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The David Letterman Show 

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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David Letterman ...  Himself - Host 90 episodes, 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 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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USA

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23 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шоу Дэвида Леттермана See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Merril Markoe, the head writer, was forced, thanks to the last minute resignation, to take over as producer, a job she had never done in her life. Nobody on the show even knew how to find cue cards to write on, so they used enormous pieces of cardboard. The show stumbled on air in June 1980. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982) See more »

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Morning Show...VHS Copies
2 May 2006 | by jovibratSee all my reviews

Does anyone know of any collectors who may have any of these old David Letterman Morning shows from 1980 in their collection? I would love to obtain any and all and would even be willing to transfer to DVD at no cost to the owner if interested.

This was by far the funniest show on TV up to 1980, though it didn't find an audience at that time slot. I was in college and watched faithfully everyday and was so blown away by content and the deadpan deliveries.

It is a shame, given that it was on TV only a few months that these didn't make it to DVD commercially.


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