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  David Letterman
David Letterman began his career in broadcasting in Indianapolis, Indiana, working as a weekend weatherman.
When Johnny Carson retired in 1991, Letterman was astonished to learn the career he'd been eyeing his entire life had been handed over to Jay Leno.
Letterman is the first of the late night talk show hosts to return to the air after the World Trade Center attacks.
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  David Letterman - MSN Encarta
David Letterman, born in 1947, American television entertainer and talk-show host, star of a long-running late-night talk show since 1982.
Letterman chose not to renew his contract after NBC failed to offer him Carson's spot on the “Tonight Show” upon Carson's 1992 retirement.
In mid-1993 Letterman moved his show to another network, the Columbia Broadcasting System (see CBS Inc.), where it was slotted to run against NBC's “Tonight Show,” hosted by American comedian Jay Leno.
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 Letterman, David
Letterman rose to fame as talk show host and celebrity during a period in television history when late-night talk, a unique TV genre, began to stretch beyond the confines of the solid, long-standing appeal of NBC's Tonight Show, starring the king of late night since 1962, Johnny Carson.
David Letterman began his career in broadcasting in his native Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked in both television (as an announcer and weekend weatherman) and radio (as a talk-show host).
Letterman's popularity was best exemplified, though, in the large number of discussions, references and imitations he inspired among fans, in the media and throughout popular culture.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/L/htmlL/lettermanda/lettermanda.htm   (1122 words)

 David Letterman - a Star Library biography
David Michael Letterman was born on April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis to Harry Letterman, a florist, and Dorothy, a church secretary.
In 1993 Letterman moved to CBS with a lucrative deal to host The Late Show with David Letterman, to air opposite The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Letterman was married, to Michelle Cook, from 1969-1977.
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 David Letterman Inks $120M Contract Extension - The Hollywood Gossip
Talk show king David Letterman has signed a contract extension to host The Late Show on CBS until 2010.
The announcement of Letterman’s three-year contract extension comes nearly nine months before his current deal was set to expire in August 2007.
Letterman, one of American television’s highest-paid entertainers, draws an average audience of 4.3 million viewers a night but has lagged behind The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which draws ratings of 5.7 million.
www.thehollywoodgossip.com /2006/12/david-letterman-inks-120m-contract-extension   (272 words)

 David Letterman
David Letterman is a gap-toothed, grouchy, balding and bespectacled comedian, who has been the funniest man on television for more than twenty years.
Letterman's most famous stalker, Margaret Ray, was arrested several times for breaking into his house, stealing his car, and claiming to be his wife.
Letterman is co-owner of the Rahal Letterman Racing team, which won the Indianapolis 500 in 2004 with Buddy Rice driving.
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 David Letterman Television Actor Profile | David Letterman Life History | David Letterman Articles | Yuddy.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David Michael Letterman has made a name for himself as one of America’s leading late night talk show hosts in a career that has spanned decades.
Letterman was born on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Letterman made the move out to Los Angeles in 1975 in the hopes of becoming a comedy writer for sitcoms.
www.yuddy.com /articles/television/david-letterman.html   (653 words)

 Late Night with David Letterman
Letterman sent his mother, known to fans as "Dave's Mom" to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway where she interviewed First Lady Hillary Clinton and skater Nancy Kerrigan for the Late Show.
Letterman's relationship with his studio and viewing audiences does not always translate to his treatment of his guests, however.
Letterman presents himself as pal and equal to his audiences; letting down a layer of formality allows him to be the spontaneous host that audiences have come to love.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/L/htmlL/latenightwi/latenightwi.htm   (1061 words)

 Book David Letterman - Booking Comedian, Magician, Corporate Events, Private, Corporate Event - Your Booking Agent for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David was born in Indianapolis on April 12, 1947.
Late Night with David Letterman premiered in February 1982, and, throughout its 11 1/2 years, was critically acclaimed and won many awards, including five Emmy awards, and was honored with 35 nominations.
Additionally, David and his staff have received 15 Emmy nominations during the show's run on CBS, including seven in 1993 (the highest nominations ever given to any late night program in its premiere year).
www.grabow.biz /Comedy_Magic/DavidLetterman.htm   (567 words)

 A la Gauche: Political News and Commentary from the Far Left
Letterman: Well, you know in the beginning, here is my position in the beginning and I, I think I - I sort of felt the way everybody did, we felt like we wanted to do something, because something terrible had been done to us.
Letterman is far from a "great spokesperson", and has he said himself, he really doesn't know the facts well enough to debate with bor.
Letterman tried to answer that question by going back to the beginning, where we actually had a chance to "win", and that was how we reacted after 9/11.
farleft.blogspot.com /2006/10/david-letterman-v-bill-oreilly-part-ii.html   (5446 words)

 David Letterman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 CBS | Late Show with David Letterman :
On Feb. 1, 1982, David Letterman hit the stage of "Late Night with David Letterman" and that night, single-handedly changed the face of late night television forever.
With 4,506 broadcasts, 14,772 guest appearances, 14 Emmy Awards and 89 Emmy nominations to his credit, Letterman and his late night programs, "Late Night with David Letterman" and the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, are ranked among the best and most innovative television programs in the history of broadcasting.
After spending 11 1/2 years at "Late Night with David Letterman," Letterman moved his show to the CBS Television Network on Aug. 30, 1993 and instantly created an immensely successful late night franchise for the Network.
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 David Letterman Forums - Topix
Twenty-five years of Letterman on late night -...
Letterman Marks 25 Years On Late Night TV
Letterman makin' em laugh for 25 years: SouthFl...
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 David Letterman - The Hollywood Gossip
The toddler is seen here playing with his father, David Letterman.
Sporting a blonde bob and a cute, short fl dress that showed off her newly svelte shape, the wife of K-Fed and the mother of Jayden James surprised the host by walking onstage behind him as he was sitting at his desk.
A flustered Letterman then quickly directed her to the whereabouts of Ferrell, his scheduled guest for the evening.
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 CNN.com - Reports: Letterman considers switch to ABC - March 1, 2002
Nearly a decade after his high-profile switch to CBS from NBC, the irascible "Late Show" host is talking with ABC about starting a new late-night show on that network, according to reports Friday in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Letterman moved to CBS in 1993 when NBC snubbed the former "Late Night" host by tapping Jay Leno to replace Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show." Leno's program has consistently topped Letterman's "Late Show" in the ratings.
Letterman's contract with CBS expires soon, but the network was unsuccessful in renewing it during an exclusive negotiation period, the Times said.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/News/03/01/letterman.abc/index.html   (652 words)

 Overlawyered: Restraining David Letterman
Colleen Nestler, a resident of Santa Fe, N.M., alleges that late night TV host David Letterman has communicated with her in coded words in his broadcasts, has tormented her and driven her into bankruptcy, and has promised to marry her.
Nestler’s application was accompanied by a typed, six-page, double-spaced letter in which she said Letterman used code words, gestures and “eye expressions” to convey his desire to marry her and train her as his co-host.
This is indeed rather silly, but, considering that David Letterman is never within 3 yards of her anyway, does not think of her anyway (or at least, didn't before this...), and does not mentally harass or hammer her, I'd say, basically, no harm, no foul.
www.overlawyered.com /2005/12/david_letterman_restraining_order.html   (2760 words)

 David Letterman Tickets
The Late Show with David Letterman tapes Monday-Thursday at 5:30pm and Fridays at 4:30pm (with an occasional additional Thursday taping at 7:30pm) at the Ed Sullivan Theater - 1697 Broadway between 53rd and 54th streets in New York City.
Getting to see Letterman taped without having to wait upwards of a year is a luxury, and we can tell you how to do it.
Representatives from the show claim that everything at Letterman is done on a lottery system so we have to assume this is done that way too.
www.nytix.com /TVShows/NewYork/Letterman/Tickets/tickets.html   (630 words)

 Boycott - David Letterman
When she says to the public that the insurgents and terrorists are 'freedom fighters,’ how do you think, David Letterman, that makes people who lost loved ones, by these people blowing the Hell out of them, how do you think they feel, waht about their feelings, sir?”
Letterman: “See, I’m very concerned about people like yourself who don’t have nothing but endless sympathy for a woman like Cindy Sheehan.
Letterman: “I’m not smart enough to debate you point to point on this, but I have the feeling, I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap.
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 Tags - David Letterman - Instablogs Community
US chat show king David Letterman has agreed to play peacemaker after he invited Paris Hilton and...
She found herself in an extremely starnge situation as Letterman kept on raising questions about her not so cool love life.
David Letterman, the talk show host and Madonna rode two horses along 53rd Street in Manhattan on the- Late Show.
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 David Letterman Biography (Talk Show Host) — Infoplease.com
Letterman's show became a huge hit with college students and night owls, famous for its offbeat humor and nightly "Top Ten" lists.
David Letterman, 2002 People in the News - David Letterman, late-night talk-show host, flirted with taking his Late Show from CBS to ABC.
David Letterman - David Letterman television comedian and host Born: 4/12/1947 Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana Emmy...
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 Media Matters - In Letterman appearance, O'Reilly repeated false claim that school changed "Silent Night" ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Letterman is a smart guy who can spot a phony with telescopic accuracy and expects his guests to bring something to the table.
LETTERMAN: I'm not smart enough to debate your point to point on this, but I have the feeling -- I have the feeling -- I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap.
In fact, Letterman was doing O'Reilly a HUGE favor by even having him on the show at all...which I'm sure was pushed by CBS just to see if he could draw some ratings.
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 WavSource: Television: Letterman 1
David Letterman: "The reason we were attacked, the reason these people are dead, these people are missing and dead...
They weren't doing anything wrong, they were living their lives, they were going to work, they were traveling, they were doing what they normally do.
David Letterman: "But it might be fun to be a doctor, don't ya think?
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Letterman recycled chickenhawk arguments, muttered "Honest to Christ!" when O'Reilly refused to back down from his criticism of Cindy Sheehan, and attacked O'Reilly's show despite admitting he doesn't watch it.
LETTERMAN: I'm not smart enough to debate you point to point on this, but I have the feeling that about 60 percent of what you say is crap (laughter)...
It was a pretty sorry spectacle and what really bothers me is that programs like Letterman’s and Leno’s and Today and GMA and The View are where many Americans (possibly even the majority) get their “news.” It is truly a sad thing to see.
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 Crooks and Liars » David Letterman
Senator Obama was on "Late Show with David Letterman" last night to talk Iraq, family, his attempt to quit smoking cigarettes and the 2008 campaign.
David: Most Americans are engaged and are trying to get the attention of the administration who can actually do something about it.
David tried to ellicit a definitive response about how she felt about the Republicans demonizing gays to advance their agenda and win the ‘04 election, but all one has to do is read her book.
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 DDY's Late Show with David Letterman Fan Page
Previously, Letterman won five Emmys and received 35 Emmy nominations for "Late Night with David Letterman" during its 11½ years on the air.
CHEERS to Late Show with David Letterman for its recent "Impressionist Week." Hot on the heels of "Ventriloquist Week," the impersonation-palooza brought old-school mimics like Rich Little and Fred Travalena (who've both aged gracefully) as well as younger talents like Gordie Brown and the amazing Frank Caliendo to the Ed Sullivan Theater.
CHEERS to Late Show with David Letterman for keeping the spirit of The Ed Sullivan Show alive with "Ventriloquist Week." In the same theater that once showcased Señor Wences and Edgar Bergen, Letterman welcomed such current practitioners of the talking-dummy act as Jay Johnson, Willie Tyler and Todd Oliver.
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