Final Three Shows - Late Show with David Letterman
By Kimberly Burke
The final three episodes of the Late Show with David Letterman are Monday through Wednesday, May 18th to 20th. Monday, May 18th will bring guests Tom Hanks and Eddie Vedder. Tuesday, May 19th will be Bill Murray and Bob Dylan. Executive producers Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett along with director James Foley will lead the last Late Show on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015.
Paul Shaffer, the CBS Orchestra leader and Dave's partner in broadcasting late night, wrote and composed the Late Night and Late Show theme songs. Shaffer's contributions to the final shows is visible in the booked talent.
Letterman has been the front man for 6,028 broadcasts in late night. The first face to appear on the Late Night and Late Show was Larry 'Bud' Melman. The first guest on both late night shows was Bill Murray, who will have appeared 44 times as of May 20, 2015.
David Letterman introduced us to Stupid Pet Tricks in 1980 on his morning show and Stupid Human Tricks in 1983 once in front of a late night audience.
You can watch these shows at 11:35 p.m. Eastern and 12:37 p.m. Pacific on CBS networks.
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