The King of Late Night officially launches on YouTube

In the words of classic sidekick Ed McMahon, “Heeeeeeerrrre's Johnny!” The original king of late night has finally come to YouTube on the official “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” channel. Before Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien took over late night’s most prestigious timeslot, Carson defined the genre—paving the way for future after-hours talkers.

As host of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" from 1962-1992, Carson gave millions of viewers a unique perspective into the lives and personalities of entertainers and newsmakers of the day. Johnny delivered hysterical monologues, welcomed megastars like Frank Sinatra and Betty White to his couch, and introduced the world to then newcomers like Jim Carrey, Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres.

“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” YouTube channel has original Carson clips, preserved and presented in the highest quality available. New videos will be uploaded each week and Carson’s channel will be taking your requests for which clips to upload. You can also submit a playlist of your favorite clips via Google Moderator to share your ultimate episode of "The Tonight Show Starting Johnny Carson."

Almost 20 years ago Johnny closed his final show saying, “I bid you a very heartfelt good night,” and now with the official Carson channel, a new day has started.

Elizabeth Ferdon, YouTube Content Partnership recently watched "Ronald Reagan Talks About Balancing the Budget on "The Tonight Show" — 1975."

Life in a Day: request a screening, create a trailer and more

Today, we’ve got some exciting updates from editor Joe Walker and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald about Life in a Day, the documentary shot by YouTube users about a single day on Earth.

First, as we previously announced, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the film’s making, there will be a sneak-peek premiere in cities across the US on July 24, five days before National Geographic begins to release the film in theaters nationwide. If you want Life in a Day to play in your town, visit the Life in a Day channel and request a screening. National Geographic, in partnership with Cinedigm, will collect your requests from now through August, and will try to bring the film to those towns and cities where the demand is highest (either for the July 24 premiere or the following release).

Second, you can also check out the Life in a Day Trailer Remixer. If you haven't already seen the trailer, we recommend watching it. After that, go to the Life in a Day channel or directly to the Remixer page, where you can edit and publish your own trailer to share with your friends and the world. All of the trailers will appear on the Life in a Day channel, and National Geographic may feature some of their favorites at the film’s premiere.

One more exciting announcement: Life in a Day opened theatrically this weekend in the United Kingdom to critical acclaim! According to a critic from The Telegraph, the 5-star film is "Extraordinary…the summer's most inspiring film." For users in the US, don't fret: National Geographic is bringing the film to theaters across the country in late July.

Be sure to subscribe to the Life in a Day channel for all the latest news, and check out the Life in a Day Facebook page for daily updates.

Nate Weinstein, Entertainment Marketing Manager, recently watched the "Life in a Day Trailer."