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Dave's World was a 19931997 CBS sitcom that was based on the writing of Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. The show focused on the daily trials and tribulations of columnist Barry (Harry Anderson) of the fictional Miami Record-Dispatch, his wife Beth (DeLane Matthews), and their sons Tommy (Zane Carney) and Willie (Andrew Ducote). Dave's editor and best friend, Kenny Beckett, was played by Shadoe Stevens. Meshach Taylor played Dave's other friend, Sheldon Baylor. J.C. Wendel and Patrick Warburton also co-starred. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... David Barry, Jr. ... Harry Anderson (born October 14, 1952) is an American actor and magician. ... Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad in 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota) was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. ... Meshach Taylor (born 11 April 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA) is an African-American actor. ... Patrick Warburton (born November 14, 1964 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American actor from Huntington Beach, California. ...


The show was set in Miami, Florida (which is the actual base of operations of Dave Barry). It was based on Barry's books Dave Barry's Greatest Hits and Dave Barry Turns 40. The show's theme song was a version of Billy Joel's "You May Be Right" sung by Southside Johnny. Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer. ... Southside Johnny (real name John Lyon, born December 4, 1948 in Neptune, New Jersey) is an American singer, harmonica player, and songwriter, who usually fronts his band The Asbury Jukes. ...


During the run of the show, the real Dave Barry divorced his wife, Beth.

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