What can you tell me about the book Ed McMahon wrote about Johnny Carson? Did Johnny approve of it?
—S. Hopstatler, Stillwater, Okla.
Here's Johnny, written by late-night TV's best-known sidekick, Ed McMahon, was released in 2004. Carson, who died in January, was pleased with its outcome. "I wanted it to be a tribute to Johnny," says McMahon, 82. "I knew him for 47 years and we worked together on a daily basis for 34. A lot of people who work together are not friends, but he was my best friend ever. When I was in New York with him and he was going through a bad first marriage, sometimes we had dinner every single night. We remained close even after the show went off the air."