Hollywood's Secret Brainiacs

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Updated: Monday Sep 03, 2007 | 06:00 AM EDT

DAVID LETTERMAN

Alma Mater: Ball State University
Major: Telecommunications
Did He Graduate? Yes. He earned his B.A. in 1969
Today, the Late Show host sponsors scholarships for telecommunications students, and has a building named after him. But back in the '60s, the college kid – a member of Tau Kappa Alpha, the school's debate team – was getting into trouble with campus officials for the jokes on his college radio show. Honing his craft, perhaps?