David Letterman's 'Late Night' career begins

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David Letterman's career as a late-night talk show host began on Feb. 1, 1982, with the debut of "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC. His show introduced long-running features including his Top Ten lists and Stupid Pet Tricks, and he had some memorable interviews, including Cher, who... Associated Press