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The No. 1 reason fans are turning out: They love David Letterman

The No. 1 reason fans are turning out: They love David Letterman

In his final weeks as host of CBS' "Late Show," David Letterman has recruited a cavalcade of bold-face names, including President Obama, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey and even, rumor has it, former archrival Jay Leno. But for the dozens of fans who queued up on a recent afternoon outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, home of CBS' "Late Show" since 1993, the real draw isn't the A-list guests but the gap-toothed host whose 33-year career in late-night television ends May 20. A comedian whose sarcasm and subversive wit seemed revolutionary back when the gracious Johnny Carson was late-night's undisputed king, Letterman, 68, ranks as the...

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