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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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  • The stand-up performance by Bill Hicks was cut from the broadcast at the last minute by the production staff. Hicks felt betrayed, and conveyed his feelings of betrayal in a hand-written…
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    The stand-up performance by Bill Hicks was cut from the broadcast at the last minute by the production staff. Hicks felt betrayed, and conveyed his feelings of betrayal in a hand-written 39-page letter to the New Yorker. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994. On January 30, 2009, David Letterman acknowledged on his show that it was his decision to remove Hicks' performance from the broadcast and expressed regret for his decision. Letterman invited Hicks' mother, Mary Hicks, to the show and apologized for not allowing Bill's appearance to air, and played Bill's performance in its entirety for the first time.
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  • On the show, people in the audience are often wearing coats, or appear "bundled up". This is because the temperature of the Ed Sullivan Theatre is kept at 58 degrees during taping, supposedly…
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    On the show, people in the audience are often wearing coats, or appear "bundled up". This is because the temperature of the Ed Sullivan Theatre is kept at 58 degrees during taping, supposedly at Dave's insistence.
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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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