Steve Martin’s Letter to Johnny

The Man in Front of the Curtain:

Because you retreated into retirement so completely, let me thank you, in death, for the things I couldn’t quite say to you in life. Thank you for the opportunity you gave me and others, and thank you – despite divisive wars and undulating political strife – for the one hour a night across 30 years of American life when we were entertained purely, delightfully and wisely.

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