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Featured Guests Series - Volume 3

Featured Guests Series - Volume 3

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David Letterman was the one time heir apparent for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Letterman has been a fixture on late night Television since his February 1, 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman. In 2013, Letterman surpassed his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in TV history. For this Volume, we’ve unearthed some extraordinary appearances of David Letterman on The Tonight Show. Now we’d like to present you with three historic shows featuring David Letterman.


Show Descriptions -

Show 1: 11/24/78
A true time capsule, David Letterman’s first appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson! Watch history unfold with guests James Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Ron Dornsife.

Show 2: 08/30/91
In June of 1991, David Letterman got the official word from NBC, Jay Leno would succeed Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. It was the end of the dream Letterman had carried with him since childhood. This is his first show after that news. Guests include B.B. King, Michael Moschen and the Mighty Carson Art Players.

Show 3: 05/15/92
A classic from Johnny’s final weeks hosting The Tonight Show. Join Johnny, Dave, Clint Eastwood and Bob Hope for a memorable evening. 

Approximate Running Time: 185 minutes