I wonder if his first wife is still alive (Google tells me nothing), and if so, why wasn't she interviewed? Or the third wife? Or Alexis?
A few answers about the ex-Mrs. Carsons, plus the widow...
Johnny's first wife might have been the least likely to have been seen.
Like you, I can't find anything on her current status (Jody would be about 84 now if still alive - about 2 years younger than Johnny would be).
But based on some early-'90s articles, she sounded like even more of a recluse than Johnny, plus she was at that point, even estranged from their sons. http://www.people.co...0117582,00.html
It seems there was very little amicable about Jody & Johnny post-marriage.
Joanne, who we saw in the special, patched up a lot of her bitterness with Johnny, and from what I've heard, stayed in contact with him periodically until his death.
Joanna (wife#3) has had very little to say over the years since their divorce battle, and these days is active in the California social & charitable scene.
This shows her about at a fundraiser in 2010 (black and red hat):http://societynewsla...ay-brings-luck/
As for Alexis -- she seems to have developed Johnny's penchant for privacy... There's little about her
current life anywhere I can find. But there is this interesting item from the University of Nebraska's
Fall 2008 newsletter: http://www.unl.edu/f...008magazine.pdf
We see Alexis in a rare appearance, with almost all of Johnny's surviving family, except for son Chris.
Johnny's brother, sister, son Cory, and many nieces and nephews with their own kids gathered.
A fascinating group photo.
(Hope this gives you a good footnote to the great information provided in the special)
Edited by PShau, May 18, 2012 @ 10:50 PM.