The David Letterman Show (1980– )

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After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of ... See full summary »

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After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of regulars. Although not long-run, it introduced Dave to the general public on a wide scale and in a way was the test run for his wildly popular Late Night with David Letterman, which ran on NBC for years, later followed by The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Written by Brian

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To make room for The David Letterman Show, NBC president Fred Silverman had canceled the daytime version of The Hollywood Squares (1965), The New High Rollers (1974), and Chain Reaction (1980) just so Letterman could have a spot on NBC's schedule. Silverman also considered canceling Wheel of Fortune (1975) as well, but he changed his mind upon discovering that the show was in fact one of the highest-rated programs on NBC's morning schedule. See more »

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The beginning of a legend
10 September 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This was the first of David Lettermans phenomenal comic success in Late Night. Although this show didn't go over as well as the others, I've seen re-runs and it was funny, and earned him an Emmy. If anyone knew then what we know now about this "dude" (as Dave would say), I'd be a rich woman today.


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