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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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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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23 June 1980 (USA) See more »

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Fred Silverman wanted this to be a daytime talk/service show with a regular "family" of performers ninety minutes live every morning at ten from New York. Arthur Godfrey's name was mentioned as what to shoot for. However, Dave and Merrill Markoe didn't care what Silverman wanted; they had their own vision of what their show would be: funny, inventive, groundbreaking. Everything daytime television had never been. See more »

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

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Never-Before-and-Never-Again would a network allow this kind of show in the mornings
26 June 2018 | by spambegoneSee all my reviews

This show is THE reason I, a broke college student, splurged and bought my first VCR - to record Dave's morning show while I was in class. I couldn't miss Dave working with no net and no rules. Some of this weirdness made the transition to Late Night, but I miss the unpolished, disorganized, and off-the-cuff spontaneity of this fledgling creation from Dave and Merrill Markoe. And I miss the cast that never made it to Late Night - Rich Hall, Mrs. Marv Mendenhall, Valry Bromfield, Barry Sand, Bob & Stan...


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