Today’s TBT commemorates what would have been Johnny Carson’s 89th birthday. The late night icon and so much more wasn’t too keen on expressing his own political views, and was even hesitant to bring political guests on his show for fear of it becoming used as forum to influence the views of his audience. But politics didn’t, and couldn’t, stay out of ‘late night’ for long.
Here are some “throwback” political appearances in the late nights of past. Enjoy!