Everybody Loves Dave: CBS Airing Salute To Letterman
When he retires next month, David Letterman will have hosted 6,028 late night talk show broadcasts over 33 years (“Late Night” on NBC and “The Late Show” on CBS), more than any other late night talk show host. He and his shows have won 16 Emmy Awards (with a staggering 112 nominations!), a 1992 Peabody Award, and even the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in 2012. But it all comes to an end for one of the most influential broadcasters in television with his final “Late Show” on Wednesday, May 20th.
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CBS will salute Dave and his impressive career with “David Letterman: A Life on Television” on Monday, May 4th at 9:30 PM. The 90-minute special will be hosted by Emmy Award winner Ray Romano, whose own career was propelled by a 1995 stand-up appearance on the “The Late Show.” That led to the development of his Emmy Award-winning sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which was produced for CBS by Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, Inc.
Ray Romano will take us on a journey through Letterman’s career, starting with his time as a weatherman in Indiana to his final nights as host of “The Late Show.” We’ll see highlights from some of the best of Dave’s interviews with presidents, world leaders, sports figures, and the biggest names in entertainment and music. We’ll also get to revisit some of Letterman’s trademark bits, including the Top Ten List, Stupid Pet and Human Tricks, and all the stunts he pulled on the streets of New York City. The special will also look at some of the most important and poignant moments Dave has given audiences, including his show from September 17, 2001, his first broadcast after the 9/11 attacks.