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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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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  • Before reading the Top Ten List, David Letterman used to announce that it came "from the home office of Sioux City, Iowa". This was a reference to the fact that at the time, the CBS affiliate…
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    Before reading the Top Ten List, David Letterman used to announce that it came "from the home office of Sioux City, Iowa". This was a reference to the fact that at the time, the CBS affiliate in Sioux City refused to air the show.
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  • In this episode, the annual tradition of Jay Thomas and David Letterman competing to knock a meatball off the Christmas tree with a football began after Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde was…
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    In this episode, the annual tradition of Jay Thomas and David Letterman competing to knock a meatball off the Christmas tree with a football began after Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde was unable to do so, but Thomas succeeded.
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  • NBC claimed "intellectual property rights" on many of Letterman's famous running gags and characters from his original show. As a result, the character of "Larry Bud Melman" was retired…
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    NBC claimed "intellectual property rights" on many of Letterman's famous running gags and characters from his original show. As a result, the character of "Larry Bud Melman" was retired (though the actor remained with the show and appeared under his real name), and such traditions as "Viewer Mail", "Stupid Pet Tricks", and the "Top 10 List" were simply renamed. This controversy was the subject of much ridicule during the 1993-94 TV season, mostly from Letterman himself.
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