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Late Show with David Letterman 

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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

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David Letterman ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,196 episodes, 1993-2015
Paul Shaffer ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 4,195 episodes, 1993-2015
Alan Kalter Alan Kalter ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,479 episodes, 1995-2015
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David Letterman's comedic talk-show after moving to a new television network. He retains largely the same format as the previous 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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CBS [United States]

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USA

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English

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30 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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Late Show Backstage See more »

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Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Dolby

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16:9 HD
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On an early episode of the Late Show, this was 1993 and Dave had just made the jump from NBC, Dave invited Debra Winger on the show to promote her new movie "Wilder Napalm." Debra had a longstanding rivalry with former Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter. Carter eventually married businessman Robert Altman, who himself got caught up in BCCI banking scandal and had to appear in those hearings. On March 30, 1993 the BCCI trial opened in New York City, and Lynda attended the hearings every day, sitting behind Robert with his family to give him support. As this was happening, Lynda's former Wonder Woman co-star, Debra Winger, who played Lynda's sister Wonder Girl on that series in 1976-1977, appeared on CBS's "Late Show with Dave Letterman" to promote her 1993 romantic comedy "Wilder Napalm". On the David Letterman episode Debra reminisced about her Wonder Woman days and also teased co-star Lynda Carter and her husband about the BCCI scandal. At the end of the episode Debra disrobes from the formal dress she is wearing and runs out of the studio wearing her Wonder Girl costume, as Paul Schaffer and his band plays the Wonder Woman theme song, and the audience cheers. You can watch this episode and Debra's Wonder Girl antics on Youtube. See more »

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Letterman reliably entertaining
5 February 2003 | by pperroneSee all my reviews

I'm "only" 34 but I've been watching Letterman since I was about 13. He in fact has one of the few shows I can tolerate to watch on TV. I can always count on him to be entertaining. He clearly has it down to a science now and doesn't deviate much from his standard ritual whereas years ago it was always something new and different. That said, his ritual is actually reliably entertaining. Clearly one of the attractions to watching him for so long is the comfortable feeling one has with having the same show play around the same time of night for so many years. Of course, now I use TiVo. The bottom line is that Letterman is truly the best thing going for TV and is a reliably good and entertaining show.


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