Late Show with David Letterman

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Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide... read more

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:37 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday through Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.

Original Release

08/30/1993 on CBS

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Directors

Jerry Foley, Hal Gurnee

Writers

David Letterman, Jim Mulholland, Michael Barrie, Doug Brady, Steve Young, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, Lee H. Ellenberg, Tom Ruprecht, Matt Roberts, Joe Grossman, Jeremy Weiner, Bill Scheft, Frank Sebastiano, Paul Masella, Robert Borden, R.J. Fried, Matt Kirsch, Zach Smilovitz, Mike Leech, Mike Hadge, Gerard Mulligan, Matt Goldich, Matthew Flanagan, David McHugh, Meredith Scardino, Steve Melcher, Sam Saltz, Dan Vollmayer, Jon Beckerman, Aaron Blitzstein, Rob Burnett, Joe Toplyn, Gabe Miller, Jonathan Ignatius Green, Gabe Abelson, Donick Cary, Carter Bays, Chris Harris, Rodney Rothman, Wayne Kline, Craig Thomas, Jill Goodwin, Spike Feresten, Steve O'Donnell, Jeff Stilson, Dave Hanson, Jill Davis, Larry Jacobson, Eric Kaplan, Tim Long, Steve Hely, Matt Harrigan, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Chris Belair, Dino Stamatopoulos, Jeff Boggs, Jena Friedman, David Javerbaum, Jason Gelles, Beth Sherman, Mike Haukom, Steve Young, Ross Abrash, Mike Myers, Johnny Carson, Bill Kelley, Alan Zweibel, Mark Hentemann, Chris Harris, Alex Buly, Craig Thomas

Creators

David Letterman

Cast

David Letterman Host
Paul Shaffer Musical Director
David Letterman Himself - Host
Paul Shaffer Himself - Musical Director
Alan Kalter Himself - Announcer
Morris Hayes
Kirk Johnson
Rhonda Smith
Eric Leeds
Prince
Barbara Gaines Herself - Executive Producer
Tony Mendez Himself - Cue Card Boy
Paul Shaffer Himself
Al Chez Himself - Horn Section Yay-Sayer #2
Tom Malone Himself - Horn Section Yay-Sayer #1
Bruce Kapler Himself - Horn Section Yay-Sayer #3
Andrea Sande Herself - Late Show Model
Biff Henderson Himself - Stage Manager
Rute Herself - Late Show Model
Kiva Kahl Herself - Grinder Girl

Producers

Maria Pope Executive Producer
Barbara Gaines Executive Producer
Jude Brennan Executive Producer
Rob Burnett Executive Producer
Matt Roberts Executive Producer
Eric Stangel Executive Producer
Justin Stangel Executive Producer
Peter Lassally Executive Producer
Robert Morton Executive Producer
Nancy Agostini Executive Producer
Barbara Gaines Producer
Maria Pope Producer
Jude Brennan Producer
Justin Stangel Producer
Eric Stangel Producer
Matt Roberts Producer
Rob Burnett Producer
Brian Teta Producer
Sheila Rogers Producer
Jerry Foley Producer
Nancy Agostini Producer
Kathy Mavrikakis Producer
Paula Chagares Producer
Hal Gurnee Producer
Peter Lassally Producer
Robert Morton Producer
Sarah Billington Producer
Amy Deiboldt Producer
Jon Beckerman Producer
Lorraine Ruprecht Producer
Joe Toplyn Producer
Michael Buczkiewicz Producer
Eliana Salzhauer Producer
Jay Johnson Producer
Walter Kim Producer
Mary Barclay Producer
Michael Z. McIntee Producer

Editors

Daniel Baggio, Andrew Evangelista, Gary Mazzacca, Steve Hostomsky, Dava Whisenant, Tom Catusi, Jim Alkins, Mark Spada, Charles Parks, Mona Lu, Duane Debetham, Ernie Generalli, Marian Jordan-Pitta, Kevin Raman, Keith Debetham, Julia Meskill

2015 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Variety Talk Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Nominated
2012 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Nominated
2012 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2011 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for Variety, Music or Comedy Programming Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
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