Christie Brinkley/David Brenner 

Walter Cronkite's last newscast is foreseen. Sports Illustrated cover model Christie Brinkley; David Brenner performs stand-up and is interviewed.


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Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / Walter Cronkite
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Christie Brinkley ... Herself
David Brenner ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mighty Carson Art Players Mighty Carson Art Players ... Themselves
Brooke Shields ... Herself - Featured Audience


The comedy segment is Walter Cronkite's last news broadcast. David Brenner does a stand-up comedy routine. He says his first appearance on The Tonight Show was ten years earlier. Brenner then says that when he was starting out, he would go to the show's open auditions to get free food. He and Johnny trade stories about being asked for autographs by fans. Christie Brinkley talks about being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and the work of modeling. She also talks about how she was recruited to modeling while in Paris. She has done 100 magazine covers. Johnny also points out Brooke Shields sitting in the audience. Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

4 March 1981 (USA) See more »

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Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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