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2009-09-30 20:48:02

Late Show with David Letterman band leader and sidekick Paul Shaffer is to be interviewed about his new memoir on the U.S. chat show, CBS said. Shaffer, 59, is to take the guest chair on Tuesday's edition of Late Show. His appearance is to coincide with the release of his book, We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Show-Biz Saga. The memoir chronicles the Grammy Award-winner's life story, including his childhood in Thunder Bay, Canada; his early music career; his years at...

2009-09-25 09:25:00

David Letterman is to celebrate the 5,000th broadcast in his late night U.S. television career on the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS said. Letterman served as host of 1,810 Late Night shows and, as of Friday, 3,186 broadcasts and four primetime specials of Late Show. (People) say to me, 'Dave, what keeps you working night after night, week after week, month after month, year after year after year? Seriously, why do you keep working?' And I just tell them, 'Well, Foxwoods gambling...

2009-09-24 15:07:21

A woman who gave her heart-shaped potato to President Obama during a taping of David Letterman's show in New York said the gift gained her national attention. Mary Apple of Independence, Mo., said the gift she gave Obama -- her lucky heart-shaped potato -- during a Monday taping of The Late Show With David Letterman led to appearances this week on Inside Edition and CBS's The Early Show, as well as a flood of messages on her cell phone and Facebook inbox, the Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported...

2009-09-22 23:03:15

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says he's gotten pretty good at doing what his wife, Hillary, used to do as a non-governmental person. The former president was a guest Tuesday on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman asked Clinton if he is able to help his wife in her duties as U.S. Secretary of State. Well, first of all, I'm immensely proud of her, Clinton said -- recalling the former first lady's campaign for the 2008 presidential nomination -- and I'm proud of how she did...

2009-09-21 19:32:38

U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday people get very riled up during times of change but Americans are turned off by the shouting and the yelling. In an appearance on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, Obama was asked about outbursts by political opponents at town hall meetings this summer. One of the things you sign up for in politics is folks yell at you, he said. The overwhelming majority of people, Republican or Democrat, I think they just want to see some common sense, the president...

2009-09-15 13:25:00

Barack Obama has agreed to be the first sitting U.S. president to appear on Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced Tuesday. Obama is scheduled to appear on next Monday's edition of the television chat show. He is to be the sole guest on the broadcast, CBS said. This will be Obama's first visit back to the show since his election last Nopvember. He previously appeared on Letterman five times. His last show was Sept. 10, 2008 during the height of his 2008 presidential election campaign.

2009-08-28 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Late-night heavyweights David Letterman and Conan O'Brien are slugging it out over more than just ratings these days. Their rivalry has also spilled over into a nationwide debate over who deserves a higher salary. For now, Letterman holds a commanding lead, but Conan supporters still have time to weigh in. Participants in the "Getting Paid In America" survey from American Payroll Association are asked, "Which of these popular late-night talk show hosts do...

2009-08-19 15:26:40

Famed British-born U.S. fashion editor Anna Wintour is to make her first visit to Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced. In addition to the appearance by the Vogue editor-in-chief, Monday's edition of the chat show will also feature New York Yankees All-Star first baseman Mark Teixeira's Late Show debut. Wintour is featured in the new documentary The September Issue, that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the most important issue of the magazine, which at 840 pages in...

2009-08-18 13:09:49

U.S. pop star Britney Spears has agreed to present the Top 10 list on TV's Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced. Spears is scheduled to visit the show Tuesday. This will mark her first appearance on the broadcast since a surprise cameo Nov. 6, 2006, the network noted. The singer is currently in the middle of her concert tour, The Circus Starring Britney Spears. After starting in North America in March and traveling to Europe, she returns to North America for another string of tour...

2009-07-21 06:40:00

TOCCOA, Ga., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Tommy Scott likes to tell the story of the time he met David Letterman, when the famous TV show host stormed off the stage because his own guest overshadowed him with his musical ramblings. Known for his rambling and roaming, this former Bluegrass artist could never plant his roots in one place, so for a while he traveled and played the guitar, and later, he traveled and sold a cure-all remedy known as snake oil. The now 92-year-old tells about his...

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