Arsenio Hall’s return to late night television has been great so far. Since debuting earlier in September, The Arsenio Hall Show has been a ratings winner. Many will remember his previous incarnation of his late night show in the 1990’s which ran from 1989 to 1994. At that time, the iconic Johnny Carson ruled late night with The Tonight Show, until Hall’s show drew in a younger audience. Arsenio gave Carson competition to see who would rule late night.
Back then, there were rumors that Carson was bitter towards his competitor Hall, who was ready to take over the title of the king of late night. But Arsenio tells us those rumors just aren’t true. We spoke to Arsenio Hall several times over the years, and on one occasion, he shared a story with us about Carson. He told us that Carson was actually a big fan of his, and took him out to dinner to talk about a variety of subjects, where they found they had a lot in common.
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