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David Letterman retires from 'Late Show'

  • Brian Williams cancels his Letterman appearance

    Brian Williams cancels his Letterman appearance

    Embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has pulled out of his scheduled Thursday appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman." Williams did not feel he should keep his commitment to be a guest on the program when no determination has been made as to when he will return to NBC Nightly...

  • Watch: J. Cole sing Ferguson-inspired 'Be Free'

    Watch: J. Cole sing Ferguson-inspired 'Be Free'

    Rapper J. Cole has just dropped his new album “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” this week, but he used a high-profile slot on late-night TV on Wednesday not to perform one of the album’s songs, but to sing “Be Free,” the track he put out in August in response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson,...

  • Talk show farewells

    Talk show farewells

    By Patrick Kevin Day and Jevon Phillips

  • Letterman's retirement news really is no surprise

    Letterman's retirement news really is no surprise

    In a flurry of unexpected tweets and hastily assembled blog posts, the news went out across America and the world that David Letterman is retiring from CBS's "Late Show," which he has hosted for 21 years, sometime in 2015, or as he put it "2015, for the love of God." The first report came, reportedly,...

  • David Letterman retiring: Five memorable movie guests

    David Letterman retiring: Five memorable movie guests

    The late-night circuit is usually a well-oiled Hollywood hype machine through which movie stars and hot-shot directors can safely plug their latest films. Every once in a while, though, things go off the rails, a phenomenon that seems to happen with a bit more frequency on Letterman, whose arched...

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