publication date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 (part of Round XXXVIII)
clue: On two networks, this orchestra conductor has enjoyed playing well into the night.
explanation: Schaeffer was the bandleader for David Letterman's late-night talk shows on NBC and CBS. The name of the band on the latter was the CBS Orchestra. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, and Vicki Moore