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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 1993, told viewers of his TBS show how a guest appearance by Letterman turned around his rocky start as a late-night host. "I was utterly and totally unprepared for that enormous job," O'Brien said. "I don’t think anything like that could happen today -- the government wouldn’t allow it. And after going on the air, in September of...

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