Ultimately a compromise was reached in key areas (the "Viewer Mail" segment would be called the "CBS Mailbag," the actor portraying Larry "Bud" Melman on Late Night would use his real name, Calvert De Forest on the CBS show, and Paul Shaffer's "World's Most Dangerous Band" would become the "CBS Orchestra").
NBC gave Letterman the choice of at least two options to name his new show, Late Show with David Letterman or Nightly with David Letterman.
On this matter CBS executives stepped in, rejecting Nightly in part because of potential confusion with Nightline on ABC.
Game of Thrones (TV Series) (created by - 71 episodes, 2011 - 2018) (written for television by - 32 episodes, 2013 - 2018) (written by - 13 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (creator - 2 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2011) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2011) [on the 'Game of Thrones' series] Wiser network heads might have said 'You can't kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show'.
some people believe Dave letterman is Jewish , and he pretends to be a regular middle American guy , because he is ashamed of his heritage. but yeah, usually having a Presbyterian mother sort of eliminates the "Jew" label. I think Letterman would've made a thousand jokes about his Jewishness by now if that were true.