A mix of comedy and talk show, including alot of celebrity guests and musical performances.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Late Show with David Letterman - The David Letterman Show - Netflix
The David Letterman Show is a short-lived morning talk show on NBC, hosted by David Letterman. It ran from June 23 to October 24, 1980. Originally, the series lasted 90 minutes, then 60 minutes from August 4 onward. He referred to it (“the morning show”) with some frequency on Late Night.
The Late Show with David Letterman - The final three weeks - Netflix
Letterman received notice that his show was being cancelled, but would continue for three more weeks. He decided that if he had three weeks on the air, he was going to have fun with them. He arranged a “Have The David Letterman Show in Your Own Home” contest and chose a family in Cresco, Iowa. He flew in a farmer named Floyd Stiles from Collins, Missouri, with his wife, Zola Mae Stiles, and gave him a “Floyd Stiles Day”. “He cut loose with his own jokes until they had a 2:00 a.m. comedy-club edge. He reached for his emergency weapons. Let go, he let go. By the beginning of October, audiences were packing themselves into the studio.” College boys hitched cross-country with petitions to save him. Some Long Island housewives threatened to block Manhattan traffic until the network relented. The pain of the cancellation was somewhat eased by the fact that for the next year, NBC would pay him $1,000,000 — $20,000/week — to do nothing except not work for someone else without their permission.
The Late Show with David Letterman - References - Netflix