Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Jun. 23, 1980
Status
N/A
Runtime
N/A
Country
USA
Network
Genre
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The David Letterman Show

After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show, 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 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.

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  • The program ran 90 minutes for the first six weeks, and was shortened to 60 minutes beginning on 4 August 1980 (the last 12 weeks).
  • The original hire for the show's producer was Bob Stewart (V), the veteran quiz-show creator who had enlisted Letterman as a panelist on The $10,000 Pyramid from 1978 onward. However, due to…
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    The original hire for the show's producer was Bob Stewart (V), the veteran quiz-show creator who had enlisted Letterman as a panelist on The $10,000 Pyramid from 1978 onward. However, due to creative differences, Stewart left the show four days before its premiere.
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  • Originally after explaining his dire situation, 'Andy Kaufman' wanted to feign suicide by shooting himself in the head with a prop gun. After the producers thought it over, Kaufman decided he…
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    Originally after explaining his dire situation, 'Andy Kaufman' wanted to feign suicide by shooting himself in the head with a prop gun. After the producers thought it over, Kaufman decided he would instead panhandle from the audience.
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