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  • President Obama and David Letterman tease their retirement plans

    President Obama and David Letterman tease their retirement plans

    President Obama stopped by "The Late Show" on Monday to pay his respects to David Letterman just a few weeks ahead of the host's retirement. And amazingly, both of them discussed possible plans for the next phase of their life. Obama suggested that he and Dave could get together and play dominoes....

  • Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on 'Late Show'

    Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on 'Late Show'

    The passing of the "Late Show" torch has officially begun. On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert paid his first visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater following the news that he will be taking over for David Letterman next year.  To answer your first question: No, Colbert was not in character, as evidenced by...

  • 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' will premiere Sept. 8, CBS says

    'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' will premiere Sept. 8, CBS says

    CBS has scheduled Stephen Colbert’s new late-night show to start Sept. 8. And that means the clock is ticking for the former host of “The Colbert Report” to crack the code of one of network TV’s most storied -- and now most competitive -- formats. First up: Deciding whether he wants to do an opening...

  • Future Islands returns to 'Letterman,' dedicates a song to Baltimore

    Future Islands returns to 'Letterman,' dedicates a song to Baltimore

    Close observers of David Letterman's interactions with the musical guests on his late-night show no doubt remember his reaction last year to Future Islands, the Baltimore synth-pop outfit that more or less blew Letterman away with an earnestly wacky performance of its semi-hit "Seasons (Waiting...

  • David Letterman will have prime-time tribute on CBS

    David Letterman will have prime-time tribute on CBS

    As the clock is running out on David Letterman's long late-night career, CBS has decided to send him off with a prime-time special, examining his long broadcasting career.  "David Letterman: A Life on Television," will air on May 4, just a couple of weeks ahead of Letterman's final "Late Show"...

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