Top

KEITH OLBERMANN TALKS ABOUT HIS DEPARTURE FROM CURRENT TV ON CBS’ “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN”, TUESDAY, APRIL 3

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk show host Keith Olbermann gives David Letterman the details on his departure Friday from Current TV when he visits LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, April 3.

“Now, tell us your story,” Letterman asked. “How much time have you got?” Olbermann joked. “How long ago did you leave MSNBC to go to the Current TV show?” Letterman asked. “It’s over a year, right?” “I don’t know,” Olbermann said. “I have to consult my notes because after a certain point, I can’t keep track of where I’m working.

I don’t have any idea.” “Well, that’s why we had this made up for you,” Letterman said. “This is – right here, this is an adjustable business card,” with rotating employers, which Letterman then handed to Olbermann. “Oh, that’s brilliant!” Olbermann exclaimed. “…Thanks, Dave, I’ll treasure it always.”

“But, you know, not that anybody cares,” Letterman said, “but when you said you were going to Current TV, I think a lot of people were skeptical because I still don’t know where Current TV is, I don’t know what they do at Current TV, and we all thought, ‘This is going to be fantastic or it’s just going to be nothing,’ and it turned out to be – ” “Nothing,” Olbermann whispered. “Nothing, yeah,” Letterman said. “First of all, do they know what they’re doing over there, because you know what you’re doing.” “Thank you,” Olbermann replied. “All right, so do they, the Current TV people know what they’re doing?” Letterman asked. “It’s former Vice President Al Gore. Does he know what he’s doing on TV?” “I screwed up, “Olbermann said. “I screwed up really big on this. Let’s just start there. I thought we could do this. It’s my fault that it didn’t succeed in the sense that I didn’t think the whole thing through. I didn’t say, ‘You know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier isn’t going to do anybody a lot of good, and it’s not going to do any good to the chandelier.’ And then it turned out we didn’t have a lot to put the house on to put the chandelier in, or a building permit, and I, I should have known that. And it is, it is my fault at heart.” “You’re the chandelier?” Letterman asked to audience laughter. “I’m the chandelier,” Olbermann replied. “You are always pointing out how big my head is, so I think it’s a suitable analogy.”

“Now, I’ve been in situations in my lifetime where the second I agreed to something, I got that sinking feeling in my stomach and I said to myself on those occasions, ‘Holy goodness, I’ve just made a huge mistake.’ Did that happen to you?” Letterman asked. “It did,” Olbermann said. “And we even joked about it, if you recall, last September when I came out and did a Top Ten List…one of the great thrills of my life, and the last time I had fun on TV, but it was – one of the lines was about, you know – “ “Well, let’s see it, I think we have on – do we have it on videotape?” Letterman said, and he threw to the video of Olbermann reading the “Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” from last fall, with Olberman reading #2: “Better watch now because things could go wrong in a hurry.” “Now, you had something for me,” Olbermann said. “I have something for you, which is this lovely ‘Better watch now because things

could go wrong in a hurry” button which we made.” “That’s great,” Letterman said, as he pinned the button on his lapel. “We made that up the next day,” Olbermann said, “because as I was saying, you know, as you just said, if you know it’s not going to work or you suspect it’s not going to work, it doesn’t mean you stop trying to make it work.”

“Well, that’s exactly right,” Letterman said, “because it’s not just you, it’s other people and you took a lot of people with you. Now I’m impressed. I’ve known you many, many years now and always as just a stand-up guy who’s ready for a good scrape and will take the high road if there is a possibility of a high road anywhere in the world anymore, so for you to announce that the whole thing was your fault just by agreeing to go there, you’re taking the blame for that?…You got your money. That’s all I care about, right?” “Well, up to last Thursday I got my money,” Olbermann said. “The nice judge will decide whether or not I get more of my money. But quite seriously, you know, in that situation, what you’re thinking is, ‘Oh, Lord, this is probably going to hit the water at some point,’ but what do you do? You have – you could bail out and say I’m getting out of this immediately,’ and trust me, I was thinking about that as early as like last July. We’d been on the air about 10 days and they fired the guy who knew what he was doing who I worked for and I went, ‘Uh-oh.’ But I went home and just sort of had a conversation with myself and said, ‘Look, these – the two important groups that are more important than what I do about myself – the audience who, you know, went to struggle to find where the network was and join me, and, most importantly, the staff.’ And I had 25 people who, most of them came with me from other jobs, one guy was with me four different places, and they put their careers at risk for me, and I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to them let alone thank them for the work that they did with me, and I’m, you know, I’m so proud of them because the show editorially was never better, but I let them down because the thing didn’t continue.”

Olbermann’s entire interview can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

RATING: TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

Official CBS Web site: http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Letterman

Twitter: http://twitter/#!/Late_Show

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK (June 28-July 12, 2011)

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule,

(n) Denotes new broadcast)

Tuesday, June 28                      Actor Tom Hanks; musical guests Sleepy Man Banjo Boys (n)

 

*Wednesday, June 29            Actor Patrick Dempsey; anchor Erica Hill from CBS News’ “The Early Show”; musical guest Marty Stuart (n)

 

Thursday, June 30                    Actress Julia Roberts; musical guests Cake (n)

Friday, July 1                            Actor Ray Romano; comedian Reese Waters; musical guests Arctic Monkeys

Monday, July 4                         Musicians Jay-Z and Eminem

 

Tuesday, July 5                         Actress Julianna Margulies from the CBS drama series, “The Good Wife”; television personality Andy Cohen; musical guests White Lies; a Top Ten List presented by singer Christina Aguilera

 

Wednesday, July 6                   Actor Ryan Reynolds; chef Eric Ripert; a performance from the cast of the Broadway musical, “Anything Goes”

 

Thursday, July 7                       Actor Jim Carrey; actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; musician Todd Rundgren; a Top Ten List presented by the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks

 

Friday, July 8                            Actor Mark Harmon from the CBS drama series, “NCIS”; bear expert Chris Morgan; musical guests Hugo; a Top Ten List presented by former “Entertainment Tonight” anchor Mary Hart

 

Monday, July 11                       Actress Emma Watson; musical guests Incubus; a Top Ten List presented by actor Chris Evans (n)

 

Tuesday, July 12                       Comedian Roseanne Barr; actor Ryan Gosling; musical guest Blake Shelton (n)

RATING:  TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

 

Official CBS Web site:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

POP SUPERSTAR JUSTIN BIEBER PRESENTS THE “TOP TEN LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT JUSTIN BIEBER” WHEN HE VISITS CBS’S “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN,” WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pop superstar Justin Bieber presents the “Top Ten Little-Known Facts About Justin Bieber” on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Wednesday, June 22.

 

Among the items Bieber presents include number 4:  “I begged my publicist to get me out of this”; number 3:  “Last week I accidentally waited in line for two hours for my own autograph”; and number 2:  “My mom had to remind me that he’s not Larry King,” nodding over to Letterman.  Bieber’s entire Top Ten List can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

This marks the pop phenom’s fourth visit to the LATE SHOW. Bieber last appeared on Feb. 4, 2011, when he presented the Top Ten List on the broadcast.  Bieber is currently promoting his new fragrance for women, “Someday,” which launched this week.

 

Also featured on tonight’s the LATE SHOW are actor Kevin James, pet fashion designer Ada Nieves and a performance by musical guests Beady Eye.

 

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated.  Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

 

Official CBS website:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK (June 22-30, 2011)

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule,

(n) Denotes new broadcast)

Wednesday, June 22                Musician Justin Bieber; actor Kevin James; pet fashion designer Ada Nieves; musical guests Beady Eye (n)

*Thursday, June 23               Actor Jason Segel from the CBS comedy series, “How I Met Your Mother”; horse whisperer Buck Brannaman; musical guests Noah and the Whale (n)

 

Friday, June 24                         Musician Lady Gaga; actor Eric Stonestreet; musical guests The Vaccines

*Monday, June 27                 Actor Shia LaBeouf; comedian/reality series star Bert Kreischer; musical guests Dawes (n)

 

Tuesday, June 28                      Actor Tom Hanks; musical guests Sleepy Man Banjo Boys (n)

 

Wednesday, June 29                Actor Patrick Dempsey; musical guest Marty Stuart (n)

 

Thursday, June 30                    Actress Julia Roberts; musical guests Cake (n)

 

RATING:  TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

 

Official CBS Web site:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

JAMES FRANCO AND DAVID LETTERMAN SHARE OSCAR HOSTING EXPERIENCES WHEN THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED ACTOR VISITS CBS’s “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN”, FRIDAY, APRIL 1

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Franco and David Letterman share Academy Award hosting experiences when the actor visits the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Friday, April 1.

Letterman, host of the Academy Awards in 1995, congratulated Franco on hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway in February. “So, I wanted to ask you,” Franco asked Letterman, “how was your experience?” “It was horrible…” Letterman replied. “Yes, I can’t even remember what it was. It was horrible. I was so bad that they talked for a while about shutting down the motion picture industry.” “Come on!” Franco said. “I was God awful,” Letterman said. “But they didn’t say you were stoned,” Franco said. “Oh, I quit reading, maybe they – I wish I was,” Letterman joked. “I wish I was,” Franco said. “Is that what people said, that you were under the influence?” Letterman asked. “People said I was under the influence,” Franco said. “Now why would they say that?” Letterman said. “I’ve thought about it,” Franco said. “I think I know why. Because, I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic, I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway…She has a lot of energy.” “Oh, by comparison, yeah…She’s very buoyant, yes, very ebullient,” Letterman said. “But, no, truthfully,” Franco added, “I think I actually – I haven’t watched it back – maybe I had low energy. I honestly played those lines as well as I could…”

Letterman asked the Franco why he would even care about the criticism, and Franco said, “It’s complicated because, no, I never dreamed of being, like, the best Oscar host ever. It was never on my list of things to do. It doesn’t mean I didn’t care and it doesn’t mean I didn’t try, right? But here’s the hypocritical thing: leading up to the Oscars, I couldn’t hear enough about how, ‘Oh, people don’t care about the Oscars anymore, it’s dead, it’s boring, it’s at the end of a long awards season, who cares about it?’ Well, as soon as you don’t host the way they want you to, they suddenly care and they won’t shut up about it. Suddenly, I can’t hear enough about a show they don’t care about.” “Well, I can tell you what will happen,” Letterman joked. “There will be, I think for you, a modicum of embarrassment, which you shouldn’t feel. That will pass. You’ll go into a period of numbness, and then you’ll become, rightly so, defiant…” Franco’s entire interview, including more Oscar-hosting talk between him and Letterman, can be seen on the LATE SHOW Friday (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

Official CBS Web site: http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

A BARBARA WALTERS SPECIAL: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (2/4)

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“A BARBARA WALTERS SPECIAL: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH,” FEATURING
THE PERSONAL AND EMOTIONAL STORIES FROM THE MOST WELL-KNOWN
HEART PATIENTS, AIRS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 ON ABC

Barbara Walters, President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Regis Philbin and
Charlie Rose… Life Can Change in a Heartbeat, No Matter How Famous You Are

“I realized there was really no alternative, if I wanted to live, I had to do this,” President Bill Clinton

“I would find myself busting into tears and sobbing uncontrollably,” David Letterman

“…Stop the heart, work on it, restart it… good luck,” Robin Williams

“They’re going to put him on a gurney, roll him into the OR room and bust him open like a lobster!,” Regis Philbin

“It was hell,” Charlie Rose

“I probably would have had a heart attack and may very well have died,” Barbara Walters

What do Barbara Walters, President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, Robin Williams and Charlie Rose all have in common? They all went from being in the spotlight to being in the operating room for life-and-death open heart surgery. Now in a groundbreaking report, the “brotherhood of the cracked chest club” (as Robin Williams describes them) all open their hearts to Walters and reveal their emotional stories of how they triumphed over heart disease. Each account is an intimate portrait of these most public figures, infused with laughter and tears. Walters also takes viewers on an unprecedented behind-the-scenes journey of her own battle from discovery of a faulty heart valve to the operating table and recovery. In addition, she talks to doctors, including her own, about what viewers, especially women, need to know to save themselves and their loved ones. “A Barbara Walters Special: A Matter of Life and Death” airs FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Even though a half a million Americans annually will have their chests cracked open and their hearts literally stopped and repaired, open heart surgery remains shrouded in fear and mystery. As Walters says, “It’s no big deal… just a matter of life and death.”

Many Americans are ticking time bombs and they don’t even know it. Heart disease is America’s No. 1 killer – half of us will die from it, and it doesn’t discriminate. “It’s astounding that people think that heart disease is a disease of men, when in fact, it kills more women,” says Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few female heart surgeons in the world. But women do not have the same symptoms as men, and this report describes the difference.

“Take advantage of the technology and the care that’s available. There’s no reason why a man or woman in this day and age should unexpectedly drop dead of a heart attack,” says Letterman.

David Sloan is executive producer and Alan B. Goldberg is producer.

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK (Dec. 20-24)

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule

(n) Denotes new broadcast)

Monday, Dec. 20                     Actor Jack Black; sportscaster Marv Albert (n)

*Tuesday, Dec. 21                 Actor Jamie Foxx; actress Sofia Vergara (n)

*Wednesday, Dec. 22            Actor Denis Leary; holiday toy demonstration; musical guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (n)

Thursday, Dec. 23                    Actress Amanda Peet; actor Jay Thomas; musical guest Darlene Love (n)

Friday, Dec. 24                        Pre-empted for Christmas Eve programming

RATING:  TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

Official CBS Web site:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK (November 19-26)

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)
((n) Denotes new broadcast)

Friday, Nov. 19 Actor Billy Bob Thornton; comedian Mike E. Winfield; musical guests The Secret Sisters (n)

Monday, Nov. 22 Actress Natalie Portman; musical guest Jessica Simpson (n)

*Tuesday, Nov. 23 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (n)

*Wednesday, Nov. 24 Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta (n)

Thursday, Nov. 25 Musician Taylor Swift; comedian Seth Myers

Friday, Nov. 26 Actor Denzel Washington; musical guests Bon Jovi

RATING: TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

Official CBS website:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

RESCUED CHILEAN MINER EDISON PENA TO VISIT CBS’s “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN”, THURSDAY, NOV. 4, MARKING FIRST IN-STUDIO INTERVIEW FOR ANY OF THE MINERS SINCE THEIR OCTOBER RESCUE

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Peña to Also Run in 2010 New York City Marathon This Weekend

Edison Peña, one of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last month, will visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Thursday, Nov. 4 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT), marking the first in-studio interview for any of the miners since their October rescue.

Peña, who was miraculously rescued along with the 32 other trapped miners, survived the 69-day ordeal by running three to six miles each day in the darkness of the collapsed mine near Copiapó, Chile. Upon hearing his unique story and watching the rescue operation that was televised around the world, the New York Road Runners organization extended an invitation to Peña to run in the 2010 New York City Marathon, which he accepted Monday. This year’s New York City Marathon will be run Sunday, Nov. 7.

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

Official CBS Web site: http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN” ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK (Oct. 21-Nov. 3)

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule

(n) Denotes new broadcast)

Thursday, Oct. 21                    Actor Bruce Willis; musical guests will.i.am and Nicki Minaj

Friday, Oct. 22                         Actor Joaquin Phoenix; musical guest Tom Jones

Monday, Oct. 25                      NBA commentator Charles Barkley; radio personality Garry Dell’Abate; musical guests Kings of Leon (n)

*Tuesday, Oct. 26                  Musician Taylor Swift; comedian Seth Meyers (n)

Wednesday, Oct. 27                Comedian Dana Carvey (n)

Thursday, Oct. 28                    Actor Will Ferrell; musical guest Kid Cudi; musician Slash (n)

Friday, Oct. 29                         Actor Michael J. Fox; snowboarding star Shaun White (n)

Monday, Nov. 1                       Actor Robert Downey Jr.; musical guest Elvis Costello (n)

*Tuesday, Nov. 2                   Guests TBA

*Wednesday, Nov. 3              Actress Tina Fey; musical guest Brad Paisley (n)

RATING:  TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

Official CBS website:  http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

Next Page »

Bottom