As it’s a week of reruns on the Late Show With David Letterman, it’s a good time to look back at some classic Letterman clips.
The David Letterman Show was a short-lived morning programme hosted by David Letterman, which aired on NBC before he started Late Night With David Letterman. It ran from from the 23rd June 1980 to the 24th October 1980 and had 90 episodes in total.
The programme wasn’t a great success (as Dave sometimes points out on the Late Show), but probably gave Dave the opportunity to get used to a talk show envrionment before taking on Late Night in 1982.
Paul Shaffer was also present on the show.
Many of the 90 episodes still survive in the Late Show archives in New York City.
Video clips follow.
The David Letterman Show – Pet Psychic segment;
The David Letterman Show – Exercise segment;
The David Letterman Show – End segment and credits;