12:04 AM EDT 08/01/2015
Late Show With David Letterman
Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:00PM
When NBC handed David Letterman Late Night in 1982, his offbeat humor ushered in a new era of late night.
Thirty-three years later, he's stepping down from a late-night landscape that changed around him, having stayed true to himself as the medium changed from appointment viewing to something to be easily digested the next morning in three- to four-minute clips.
"I recognized the value of it," Letterman told The New York Times back in April of his competitors' tendency to gear their shows toward digital audiences. "It's just, I didn't know what to say. You go back to your parents' house, and they still have the rotary phone. It's a little like that."
Originally posted 05/20/2015 12:15PM
"I learned almost nothing in college, but watching Late Night, not only did I learn everything from Dave, but the reason I have this show is because," Kimmel said haltingly, his voice trembling, as he stopped to keep himself from crying. "The executives at ABC saw me when I was a guest on Dave's show and hired me to host this show. I want to thank Dave."
Originally posted 05/19/2015 07:40AM
Eddie Vedder Gives Emotional Farewell Serenade to David Letterman: Watch Him Sing 'Better Man' (VIDEO)
Originally posted 05/19/2015 07:10AM
"We couldn't be happier to have him back here with us tonight," Letterman said.
Originally posted 05/19/2015 02:30AM
Julia Roberts kissed him, George Clooney handcuffed him, but all Tom Hanks wanted from David Letterman was a photo.
Originally posted 05/18/2015 08:35PM
Amanda Seyfried is terrified of getting up in front of an audience – and sought therapy for her anxiety issues, she reveals to Vogue in the magazine's June issue.
Originally posted 05/15/2015 04:35PM
Goodbyes are never easy – especially for David Letterman.
"I'm naked and afraid," Letterman, 68, tells CBS Sunday Morning's Jane Pauley of stepping down as host of The Late Show after almost 23 years.
Originally posted 05/14/2015 11:55PM
[YOUTUBE "NVuS6VSvUXg"] That's one way to stop David Letterman from retiring next week!
Originally posted 05/14/2015 03:10PM
On the heels of a star-studded final few weeks of his decades-long Late Show run, David Letterman has announced whom he's tapped to be his final guest on Wednesday.
And the A-list honoree is ...
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