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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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After a few weeks a few viewers noticed Letterman was starting to hit his stride. But the situation was already hopeless. Stations started dropping him in favor of syndicated game shows. Letterman got on the phone and begged station managers to give the teetering show a chance. Nothing he did mattered. The show was canceled, and given four weeks' notice. 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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