Late night then & now as Dave prepares to take off

April 10, 2014 4:14 PM

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Stephen Colbert is already being hailed as the front-runner, a forecast that may or may not be more credible than political pundits anointing a presidential hopeful hours after the Iowa caucuses.

— THEN: Dave arrived in the 11:35 p.m. slot on Aug. 30, 1993, with a startup venture for CBS going up against NBC’s venerable “Tonight Show,” where Jay Leno had already reigned for 15 months.

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