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.'
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Did You Know?
In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks (specifically the World Trade Center attack in New York, downtown from where "The Late Show" is taped), David Letterman
was reported to have said that he didn't know if anything would ever be funny again. Most American programming (including "The Late Show") was suspended in the aftermath. However, on September 17, "The Late Show" was one of the first comedy shows to resume regular programming. The starting guest that night was Dan Rather
, and the emotionally-charged episode is considered one of Letterman's finest. See more
Paul Shaffer - Bandleader
[after he and David play around with air raid sirens, impersonating a broadcast announcer
This is a test. This is only a test. If this is an actual emergency, flip over to Leno.