David Letterman borrowed many of his best ideas from what first-ever host of The Tonight Show?

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Did David Letterman want to host The Tonight Show?

He did, Yes, and he assumed he would get the job when Johnny Carsonretired but when Jay Leno was announced to replace Carson,Letterman left NBC to host The Late Show on CBS.

When is the David Letterman show filmed?

They usually film the show Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m. However, some things are changing. They will tape a couple of shows together to allow more time off for staff mem