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.

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David Letterman's comedic talk-show after moving to a new television network. He retains largely the same format as the previous 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Tom Arnold is the first guest host to fill in for David Letterman due to a non-illness related absence. See more »

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David Letterman: In just a few minutes, my son will have completed his first trip around the sun.
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Letterman is king of Late Night.
29 May 2003 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

David Letterman is the king of Late Night TV. On the air now for 21 years, apporching 10 years as host of the "Late Show" on CBS. Leno is no match to Letterman, nor is Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. I feel like the "Late Show" has more class then other late night talk shows, though you might think not it at times. When Dave retires he will leave BIG shoes to fill.


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