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The last days of Letterman : the final 6 weeks

Author: Scott Ryan, (Writer on television); Bill Scheft
Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : Fayetteville Mafia Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With unprecedented access to the unheralded men and women who toiled behind the scenes at Late Show With David Letterman, TV historian Scott Ryan captures the thrills of working alongside arguable the most acclaimed and innovative talk-show host in the history of late-night TV, along with the creeping melancholia that accompanied the realization that an era was ending. Relive the historic "Thank you and goodnight"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Ryan, (Writer on television); Bill Scheft
ISBN: 9781949024005 1949024008
OCLC Number: 1047652848
Description: xiii, 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Bill Scheft --
Desperadoes under the eaves : the participants --
Mutineer : my monologue --
I'll sleep when I'm dead : the announcement --
Six weeks left : episodes 6,001-6,005 --
Stand in the fire : the monologue --
Five weeks left : episodes 6,006-6,010 --
Looking for the next best thing : the Top Ten --
Four weeks left : episodes 6,011-6,015 --
Johnny strikes up the band : Carson & Letterman --
Three weeks left : episodes 6,016-6,020 --
For my next trick I need a volunteer : Rupert & Biff --
Two weeks left : episodes 6,021-6,025 --
Splendid isolation : Ed Sullivan Theater & Worldwide Pants --
The final week : episodes 6,026-6,027 --
My ride's here : the last Late Show 6,028 --
Keep me in your heart for a while : #ThanksDave --
Finishing touches : special thanks.
Responsibility: by Scott Ryan ; foreword by Bill Scheft.

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"With unprecedented access to the unheralded men and women who toiled behind the scenes at Late Show With David Letterman, TV historian Scott Ryan captures the thrills of working alongside arguable the most acclaimed and innovative talk-show host in the history of late-night TV, along with the creeping melancholia that accompanied the realization that an era was ending. Relive the historic "Thank you and goodnight" of David Letterman with new interview with the writers, directors, and producers of the Late Show. Including hundreds of full color photos, a foreword by Bill Scheft, and coverage of the final 28 episodes with guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, President Obama, Michelle Obama, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder, Adam Sandler, John Mayer, and more"--Page 4 of cover.

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