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Clay Aiken – A Visit With David

David Letterman is a well-known television host and comedian. He hosted the talk show, Late Show with David Letterman which was broadcast on CBS.  Letterman  was a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman.    Johnny Carson, who was Letterman’s friend and mentor, is the only person to have a longer late-night hosting career.

Letterman was also a television and film producer. His company, Worldwide Pants, produced his show and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Worldwide Pants has also produced several prime-time comedies, including Everyone Loves Raymond and Ed.

Letterman’s shows have received 67 Emmy Award nominations, winning twelve times in his first 20 years in late night television. From 1993-2009 Letterman ranked higher than Leno in the annual Harris Poll of Nation’s Favorite TV Personality twelve times.

Letterman has a private foundation called The American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming. Through it, Letterman has donated millions of dollars to charities and other non-profits in Indiana and Montana, celebrity-affiliated organizations, universities, and other organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and Doctors Without Borders.

On November 24, 2003, Clay Aiken was a guest on David Letterman’s Show.  Clay was in New York still doing some promotion for his album, Measure of A Man.

Unlike Leno and Kimmel, David Letterman was reluctant to have his musical guest sit down and talk.  But, Clay was an exception.  Even though his time sitting with Letterman was very short, Clay did get a few moments to chat with the host.

Clay followed Paul Newman on the show and sung a great rendition of his hit song, Invisible.

All in all, it was a wonderful night and one that was watched by many people.  Letterman’s ratings were very high that night.

I was able to find a video of the song and a short moment of Clay chatting with David.

Did you see this television appearance?

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Comments

  1. Yes, I did see this and it was great seeing Clay along with Paul Newman! Great show!

    Everyone of the photos posted are excellent, too – Thank You!

  2. Thank you for the 2 videos and pictures.This is so long ago, I do not remember, but I am glad you found them. Thanks again.

  3. Love the videos, though I wish Clay and David could have had a longer interview. OMC looks so handsome!

  4. I didn't see this show that night because I was still working and couldn't stay up late. Clay sure did look good and sounded wonderful on the Letterman show that evening.

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