Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, CBS Television Studios; the show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was Bill Wendell Alan Kalter. Of the major U. S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U. S. markets. Eastern and Pacific Time, recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time; the second Thursday episode aired on Friday of that week. In 2002, Late Show with David Letterman was ranked No. 7 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. As host of both Late Night and Late Show for more than 30 years, Letterman surpassed Johnny Carson as the longest running late-night talk show host in 2013.
That same year, Late Night and Late Show were ranked at #41 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. In 2014, Letterman announced his retirement and the final episode of Late Show aired on May 20, 2015. After Letterman's final Late Show, instead of airing reruns of the show or having guest host episodes of Late Show, CBS opted to put the show on hiatus and instead aired reruns of scripted dramas in the 11:35 pm time slot over the summer with the branding CBS Summer Showcase; the show was succeeded by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hosted by Stephen Colbert, which premiered on September 8, 2015. CBS had attempted late-night talk shows with The Merv Griffin Show and The Pat Sajak Show, but these were unable to compete with NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and were canceled due to poor ratings. For most of the 20 years preceding Late Show, CBS's late night fare consisted of movies and specialty programming packaged under the title CBS Late Night and broadcast to middling ratings.
When David Letterman became available following a conflict with NBC, CBS was eager to lure him and offered him a three-year, $14 million per year contract, doubling his Late Night salary. According to their agreement, the show would spend a month in Hollywood at least once a year. CBS purchased the Ed Sullivan Theater for $4 million; the renovation was supervised by architect James Polshek. CBS' total cost for acquiring the show including renovations, negotiation rights paid to NBC, signing Letterman, announcer Bill Wendell, the writers and the band was over $140 million. A significant issue regarding Letterman's move to CBS was the ownership of long-running comedy bits used on Late Night, as well as the title of the CBS show itself. NBC claimed. Letterman and his attorneys countered that some segments pre-dated Late Night and had first aired on The David Letterman Show, owned by Letterman's production company rather than NBC, others, such as the Top Ten List, were common property and not owned by either Letterman or NBC.
A compromise was reached in key areas: the "Viewer Mail" segment would be called the "CBS Mailbag". NBC gave Letterman the choice of at least two options to name his new show, Late Show with David Letterman or Nightly with David Letterman. On this matter CBS executives stepped in, rejecting Nightly in part because of potential confusion with Nightline on ABC, along with the NBC Nightly News. Thus, Late Show with David Letterman became the official title. After Letterman was introduced on Late Show's first episode, NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw accompanied him on stage and wished him "reasonably well"; as part of a pre-arranged act, Brokaw proceeded to retrieve a pair of cue cards while stating that "These last two jokes are the intellectual property of NBC!" After he carried them off stage, Letterman responded, "Who would have thought you would hear the words'intellectual property' and'NBC' in the same sentence?" In his opening monologue, Letterman said "Legally, I can continue to call myself Dave" but joked that he woke up that morning and next to him in bed was the head of a peacock.
In ratings, Letterman's Late Show dominated Jay Leno's Tonight Show for its first two years. Leno pulled ahead on July 10, 1995, starting with a Hugh Grant interview, after Grant's much-publicized arrest for picking up a Los Angeles prostitute. Leno benefited from the lead-in provided by NBC's popular Must See TV prime time programs of the mid-to-late 1990s; the CBS network was hindered by a weak prime time lineup, along with several large- and major-market network affiliation switches in late 1994 relating to Fox's acquisition of CBS's National Football League rights, stunting the Late Show just as it was beginning to gain traction. Announcer Bill Wendell retired with Alan Kalter taking his place. At times Late Show came in third in its time slot, once prompting Letterman to arrange for a Manhattan billboard proudly declaring himself and his show to be No. 3 in Late Night, aping an older, nearby billboard which promoted Leno and The Tonight Show as No. 1. Letterman attempted to respond by making his show more political, aping the approach taken by The Daily Show und
The Krewe of OAK is a small neighborhood New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe and parade held in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. The parade starts and ends on Oak Street the origin of the name, although members say that OAK stands for "Outrageous And Kinky"; the krewe's Carnival parade is held on the Friday night before Mardi Gras Day. OAK holds a "Mid Summer Mardi Gras" celebration in August; the Krewe Ball is held at the Maple Leaf Bar, parades start and end outside that neighborhood landmark. The Krewe of OAK is an example of neighborhood Carnival celebrations. Since the 1980s it is the only parade still marching in Carrollton during the Carnival season, as the neighborhood's older Krewe, the Krewe of Carrollton, now parades on Saint Charles Avenue and Canal Street, one of the routes which the city government now pressures parades over a certain size to follow; the parade traditionally features golf cart floats with effigy heads of notable Carrollton characters, including James Booker.
Additionally, there are jazz brass bands, dance troupes, home-made floats and costumes. The 2005 Krewe of OAK Midsummer Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday night, 27 August 2005, was the last parade held in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina; the annual Krewe of OAK Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade takes place on the last weekend of August. But in 2017 the foot parade was held on the second to last weekend of August in order to better coincide with the upcoming solar eclipse
Huntington Learning Center is a chain of educational service centers in the United States. Huntington is the oldest provider of supplemental educational services for primary and secondary students in the U. S, it offers reading, mathematics and study skills instruction and science subject tutoring, as well as test preparation for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GED, Regents, ASVAB, AP Exams, high school entrance exams and more. Huntington Learning Centers, Inc. located in Oradell, New Jersey, is the parent company that franchises learning center locations. Huntington Learning Center was founded in 1977 by his wife Eileen; the couple opened a second center in 1978 and began franchising locations in 1985. The company grew aggressively during the 1980s and 1990s, by 1999, the chain had opened 200 units. In 2000, Huntington defaulted on payments to some of its creditors which filed a court petition seeking involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Huntington repaid the creditors; the company subsequently sold some of its company-owned stores.
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