Johnny Carson NOW ONLINE
"Carson Entertainment Group controls the licensing rights to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. All of the Tonight Shows recorded between 1962 thru 1992 have been cataloged and carefully preserved and are available for a variety of licensing arrangements."
I'll have to check this site out. Has anyone had a chance to look at it yet? I posted this here because many of our beloved Soul/R&B/Motown acts have performed on that show over the years.
I went to the site this morning, after a report on the Today Show. But I couldn't tell if you were able to search for any clip/shows that you wanted, or if you were just able to look at the clips that they selected for you. I saw that there was a section for licensing clips, and I think that might be where a search option is.
Many years ago, there was a Tonight Show site where they would make a copy of a show for you if the master still existed. But the prices were ridiculous, and the site didn't offer that service too long.