Dorothy Mengering 1921 – 2017

Peter Lassally worked as a producer on three important shows in late night: The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. A soft-spoken gentleman, he was in his office on Ferguson’s show six or seven years ago when I asked him what the three… Read on

Letterman Must See again with just 16 shows to go

If you’re not back watching David Letterman, you’re missing his best shows in years. Tuesday night he had longtime friend Michael Keaton on and the two reminisced about their times back on Mary Tyler Moore’s 1978 variety show Mary. The short-lived series had a remarkable bench, with Swoosie Kurtz, Dick Shawn, Merrill Markoe, Keaton and… Read on

How Letterman knew it was time to go

The announcement, from The Man himself. Letterman calculates that he has done 5,914 shows, 4014 at CBS, 1810 shows at NBC (plus 90 morning shows). He’ll pass six thousand before he exits in 2015. Best line was the one he was giving to the growing number of people who have been asking him when he’ll… Read on