David Letterman retiring

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Top 10 Things You Should Read About Letterman

'Late Show' host signs off tonight

(Newser) - David Letterman has been doing late-night television longer than any other host out there—33 years—and tonight, his 6,028th show, will be his last. In honor of the Late Show host's iconic Top 10 lists, we've compiled the 10 best pieces of Letterman reading out there:... More »

When the Lights Went on, the Loner Became Letterman

Comedians, coworkers reminisce about the shy, enigmatic late-night host

(Newser) - David Letterman will wrap up more than three decades in late-night TV tomorrow with his final Late Show broadcast. Already, tributes from comedy legends and coworkers are pouring in. A few memories, per the Hollywood Reporter :
  • Ray Romano: "My life has been affected more by David Letterman than anybody
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Letterman: No One Consulted Me About Replacement

But he thinks Stephen Colbert is a good choice

(Newser) - In an extensive new interview about his impending sign-off from late-night TV, David Letterman reveals to the New York Times that he had no say in choosing his replacement. "Not my show," he explains. "When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always... More »

Colbert: 'I Do Not Envy' Letterman's Replacement

His 'Colbert Report' character reacts to retirement news

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert, or rather the character he plays on the Colbert Report, offered up a response last night to a tidbit that last week "slipped through my news crack." It turns out David Letterman is retiring from his Late Show hosting duties, and "I gotta tell you,... More »

Colbert Replacing Letterman

CBS makes official 'Late Show' announcement

(Newser) - The rumors were true: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show when Letterman retires next year, CBS announced today . The Colbert Report host has a five-year deal with the network, but it's not clear when he'll start, as Letterman has yet to... More »

David Letterman Retiring in 2015

He's announcing it on tonight's show

(Newser) - David Letterman is signing off after more than 30 years in the late-night business, reports TVLine.com . The host said during the taping of tonight's show that he will step down in 2015, reports AP . Bassist Mike Mills of REM, who appears on the show, first broke the news... More »

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