July 13, 2015 David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.
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David Letterman appears during the Wednesday taping of his final Late Show With David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.
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May 20, 2015 David Letterman approached his final extra-long hour of late night TV on Wednesday with the same self-deprecation as the previous 6,000-plus, but leavened the snark with heaps of nostalgia and praise.
David Letterman, seen here snapping a selfie with his replacement Stephen Colbert, will step down next week as host of the Late Show.
May 14, 2015 No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told TV Critic Eric Deggans about leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
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May 4, 2015 The off-beat funnyman retires this month after 33 years hosting late-night television. Fresh Air's David Bianculli says that David Letterman's humor "provided a new blueprint for the TV talk show."
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Craig Ferguson hosts The Late Late Show in 2011.
December 18, 2014 Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late-night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.
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Stephen Colbert: He's moving on up, from basic cable to the big time.
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April 10, 2014 The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.
David Letterman attends "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented in January.
April 3, 2014 Letterman has hosted Late Show on CBS since 1993. He made the announcement during a taping of the show in New York.
Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware talking with reporters Wednesday, as coach Rick Pitino looked on.
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April 5, 2013 You have to give Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware credit. He's a really good sport. The sophomore who broke his leg last weekend delivered David Letterman's Top 10 list Thursday night. No. 1: "At least my bracket's not busted."
September 27, 2012 British Prime Minister David Cameron was confounded by some obscure British history questions posed during an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
In this image taken from video and provided by Worldwide Pants, Inc., Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry presents the "Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses," on the set of the Late Show with David Letterman.
November 11, 2011 On David Letterman, the Texas governor had some fun at his own expense. Excuse No. 10: ""There were three reasons why I messed up last night: 1) The nerves 2) The headache and 3) Um...Uh...Oops."
June 16, 2009 Not so funny: David Letterman faces calls for him to be fired over a joke about Sarah Palin's daughter.
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