Letterman Before Late Night

Before The Late Show, before Late Night, even before his morning show, David Letterman was trying to ready himself to be the next talk show superstar, a role that didn’t really exist back then. He made a pilot game show, called The Riddlers.

This was around the same time has his appearance on established game shows, such as Password Plus.

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Other appearances included The Smart Alecks and Decisions, Decisions.

But even before he was on network TV, he was at his local ABC affiliate, either hosting the weather, presenting a kid’s show, or doing the wrap arounds for the movie night.

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