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David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:22 a.m. HST, Apr 03, 2014


NEW YORK >> David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of "Late Show."

During a taping of Thursday's show, Letterman said he has informed his CBS bosses that he will step down in 2015, when his current contract expires.

He told his audience he expects his departure will be "at least a year or so" from now.

Letterman turns 67 next week. He has the longest tenure of any late-night talk show host in U.S. television history, nearing 32 years since he created "Late Night" at NBC in 1982.

He jumped to CBS to start "Late Show" in 1993.

Jay Leno, his rival to host NBC's "Tonight Show," retired earlier this year, making way for Jimmy Fallon.







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cojef wrote:
Quit watching late night TV after Johnny Carson left.
on April 3,2014 | 04:09PM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
The Tonight Show is in good hands with Jimmy Fallon. He's a skilled singer/actor/comedian AND host, so the show is always entertaining, without the need to always put people down, as Leno was doing at the end. Letterman was born to be a talk host, but it's about time to ride into the sunset.
on April 3,2014 | 04:35PM
scooters wrote:
The guy is an idiot, left wing Hollywood Loon.
on April 3,2014 | 09:08PM
waipio97 wrote:
Finally. Should have happened 20 years ago. That's when he stopped being funny.
on April 3,2014 | 06:13PM
scooters wrote:
A left wing Hollywood Loon.
on April 3,2014 | 09:09PM
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