Wow. I just finished watching the above documentary, part of the American Masters series on PBS: American Masters | Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story | Season 35 It really fleshes out the leader in front of the band, and behind the trumpet. Just a terrific trip back through time, especially for those of us who grew up watching Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. He was 92 years old when this series was put together, and still going strong -- touring the country, performing with bands, and teaching others musicians (e.g., University of North Texas). When he tells the story of when he learned of Johnny's death, the depth of his loss is palpable. Doc is so much more than an entertainer. He was and is an incredible man. In Doc, Johnny had a very, very special friend.