September 22, 2009 |
After breezing through a battery of TV interviews Sunday with hardly a revealing moment, President Obama finally let out some fresh information Monday night on the "Late Show with David Letterman." He let slip a few personal details about his daughters, an off-limits topic elsewhere. He disclosed the name of a movie he saw recently with his wife. And he managed to talk a little about healthcare and Afghanistan too. The information wasn't exactly breaking news, but the president has been busy hammering home an old message about the overhaul of the healthcare system.
August 16, 1999 |
Is he too cranky? Too ironic? Too . . . Dave? David Letterman is slipping, sliding, flailing. It's no longer Jay vs. Dave in the late-night TV battle. Leno's "Tonight Show" has beaten Letterman's "Late Show" in the Nielsen ratings in 200 of the past 205 weeks, or for almost four consecutive years. Nowadays, Letterman finishes well behind Ted Koppel's "Nightline" at 11:35. He's even wheezing to stay ahead of Conan O'Brien's talk show, which starts at the red-eye hour of 12:35 a.m.
December 3, 2005 |
Apparently, TV viewers aren't so interested in the life of the late Pope John Paul II. But Oprah's feud with Dave? Sign 'em up. ABC found no salvation Thursday with "Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II," a two-hour biopic that bombed, attracting an average of only 6.7 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. The movie was trounced by the usual lineups from CBS and NBC, including a repeat of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (23 million).
June 11, 2004
Hilton stop: Paris Hilton will make her first appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Monday on CBS. Hilton was scheduled in November but canceled because of the circulation of explicit films.
December 12, 2003 |
David Letterman is inviting Oprah Winfrey to his "Super Bowl of Love." He shouldn't hold his breath. His latest effort to end the feud between the talk show titans was an invitation, issued on the air Wednesday, to come on his show for an "hour of healing." Winfrey has repeatedly spurned Letterman's entreaties. In a Time magazine interview, the daytime TV queen said of two previous appearances on Letterman's show, "Both times I was sort of like the butt of his jokes.
September 26, 2003 |
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was not only the most sought-after diplomat at the United Nations on Thursday. He also was the hottest entertainment ticket in town -- so popular that most of his staff and the traveling press corps couldn't get tickets to see him tape "Late Show With David Letterman." It was more press conference than comedy. Powell faced tough questions on the failure to find Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction, the benefits of going to war, the ongoing attacks on U.