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David Letterman retires from 'Late Show'

  • Foo Fighters play David Letterman's favorite song, 'Everlong,' for farewell

    Foo Fighters play David Letterman's favorite song, 'Everlong,' for farewell

    Would that we all got our favorite band to play our favorite song as we say goodbye to our greatest career achievement.   David Letterman's final "Late Show" was generally low-key and self-deprecating (Julia Louis-Dreyfus got the best line, thanking Dave for "being a part of another hugely disappointing...

  • Letterman finale scores highest 'Late Show' ratings since 1994

    Letterman finale scores highest 'Late Show' ratings since 1994

    David Letterman's final appearance as host of "The Late Show" averaged 13.76 million viewers,  the CBS program's best ratings performance since February 1994. That's more than four times the 2.8 million viewers "The Late Show" has averaged for the 2014-15 season. The Wednesday telecast was the...

  • Conan O'Brien and other late-night hosts pay tribute to David Letterman

    Conan O'Brien and other late-night hosts pay tribute to David Letterman

    The late-night TV hosts who battle one another for audiences laid down their arms this week to pay tribute to their inspiration, David Letterman, as he finished his run on "Late Show." Conan O'Brien, who emerged from semi-obscurity as a comedy writer to succeed Letterman on NBC's "Late Night" in...

  • Peyton Manning: David Letterman scrapped Andrew Luck joke for me

    Peyton Manning: David Letterman scrapped Andrew Luck joke for me

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he has numerous memories about David Letterman, but his favorite was a phone call the two shared that resulted in the "Late Show" host deciding not to air a joke about Andrew Luck.  Letterman made his "Late Show" farewell Wednesday, and plenty of celebrities...

  • Farewell to David Letterman, 'a force of nature'

    Farewell to David Letterman, 'a force of nature'

    A colleague came by my desk a couple of weeks ago to discuss the unexpected sorrow he felt while watching the final weeks of "Late Night With David Letterman." "I am surprised at how much it means to me," he said. I nodded sympathetically, but a lot was going on. Bruce Jenner had just come out...

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