King of The Sidekicks: Farewell to Ed McMahon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Entertainer Ed McMahon has died at the age of 86. He was recently hospitalized in Los Angeles for pneumonia, and also suffered from cancer. McMahon was famous for his role on the "Tonight Show" alongside Johnny Carson. Our partner The New York Times is calling him "America's Top Second Banana." Bill Carter, the New York Times media correspondent, joins us with a look back. Below are just a few of his most memorable moments:

TV Legends Interview

Star Search!

Ed Rapping!

Publisher's Clearinghouse



Bill Carter


Leo Duran and Sitara Nieves

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