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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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English

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23 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шоу Дэвида Леттермана See more »

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The original hire for the show's producer was Bob Stewart, the veteran quiz-show creator who had enlisted Letterman as a panelist on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) from 1978 onward. However, due to creative differences, Stewart left the show four days before its premiere. See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' (1997) See more »

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Best morning show ever!
25 February 2014 | by anoracleSee all my reviews

I feel certain that many mom's, done with the morning housework, tuned in to this show and imagined someone had laced their coffee with acid.

The show was weird and wonderful. Dave's acceptance speech at the daytime Emmys, one day after cancellation, was short and perfect; "What the heck, it's just American television." was all he said upon collecting his first statuette among the many to come.

Note that Bif Henderson was with Dave from the very beginning, as was Hal Gurnee.

In addition, this was the start of Dave's long association with Chris Elliot. Watching Dave's morning show gave hope that surreal Tee-Vee had a place in the daytime broadcast spectrum.

This was a place to see some great early Andy Kaufman as well.

One can only hope that they'll one day offer it up as a download for collection.


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