Claire Danes, Dwyane Wade and Bob Mould.
PLUS: Paul Ryan Not Lying; the New Co-Host at LIVE!; Is the Pressure Getting to Barack?; a Top Ten List; a Barack Obama Unfulfilled Campaign Promise; and Biff Henderson at the Democratic National Convention.
" . . . and now, gossipy hair-stylist . . . . . . David Letterman!!"
- "It's 82 and cloudy outside . . . . like Clint Eastwood."
- "Bill Clinton will be in Charlotte tomorrow . . . . and he'll also be at the Convention."
Fact checkers are working overtime vetting the accuracy of Paul Ryan
's statements during his speech at the Republican National Convention. This announcement was put forward.
Art Card: "Paul Ryan Not Lying"
We see Paul Ryan standing on a stage. He stands there silently. He continues to stand there without uttering a word. Just as he begins to speak, we cut away back to the Art Card: "Paul Ryan Not Lying"
is like the New York Yankees. What was once a big lead has dwindled to near nothing. And the pressure is starting to get to him. Did you see this earlier today at the Democratic National Convention? We take a look.
Barack Obama making a speech: "Out of work? Tough luck. You're on your own."
Ouch! That's not the right attitude to have at all.
The new guy has been named to sit beside Kelly Ripa
on the morning "Live!" show. It's former New York football Giant Michael Strahan
. But . . . well, we take a look at this promo for the new team. .
ANNOUNCE: "After months of searching, it's official!"
Cut to Kelly Ripa from this morning: "We are honored to have him here. Michael Strahan!"
We see Michael Strahan enter the "Live!" studio stage.
ANNOUNCE: "Congratulations, Michael! And tomorrow, the search for Kelly's new co-host begins."
ANNOUNCE: "And tomorrow, Kelly's new co-host search begins."
We cut to a clip of Regis Philbin dragging a large plastic bag containing what appears to be a body. Regis lifts the body bag and dumps it in a dumpster. The bag . . . . holds an un-LIVE! Michael Strahan.
Regis snarls at the dead corpse, "And you can tell the big man, 'Regis did this!' "
It's obvious Regis hasn't gotten over it yet.
I think that is the 3rd time we've used that clip of Regis dumping a body into a dumpster. The first time it was part of a bigger piece of Alan Kalter confronting Regis (10/06/06). Regis turns the tables on him and dumps the neon-headed announcer into the dumpster. The next time we showed that clip was when Regis was leaving the "Live!" program, but before he left, he finished Gelman (February 25, 2011).
We head on down to Charlotte, North Carolina to speak with out good friend, Biff Henderson
, who is covering the Democratic National Convention
How are things in Charlotte, North Carolina?
Biff says things are picking up, but there is not much is going on at this moment.
Biff shares that there seems to be a new theme; instead of "4 More Years" Biff has been hearing a lot of "Fired Up, Ready To Go."
Where is Biff staying while in Charlotte.
Biff sighs a chuckle and says he's staying at nearby motel. Last night was a rough evening. Says Biff, "The people upstairs from me were really going at it. Sounded like they were having a boxing match. I doubt it was sex because it was going on for too long." Yes, it sounds like it was uncomfortable, especially since Biff had his ear up to the ceiling for an hour and a half.
Has Biff seen any celebrities at the Convention? Biff says, "No, but we did see some people who looked like celebrities." We take a look at Biff's day at the convention.
He meets a guy who looks like
- Rush Limbaugh.
- former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
- Newt and Calista
Biff asks about the campaign buttons for sale. Every button goes for $2.50. Wow, this isn't New York City!
Biff meets a guy who looks exactly like Geraldo Rivera.
And then spends the rest of the afternoon touching people's mustaches.
TOP TEN: QUESTIONABLE CLAIMS BY PAUL RYAN
- some of his claims are coming under scrutiny by self-appointed fact checkers. We take a look at some of his statements that are now in question.
Driving Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, once jumped the Snake River Canyon.
Was inspiration for Elton John's "Tiny Dancer."
The New York Jets will win the Super Bowl.
Barney Frank? Womanizer.
The pregnant Claire Danes. Claire has been coming to the show since she was 16 years old, half a lifetime ago. Her hubby is from England and Claire says she has been spending a lot of time over there. How is that going? Claire says there is a lot of drinking that goes on in England. She's trying her best to fit in and admits to doing much practicing. It's an encouraged way-of-life and she really enjoys it. She summarizes, "You drink, you sit, and talk." Dave remembers those happy days when he was in England but was mightily disappointed that the pubs would close around 11:00 PM. Claire says that's why many start their drinking, sitting, and talking in the morning.
Claire stars in the Showtime series, "Homeland," debuting its second season on September 30th. Last year, her character was about to go under electric convulsive therapy. Dave wonders if electric convulsive therapy actually exists. Says Claire, "Like you don't know!" For that line alone "Homeland" deserves a look.
Mitt Romney claims Barack Obama has not kept his campaign promises from the 2008 campaign. Looking at this footage, it appears Mitt is right. We take a look.
ART CARD: "BARACK OBAMA'S BROKEN CAMPAIGN PROMISES"
ANNOUNCE: "During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama made the following promise."
Cut to Obama speaking directly to the camera.
OBAMA: "I'll find money in the budget to buy Letterman a decent hairpiece."
GRAPHIC: slamming down - "Broken Promise!"
ANNOUNCE: "Shame on you, Mr. President!!"
MITT: "I'm Mitt Romney and I approve his message."
It's Mitt in a moustache. Very oddly funny.
ANNOUNCE: "The rumors are true! Tomorrow, Dave has Emma Watson, Julie Chen, and Matchbox Twenty. Plus, check out Jason Aldean Live on Letterman! Jason's exclusive Ed Sullivan Theater concert webcast is live Wednesday at 9 PM Eastern, 6 PM Pacific, only at cbs.com/lateshow.
My work is done here."
He's a two-time and reigning NBA champion with the Miami Heat. I would have bet he played in this year's Olympic gold medal team but I would have lost. Dwyane was hurt and couldn't participate. He did win a Gold in 2008, thought.
We see some photos of Dwyane. One is of Dwyane in New York City crashing a game of Street/basketball. I wish I saw those guys when Dwyane Wade came out of his car to shoot around. For me, it would have been like Mantle asking if I wanted to have a catch.
We also see Dwyane at the White House. He judges President Obama as being a very good basketball player . . . for a President.
Dwyane is here to promote his new book, "A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball." What are some of the important things to remember when raising children?
- Responsibility - give the kids Responsibility - start 'em young
- Routine - get them on a routine to develop good habits.
Dwyane takes his responsibilities as a father quite seriously. He's taken classes and is actively involved in raising his children the right way. Dwyane is a class act and I remember thinking the same the first time he was here.
From his new CD "Silver Age" in stores today, the founding member of Husker Du performed "The Descent."
And that was our show for Tuesday September 4, 2012.
Hey, what happened? When I left here before the Labor Day weekend, the Yankees were safely in first place!
At least the disgruntled and disappointed Red Sox fans have something to root for.
Dwyane Wade was the 5th player chosen in the 2003 draft. The Top Five picks were:
#5. Dwyane Wade
#4. Chris Bosh - Toronto
#3. Carmelo Anthony - Denver
#2. Darko Milicic - Detroit
#1. Lebron James - Cleveland
Lebron, Bosh, and Wade all play for the Miami Heat. And I predict Darko will win an NBA championship before Carmelo.
I noticed the Late Show website has been revamped. To get to the Wahoo Gazette, you have to scroll down off the front page. I think they got the idea from supermarkets that put the milk way in the back of the store. Most people who go to the supermarket go to pick up milk. To get to the milk, you have to go past everything else. It's how they get people to buy into "everything else." It's what they're doing with the Wahoo Gazette
Hey, I can think what I want.
Watching Clint Eastwood the other night talking to the empty chair, I kept expecting him to ask, " . . . and what about Naomi?"
I've been looking forward to the New York Giants opening night much too much.
They're just a bunch of kids less than half my age playing football in New York football Giants uniforms. But I can hardly wait.
The best part of beating the Dallas Cowboys is you beat the Dallas Cowboys.
Are we better off today than we were four years ago? If you're Osama bin Laden, I think the answer is "No."
My little girls . . . are now in the 11th grade. They drove themselves to school for the very first time this morning. I used to drive them to school. For the past 5 years I used to drive them to school every day. It was the only time during the day they couldn't get away from me. It was father/daughter time. Yes, it was forced but it was still father/daughter together-time. Now . . . I guess if I want to talk to them I'll have to text.
Whoa, people! Obviously you don't know the man well. You want more Rob Burnett?! Really? OK, check him out here:
Rob Burnett on Access Hollywood
Football question: is a quarterback allowed to spike the ball from the shotgun position? During the Jets/Eagle game, the Jet QB spiked the ball from the shotgun just before halftime. No penalty . . . no question from the announce booth, no question from the Eagle coach . . . so I guess you're allowed. But I always thought a QB was not allowed to spike the ball from the shotgun.
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