Dave goes over an Olympic Timeline; Stephanie makes her first report from Salt Lake City, in which she shows Dave a photo of her watching the opening ceremonies on TV; Dave can't stop staring at Janet Jackson's revealing outfit; Enrique Iglesias sings "Escape."
Dave's entry on the Oprah Log: "A small ray of hope"; an electronic sign in Portland, Oregon tells Oprah to call Dave; Tom Cruise promotes Vanilla Sky and gets sheepish when Dave quizzes him about co-star Penelope Cruz; Tom Papa does stand-up.
Dave refers to Paul and the CBS Orchestra as "Paul Shaffer and the Shaf-Tones"; David's entry on the Oprah Log: "I'm losing hope" David says to Paul that he is "slipping into darkness." Later in the show, Jack Black plugsOrange County while Foo Fighters perform the soundtrack selection "The One."moreless
During "Late Show News Makers," Dave gets a little on edge because somebody suggested he build his own plane and somebody told him that most everybody liked his Christmas gift, although Paul Shaffer tries to assure Dave that they were meant to be positive statements. Also, Cate Blanchett promotes the latest "Lord of the Rings" movie, and Dave chats with bear expert/eco-warrior Timothy Treadwell.moreless
Dave discusses his fascination with Kid Scientists; Dave explains his past attempts to get Cake on the show; Dave's entry on the Oprah Log: "Did not hear from Oprah . . . not yet."
David Letterman gets endorsed by People magazine to be a guest on Oprah; a segment called "A Day In The Life of Osama Bin Laden"; the control room flashes signs on the TV screen and can't get it to stop.