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2008-10-11 00:00:25

By Blake Hannon Election day is less than a month away. We've seen both presidential and vice presidential candidates debate the big issues and campaign relentlessly for the votes of Americans. Wait a second. What am I doing talking about politics? Isn't this supposed to be an entertainment column? Don't worry, I'm not flip-flopping. But there is no denying that one of many things elections remind us of is the cultural relevance and political importance of late- night television. And it...

2008-10-10 06:00:24

By Norm Clarke The O.J. Simpson jury got a thumbs up from talk-show host David Letterman. "Here's what happened," said Letterman, turning serious during his monologue Monday. "The jury did a little something unusual for an O.J. jury. What they did is they paid attention to the evidence." The comment, more of an observation than a joke, drew loud applause. Letterman had plenty of O.J. fodder on Tuesday's show, too. "Did you hear what O.J. said after the trial? 'How does a nothing...

2008-09-25 15:00:22

David Letterman said he was disappointed Sen. John McCain backed out of an appearance on his show so he could be interviewed by Katie Couric. The Republican U.S. presidential candidate, who Letterman described as a "real American hero," was scheduled to drop by "The Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday. But Letterman said McCain personally called him shortly before the episode was to be taped and canceled his appearance, telling Letterman he was "racing back to Washington" to help...

2008-09-22 21:00:18

By Jeff Simon Let me tell you what was happening when this column began in TV Topics in the fall of 1978. The new fall shows included "Mary,"""W.E.B,""American Girls" and "Sword of Justice." "Saturday Night Live" was already in its third season. The worm was already eating the apple. Irony was poised to devour us all. What WAS that gunk, you might well ask now? Only one of those shows is important to remember -- Mary Tyler Moore's three-week variety show "Mary" because in her Carol...

2008-09-04 21:00:23

David Letterman wants to stick with CBS' "Late Show" through his contract - and maybe longer - as rival Jay Leno prepares to surrender the "Tonight" reins next year. "The way I feel now, I would like to go beyond 2010, not much beyond, but you know, enough to go beyond. You always like to be able to excuse yourself on your own terms," Letterman said in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine. "If the network is happy with that, great. If they wanna make a change in 2010, you know, I'm fine...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- David Letterman wants to stick with CBS' "Late Show" through his contract -- and maybe longer -- as rival Jay Leno prepares to surrender the "The Tonight Show" reins next year. "The way I feel now, I would like to go beyond 2010, not much beyond, but you know, enough to go beyond. You always like to be able to excuse yourself on your own terms," Letterman said in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine. "If the network is happy with that, great. If they...

2008-07-18 03:00:32

By Daniel Neman, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 18--Comedian Jim Gaffigan knows that to stay popular on a national level, he has to cover subjects that everyone understands. "If someone is paying to see it, they don't want to see jokes about things they don't know about," he said from his home in New York City. For instance, although he watches "Law & Order" -- or he used to watch it -- he refrains from telling jokes about it because not everyone has seen it. Which explains...

2008-07-16 12:01:06

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The last time Bonnie Hunt took a crack at series TV, it was with "Life With Bonnie," a 2002-04 sitcom in which the actress played a harried talk-show host. Come Sept. 8, Hunt will do the talk-show host thing in real life as she launches "The Bonnie Hunt Show," the latest in a seemingly infinite series of daytime chat shows. Meant as a companion piece to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the syndicated show will allow Hunt, 46, to do the usual celebrity interviews while...

2008-07-06 09:00:14

By Guy Adams Jay Leno, popular host of 'The Tonight Show', backs away from retirement and puts NBC in a $45m bind Will Jay Leno go jaywalking? That's the multimillion-dollar question hanging over the future of America's most bankable late- night chat-show host. Five of the biggest US networks are attempting to lure the veteran broadcaster away from NBC, where he presents its flagship programme, The Tonight Show, in the sort of bidding war usually reserved for a Major League baseball...

2008-06-16 15:00:29

Does your pet have personality? If so, it could be the next big hit on television. "The Late Show with David Letterman" is looking for contestants to appear in an upcoming segment of Stupid Pet Tricks and CBS 3 is hosting an open casting call to find local pets to take over late night. Open auditions will be held Saturday, June 21st at Cutter's Mill - The Natural Pet Place in The Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Route 70 East in Cherry Hill, New Jersey from 12 noon to 3 p.m. A talent...