'The Arsenio Hall Show': 'America doesn't always want the truth'

On Hollywood's Sunset Blvd., in the shadow of the KTLA-TV broadcast tower -- on a lot that used to belong to Warner Bros. and was the filming site of the first feature talkie, 1927's "The Jazz Singer" -- talk show host Arsenio Hall is planning to once again storm the barricades of late-night television.Tinseltown loves a comeback story, and Hall is hoping to recapture a bit of the magic from his former talk show, which ran from 1989 to 1994. Among the high points of the original "The Arsenio Hall Show" was an appearance by 1992 presidential candidate Bill Clinton, who played "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone (ensuring that future candidates and even presidents would have to make the late-night talk circuit).Prior to that, in late 1991, basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson came on friend Hall's show the day after he publicly announced that he was HIV-positive.Hall's first talk show made history, and now he's...



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