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Late Show - In Danger?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   DeathStar1

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Posted April 02 2003 - 08:39 AM

I was listening to a radio gossip report from the Enquirer, so take this with a grain of salt folks.

Apparently Dave is thinking of quiting his show. With his health problems, and the recent news that his Shingles might eventually make him blind if it comes back often enough, he's thinking about leaving the Late Show. Also the death of his close friend didn't help matters much either.

Yet, his first show back, and the episode with doctor Phil actually beat Leno for the first time in a while, so hopefully that'll boost his emotions up a bit...

Anyone think there's any credit to this 'story'?

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted April 02 2003 - 08:56 AM

No idea. Still, you've got to figure - he's in his fifties, has had basically the same job for twenty years, and has had some recent health scares. Wouldn't you consider moving on?
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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted April 02 2003 - 10:02 AM

Move on to what?

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

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Posted April 02 2003 - 10:06 AM

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Move on to what?


Retirement.

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Mark Brewer

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Posted April 02 2003 - 10:22 AM

Move on to producing..
His production company Big Pants produces a number of shows.
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Trenton McNeil

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Posted April 02 2003 - 02:14 PM

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted April 02 2003 - 02:33 PM

I say put conan o brian in his time slot.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Hughes

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Posted April 03 2003 - 12:51 AM

If he is going to leave the show, the least he could do is offer up his show once a week to a guest host to see who would click, and not to folks like most of these other guest hosts that he had over the past month who have no intention of seriously competing for the job. Although I think Vince Vauhgn could pull it off on a nightly basis.

Time to line up some new potential new blood. I think Dave would be up for this so he can leave a show legacy and not let Leno have the whole shibang once and for all if he does leave.

But I think the show is Jon Stewarts to lose when Dave exits..

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted April 03 2003 - 02:00 AM

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and the recent news that his Shingles might eventually make him blind if it comes back often enough

OK, that's enough to let me know that this whole report is suspect.

1. Though shingles can recur, recurrences are extremely rare.

2. If an attack of shingles is promptly diagnosed (i.e., within the first 24 hours), it can be stopped dead in its tracks with antiviral drugs. (I speak from direct, personal experience.) The problem is that most cases aren't identified quickly enough. But anyone who's already had it would recognize it immediately.

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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Randy Tennison

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Posted April 03 2003 - 04:34 AM

If Dave leaves, let's see them give the show to Michael Essany.

Has anyone seen his show on E!? He's actually very good for a 20 year old kid!
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