The passing of Ed McMahon has cast a pall over TV land, as one of the medium’s true icons has moved on.
McMahon was part of a generation of TV performers prized for their versatility and work ethic. It didn’t matter whether he was playing second fiddle to Johnny (or Jerry), or the center of attention on "Star Search": McMahon brought class to whatever show he was on.
Here’s McMahon reflecting on his proudest career accomplishment, courtesy of the Archives of American Television. Check out EmmyTVLegends.org for more interviews with McMahon.