Imagine David Letterman sitting in the reception area where you work, going virtually unrecognized. That's how it was in 1981 when Letterman visited WHYY in Philadelphia to be interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air, then a local program.

It was an interesting, in-between moment of Letterman's life. The year before, he had started a morning comedy/variety show on NBC. Suspecting the show wouldn't last long, Letterman did his Christmas show in the fall, in case the show was canceled before the holidays. It was, and in February 1982, just a few months after his Fresh Air interview, he premiered Late Night with David Letterman on NBC.

- dave 8-28-2013 2:34 am

I listened to this live this week. TG sounded like a hippie chick. Dave prior to meds was quick.
- bill 8-28-2013 1:52 pm [add a comment]

It's late night week on FA.
- bill 8-28-2013 1:52 pm [add a comment]

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