David Letterman


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on David Letterman's style of comedy being similar to Ernie Kovacs'

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on the number of comedy writers nowadays
Steve Allen on David Letterman being a fan of the syndicated Steve Allen Westinghouse Show

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on the most embarrassing moment of his career - on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with David Letterman guest hosting

Jim Cantore

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Jim Cantore on appearing on Late Show with David Letterman

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on her appearances on Late Night with David Letterman
Connie Chung and Maury Povich on Chung's appearances on David Letterman's show
Connie Chung and Maury Povich on Povich's favorite Chung story

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on a controversial joke by David Letterman

Charles Grodin with Emerson College

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Charles Grodin on appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman

Eddie Brill with Emerson College

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Eddie Brill on his early stand-up career, and on becoming the audience warm-up guy for Late Show with David Letterman
Eddie Brill on his warm-up routine for Late Show with David Letterman

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on David Letterman as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on going on David Letterman's show to do elevator races and learning to loosen up on television

Judy Crown

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Judy Crown on her first television hairdressing job on The Starland Vocal Band, featuring David Letterman as host

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on having David Letterman on The Mike Douglas Show

Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert on comedy skits he's done for Jay Leno and David Letterman

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on being coaxed out of retirement to direct The David Letterman Show
Hal Gurnee on David Letterman rehearsing and working out bits for The David Letterman Show
Hal Gurnee on the early qualities that made David Letterman a good host on The David Letterman Show, and on introducing him to Jack Paar
Hal Gurnee on his relationship with David Letterman during his years directing Late Night with David Letterman
Hal Gurnee on how David Letterman compared to other talk show hosts he worked with, and on Letterman's on-air persona on Late Night with David Letterman
Hal Gurnee on David Letterman doing remotes outside the studio on Late Night with David Letterman
Hal Gurnee on David Letterman's interview style, and on favorite guests
Hal Gurnee on David Letterman's legacy, and on where he fits in the pantheon of talk show hosts
Hal Gurnee on David Letterman's temper, and on his not being chosen to host The Tonight Show

Peter Lassally

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Peter Lassally on leaving The Late Show with David Letterman  to produce The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder
Peter Lassally on Jay Leno succeeding Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show; on starting The Late Show with David Letterman
Peter Lassally on appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman's tribute to Johnny Carson

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on The Tonight Show's transition from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on the various guest hosts of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, including Joan Rivers and David Letterman

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on the development, casting and programming of Everybody Loves Raymond
Leslie Moonves on his "More with Les" segments on the Late Show with David Letterman

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on the Late Night battles - Leno v. Letterman

Maury Povich

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Connie Chung and Maury Povich on Chung's appearances on David Letterman's show
Connie Chung and Maury Povich on Povich's favorite Chung story

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on David Letterman's involvement with Everybody Loves Raymond

Paul Shaffer

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Paul Shaffer on joining Late Night with David Letterman and their approach to the show
Paul Shaffer on David Letterman and working on his shows
Paul Shaffer on David Letterman's health issues on Late Show with David Letterman

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on David Letterman, on his short-lived morning show, and on finding a home in late night

Bob Stewart

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Producer Bob Stewart on his short-lived panel show Love Experts

Joseph A. Wapner

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Joseph Wapner on trying a case between David Letterman on Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Vanna White

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Vanna White on appearing on Late Night with David Letterman

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on his experience on appearing on and writing for Late Show with David Letterman

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