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 »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown  
1980  
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jerry Vivino
60 Minutes (TV Series 1979)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Australian version of the long-running news-magazine show.

Stars: Tara Brown, Liz Hayes, Peter Overton
Jeopardy! (1964–1975)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six ... See full summary »

Stars: Art Fleming, Don Pardo, Mel Brooks
Behind the Music (TV Series 1997)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.

Stars: Jim Forbes, David Wild, Rick Rubin
60 Minutes (TV Series 1968)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Eddie Murphy produces a compilation of his best sketches, impersonations and most memorable characters from his years on Saturday Night Live: 1980-1984.

Directors: Andy Breckman, Claude Kerven, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray
Pop Up Video (TV Series 1997)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This series features old and new music videos, with a twist: As the video plays, "information bubbles" will "pop up" with facts about the production of the video, things contained in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Penn
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host (90 episodes, 1980)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

non fiction | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 1980 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jennifer's Body (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I knew I didn't dream this.
14 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was only 8 when this show was on the air, but I remember it! (Vaguely) I remember the set. I remember watching it in the morning and I've asked a few people (some of them older than me) if they remember Dave having a morning show and no one remembers. I was beginning to think I dreamed it. The only thing is, I thought I remembered him having both a morning show and a late show at the same time. Perhaps I was watching the morning show in reruns.

Also, the name Rich Hall is a blast from the past. I remember him from Not Necessarily the News which ran on HBO in the early 80's. (Remember Sniglets?) I forgot all about that show. The Daily Show of the 80's. I see now, it's all connected...


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please release this on DVD!!!! national_bouton-1
Winky's Cow Paste retepnhoj
I miss this show fm68
tapes anyone? jboone81
Discuss The David Letterman Show (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page