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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | May 16, 1995
London -- There's something you've got to understand about television in Great Britain:It can never be too dull.Gardening is a prime-time hit in the land of four over-the-air TV stations. An antiques show is very big on Sundays. And besides scoreless soccer games and cricket matches that go on for days, British viewers adore something called snooker, a sport that combines the drama of pro bowling with the aerobic exertion of billiards. Naturally, it's played by guys in formal wear.One other thing: "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" outdraws "ER."
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | May 31, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS - David Letterman always likes to have the Indianapolis 500 winner on his television show for a few minutes of chit-chat later in the week. But this time, the driver may occupy the entire program - except perhaps when Letterman is interviewing himself as the winning car owner. As Letterman gnawed his knuckles in the pits yesterday, barely known Buddy Rice - who'd been out of a job until Letterman and partner Bobby Rahal hired him for this season - dominated an Indy 500 that was both delayed and interrupted by rain until he was able to cruise to victory under caution in the drizzle.
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September 18, 2006
"It would be nice if the guys in the pits occasionally surprised me with a piece of carrot cake or something." David Letterman From the Top 10 List of Things Never Said by a NASCAR Driver "We got our tails whipped." Tim Duckworth Auburn guard, after his team beat LSU [ From wire and Web reports]
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By Diane Holloway and Diane Holloway,COX NEWS SERVICE | January 30, 2003
Biff Henderson's evolution from stage manager to star began one morning in 1980, when David Letterman was in the midst of his own transformation from wise-cracking comic to talk show host. NBC had the gap-toothed guy, a favorite guest on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, working as host of a morning show, which was a strange place for Letterman's late-night sense of humor. (This was the show on which Letterman set fire to the stage.) Henderson was stage managing in the wings when Letterman, on his way to do the monologue, suddenly pushed the startled stage manager toward the spotlight.
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June 6, 1991
Exclusive guest host Jay Leno will take over as host of "The Tonight Show" following Johnny Carson's final appearance on May 22, 1992, announced NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield.Leno joins Carson, Steve Allen and Jack Paar in an elite circle o hosts of the most highly acclaimed late-night show in television history. Carson announced the date of his last show last month.When Leno takes over as host next spring, the show returns to NBC Productions, by which it was previously produced until Carson Productions assumed responsibility in September 1980.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
Here's a first look at Josh Charles talking to David Letterman about the death of his character, Will Gardner, on "The Good Wife. " The appearance, which will air at 11:35 p.m. Monday, was taped earlier in the day. Letterman:  “What the hell happened?” Charles: “What an intro!”  (audience laughs) Letterman:  “You got killed off!”  Charles:  “That's what you gotta do to get on the Letterman show.  I had to do that, I had to get killed off to get on your show.” Letterman:  “Now, you knew this was going to happen?
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By RAY FRAGER | November 11, 2008
Ball State@Miami-Ohio 7 p.m. [ESPN2] What do we know about Ball State? The Cardinals - did you know that? - are ranked 14th. The school is located in Muncie, Ind. Sure, we know David Letterman is an alumnus, but how about these other illustrious former students: Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company; Garfield creator Jim Davis; Oprah's squeeze, Stedman Graham; and former Oriole Merv Rettenmund. Consider yourself enlightened.
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By Paul Brownfield and Paul Brownfield,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 2, 2005
HOLLYWOOD - Comedy and caring don't mix, so you knew Jay Leno and David Letterman - who are professional rivals but also, at bottom, the same removed, iconoclastic human being - were going to be out of their element paying tribute to Johnny Carson on their respective shows. Still, what was revealing, watching Leno's on-air memorial a week ago and then Letterman's on Monday night (his show was dark last week) was how much the shows betrayed the comics' personal relationships with Carson.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Staff Writer | August 31, 1993
NEW YORK -- "There can only be one first show," writer Dave Shepp said yesterday from the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater. "And this is it!"With that, the nearly 500 fans waiting to watch David Letterman make his CBS debut burst into frenzied applause. It wasn't just the prospect of seeing guests Bill Murray and Billy Joel that had the crowd excited, nor was it the prospect of getting a first glance at the new set of "Late Show With David Letterman" or Paul Shaffer's new six-piece CBS Orchestra -- although clearly, that was part of it.No, these folks were cheering their lungs out because they knew they were a part of television history.
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