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8 Facts About David Letterman

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David Michael Letterman is an American former television talk show host, comedian, writer, and producer.

David Letterman's Final Show by Jackson Harris

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He hosted a late night television talk show for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

Late Night with David Letterman is a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC that was created and hosted by David Letterman.

David Letterman - Robin Williams Tribute - 2014.08.18 by Andrew Lynch

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In total, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history.

John William "Johnny" Carson was an American talk show host and comedian, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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In 1996 Letterman was ranked 45th on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles and in some issues, horoscopes.

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Letterman is also a television and film producer.

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His company, Worldwide Pants, produced his show and formerly produced The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Worldwide Pants Inc. is an American television and film production company founded and owned by comedian and former talk show host David Letterman.

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Worldwide Pants has also produced several prime-time comedies, the most successful of which was Everybody Loves Raymond, currently in syndication.

Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Madylin Sweeten, and Monica Horan.

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Several late-night hosts have cited Letterman's influence, including Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers.

James Christian Kimmel, commonly known as Jimmy Kimmel, is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, and voice actor.

James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.

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