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
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After the show was canceled and free of the burden of NBC's expectations, the show really cut loose.Dave took the show live to the home of a family in Cresco, Iowa. He roamed the halls of NBC looking for wilder stories finding them in unlikely subjects like the grotesque food available in the sixth floor vending machines. He flew in a farmer from Missouri named Floyd Stiles and gave him a gooey, show business-style tribute. See more
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