Laura C. Brown is a media studies PhD student in the department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in film and television studies, both from Boston University. Her research focuses on American broadcast media history, critical industry studies, audiences, music on television, and failure. You can find her on Twitter: @lcbrown91.

“Heeere’s Johnny!”…Again…and Again…: Pluto TV and the Continued Presence of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show

(Image source: https://www.facebook.com/PlutoTV/videos/johnny-carson-tv/1012800892491661/)   In August 2020, Pluto TV, a free streaming service from ViacomCBS, launched a new channel called “Johnny Carson TV.” Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the channel streams hour-long edited episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (NBC, 1962-1992).[i] This article will explore… Continue reading