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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Starting Out a Winner.
16 September 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Although this program did not remain on the air past the first season, it is interesting to note that Dave has won Emmy's at each of the three shows he has hosted. A winner then, a winner now.

By contrast, Leno has only won one non-technical Emmy in six years on the air - Dave has won best series two years in a row.


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