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David Letterman Hits 25 Year Milestone

New York, NY - David Letterman marks 25 years in late night television with guests Bill Murray and Cleveland Cavaliers' basketball star LeBron James.

Joining him on the show will be actor Bill Murray, who was the first guest on Letterman's groundbreaking "Late Night" program on Feb. 1, 1982 and was also the first guest on his inaugural LATE SHOW broadcast on Aug. 30, 1993. Also visiting Letterman on Thursday will be Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

On Feb. 1, 1982, David Letterman hit the stage of "Late Night with David Letterman" and that night, single-handedly changed the face of late night television forever. Now, 25 years later, Letterman continues to set the standard in late night. With 4,506 broadcasts, 14,772 guest appearances, 14 Emmy Awards and 89 Emmy nominations to his credit, Letterman and his late night programs, "Late Night with David Letterman" and the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, are ranked among the best and most innovative television programs in the history of broadcasting. Other than the late Johnny Carson, who hosted "The Tonight Show" for 30 years, no other late night host comes near Letterman in longevity, critical praise and award recognition.

After spending 11 1/2 years at "Late Night with David Letterman," Letterman moved his show to the CBS Television Network on Aug. 30, 1993 and instantly created an immensely successful late night franchise for the Network. Now in its 14th season on CBS, the LATE SHOW continues to shine: the CBS late night broadcast alone has been honored with nine Emmy Awards, 54 Emmy nominations and countless other accolades and critical acclaim for its original and inventive comedy, newsmaking guests and cutting-edge musical performances.

-Courtesy of www.CBS.com

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