Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Aug. 30, 1993
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre
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Late Show with David Letterman

The Late Show with David Letterman is a multiple Emmy Award-winning hour-long weeknight comedy talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. It is hosted by David Letterman and is produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated.

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21x168 Former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, … Aired: Jul. 24, 2014

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21x169 John C. Reilly, Rachelle Lefevre, Conor Oberst(Monday Jul. 28th, 2014 11:35/10:35c on CBS)

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Stephen Colbert To Succeed David Letterman On CBS' 'The Late Show'
Get ready for a whole different Stephen Colbert. The Colbert Report host has been tapped to fill David Letterman’s Late Show seat when Letterman retires next year, CBS announced today.

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  • The microphone on David Letterman's desk is an old RCA DX 77. It is a replacement for the original microphone given to him as a gift from the NBC crew when he left the network. A couple of…
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    The microphone on David Letterman's desk is an old RCA DX 77. It is a replacement for the original microphone given to him as a gift from the NBC crew when he left the network. A couple of years after making the move to CBS, the original microphone was stolen. The microphone on his desk is usually not plugged in. His primary microphone is the lapel clipped to his tie.
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  • Paul Anka performed, with full orchestra, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
  • 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…
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    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.
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