David Letterman has announced that he will be retiring in 2015 from his long time talk show The Late Show with David Letterman.
Here is the statement from Les Moonves, CEO and President of CBS: “When Dave decided on a one-year extension for his most recent contract, we knew this day was getting closer, but that doesn’t make the moment any less poignant for us. For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium. During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events. He’s also managed to keep many celebrities, politicians and executives on their toes – including me. There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business. On a personal note, it’s been a privilege to get to know Dave and to enjoy a terrific relationship. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye. Fortunately, we won’t have to do that for another year or so. Until then, we look forward to celebrating Dave’s remarkable show and incredible talents.”
The Late Show with David Letterman has been on the air since August 30, 1993, and has remained on the air steadily since then.
David is known for his celebrity guests, hilarious top 10 lists, and his New York City presence.
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David Letterman Announces His Retirement from the Late Show