Friday, February 7, 2020

David Letterman on CBC's "90 Minutes Live" (1978)




When I was a teen I would watch a short-lived series titled 90 Minutes Live. On the 10-inch Sony television upstairs I would tune in to the CBC, specifically CBLT, Toronto. I joined the live-to-air programme very early in its run, which began in early 1976.

It's possible I saw the above segment -- broadcast on April 14, 1978 -- but I have no memory of it.

Dave Letterman is moderately funny here. Best guesses at the time probably marked him as a promising future success. One never knows.

By the way, the series' regular host was veteran broadcaster Peter Gzowski. He was eventually replaced by Paul Soles, who had provided the voice of Spider-Man for that animated series which ran from 1967 to 1970. It is Mr Soles who interviews David Letterman.

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