The Academy Awards was the only awards show I ever watched on a regular basis.

Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal were state-of-the-art MCs. They knew how to puncture egos, poke fun at politicians and the culture in a way that made everyone laugh, including the person who was the butt of the joke. Watch a couple of minutes of Carson above as a reminder of his unmatched timing.

Things changed during the Obama years.

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This is the 50th anniversary of Johnny Carson taking over the reigns of the Tonight Show from Jack Paar. At his peak, his audience was double that of Jay Leno and David Letterman combined. Carson had a gift of making even bad material funny. His timing was perfect …

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