Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, January 23, 2005

There's Johnny

I always liked Johnny Carson. He reminded me of my southern Cal-based brother Gene, or maybe Gene reminds me of him. So I always associated him as well with the word "genial." His TV persona was pleasant, witty, both comfortable and comforting, and left a bit of a hole in my viewing night after he retired from The Tonight Show. Mark Evanier has, as ever, a lovely remembrance.