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When did David Letterman sign a contract with CBS?

On December 4, 2006, CBS revealed that Letterman signed a new contract to host Late Show with David Letterman through the fall of 2010. “I’m thrilled to be continuing on at CBS,” said Letterman.

Who are some of David Letterman’s successors in late night?

Several late-night hosts have cited Letterman’s influence, including Conan O’Brien (his successor on Late Night), Stephen Colbert (his successor on The Late Show), Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers.

What did David Letterman do in the summer of 1977?

By the summer of 1977, Letterman was a writer and regular on the six-week summer series The Starland Vocal Band Show, broadcast on CBS. He hosted a 1977 pilot for a game show called The Riddlers (which was never picked up), and co-starred in the Barry Levinson -produced comedy special Peeping Times, which aired in January 1978.

Who was David Letterman’s girlfriend when he went to CBS?

Letterman appeared alongside girlfriend Merrill Markoe during a 1982 photo shoot. (George Rose/Getty Images) “It got worse when he went to CBS,” recalled Shaffer. “Any flaw, minor flaw, he exaggerated. He was most uncomfortable at No. 1.”

Who was the biggest influence on David Letterman?

Letterman’s biggest influence and his mentor was Johnny Carson. Other comedians that influenced Letterman were Paul Dixon, Steve Allen, Jonathan Winters, Garry Moore, Jack Paar, Don Rickles, and David Brenner.

When did David Letterman first appear on The Tonight Show?

Letterman’s brand of dry, sarcastic humor caught the attention of scouts for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and he was soon a regular guest on the show. He became a favorite of Carson and was a regular guest host for the show beginning in 1978.

When do they draw the numbers for Mega Millions?

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date.