk- "Who's in Charge Here"
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December 14, 1979Ricky Schroder, Bruce Jenner, Dr. Robert BallardConnie Stevens
Stump the Band
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December 17, 1979Rich Little (guest host), Buddy Ebsen, Roy RogersJose Molina, Mel Tormé
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December 19, 1979John Davidson, Charles Nelson Reilly, O.J. Simpson, Joyce Van PattenN/A
Sketch- "Robby the Roll"; Desk- "Fan Mail"
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December 20, 1979Bruce Dern, David LettermanJudith Blegen ("O Holy Night")
Desk- "Unusual Christmas Gifts"; New Products
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December 21, 1979Fred Astaire, Steve Landesberg, Richard MitchellAl Hirt
A Tribute to Bonzo
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December 25, 1979John Davidson (guest host), Ron Howard, Betty WhiteLennon Sisters
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December 26, 1979John Davidson (guest host), KreskinAnthony Newley
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December 27, 1979John Davidson (guest host), Paul Williams, Orson BeanN/A
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December 28, 1979John Davidson (guest host), Robert Guillaume, Dick Shawn, Dr. Lendon SmithCharo
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December 31, 1979John Davidson (guest host), Dennis Weaver, Lynn Redgrave, Gil GerardHoyt Axton

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