I grew up in the tri-state area where Jack Cafferty, Sue Simmons and the Live At Five team (NBC-NY) were "Must See TV" in my house. I proudly admit that I crushed on Mr. Cafferty, big time! Nowadays, I am thrilled to watch Jack on The Situation Room every night at 5pm! His blunt opinions about the policy makers of this country are refreshing, to say the least.
With that in mind, I decided to write a post about Mr. Cafferty's days at Live At Five. One Google search provided me with a great clip to share with you! The Gothamist was recently futzing around YouTube and found a segment that Jack did with David Letterman on Live At Five where each show simultaneously appeared on the other's for Letterman's anniversary (circa 1989).
Here is the clip and an excerpt from the article. Click here to read the full text.
Letterman on Live at Five/Live at Five on Letterman
While poking around on YouTube recently we stumbled onto this awesome clip from 1989 of David Letterman appearing on Live at Five and Live at Five simultaneously appearing on Late Night With David Letterman. In it, we see Letterman, whose studio 6A is just across the hall from WNBC's Live at Five's studio 6B, being interviewed by Jack Cafferty (and vice versa) on the occasion of a prime time anniversary show. Late Night taped its show every afternoon as Live at Five broadcast live, and Letterman on occasion popped in on Live at Five and was noted for complaining that WNBC's newscast got better guests then he did.
There are some gems, other than seeing what Sue Simmons and Al Roker looked like in 1989, such as a Top Ten List of Rejected Promotional Slogans for Live at Five, and Paul Shaffer and the band doing a cover version of the Live at Five theme.
If you live in the New York area please note that Sue Simmons will be interviewing Jack Cafferty at the 92Y in January 2008. Now I would pay good money to see that live! Here's the link.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this trip in the WAY-BACK Machine! LOL! I'll see you in two weeks! ~Sheryn
Monday, July 30, 2007