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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My mom and aunt were guests on Letterman
1 July 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

My mom and my aunt were both on the 1980's Letterman morning show when they were still in New York. I have no idea how they got selected, but I remember them on TV, I was about 12-13. Their names are Rhonda and Sharon. It was 'stupid pet dress up day' and our cat "Norman" (brown Persian tabby) was dressed as a baby and a dog, "Macho" (a small white mutt) was dressed in a running suit. Both pets are long gone. My family still watches Letterman some 25 years later. If anyone knows where we can get copies of those early-day tapes, I would LOVE to know. Who would ever imagine Dave would become such a huge success. I had heard they would be available on DVD, but I have yet to come across them anywhere.


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