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Posts Tagged ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Stephen Colbert Is Your New David Letterman

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So there’ll be no need to #CancelColbert after all.

When we first heard that Colbert was among those in consideration for Letterman’s role, we didn’t think it would work. But then he’s come a long way since “Even Stevphen“, hasn’t he? Also: love Neil Patrick Harris, but all those awards shows would be lonely if he took over.

Now will Colbert be as gracious to guests as Letterman was?

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Presentation Writing: Design and Delivery

Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now! 

FedEx Makes an Unwanted Appearance on Letterman’s Top 10

The holidays aren’t so jolly for FedEx, which is now battling bad press and late-night jokes after one of its “couriers” was caught on tape tossing a computer monitor over a fence. The monitor broke, the video is viral (and available after the jump), and the damage control has begun.

Matthew Thornton, the SVP of U.S. operations for the company, has filmed a video of his own and issued a statement on the company’s website stating how sorry and embarrassed the company is, restating its customer service standards, and assuring us that the issue has been resolved with the customer.

Also, he wants to make it clear that this was an isolated incident. “It is one person and one package,” he writes.

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Have a Tom Hanks Moment: How to Get Your Celebrity Client on Univision

Matt Lauer and Tom Hanks talking 'Larry Crowne' and Univision on the 'Today' show.

As widely reported and seen virally last week, Tom Hanks made an appearance on Univision’s morning program Despierta América while promoting his new film Larry Crowne.

Hanks’ promo tour has continued since, and now he’s also promoting his stop on Univision as well as the movie. In a recent appearance on both The Late Show with David Letterman and the Today show, he’s asked about doing a samba and the weather.

“I think the press junket is getting damn good reviews,” Hanks told Matt Lauer.

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