"That Joke Has Everything": David Letterman, Before Late Night

In December 1981, a month before Late Night With David Letterman debuted on NBC, Peter W. Kaplan profiled the young comedian, and heir-apparent to Johnny Carson, for Esquire. The story is reprinted here with permission. » 12/18/14 11:35am 12/18/14 11:35am

Quail 1, America 0

Open season on Dick Cheney, Day 2. Come on, despite your protests, you know deep down that you're craving more Dick-Cheney-shot-his-hunting-buddy-in-the-face news. You secretly crave tidbits such as: Almost to the day, on Feb. 13, 1971, Vice President Spiro Agnew hit three balls into the gallery during a golf… » 2/14/06 9:15am 2/14/06 9:15am