David Letterman just announced that he is leaving his show in 2015. That will bring a long late night career to a close. I have been a fan of Dave's since the beginning when he was on day time TV and guest hosted a lot for Johnny Carson. I loved Dave's bad boy persona and blunt snarky personality. He gave the brass at NBC nightmares and ulcers...not very charming with the honchos at CBS either....LOL
When Johnny Carson retired, NBC opted to replace Carson with Jay Leno instead of Dave. That set off a whirl wind of drama from both sides. They even wrote a book The Late Shift and then made a movie about the battle for the Tonight Show.
"I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much. What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married."
IT came close but Dave landed on CBS and has remained there for many years. He has survived a major stalker, womanizing dramas and then a major heart procedure. Dave is a tough cookie...not real popular with his staff as he is rather cool..but Dave set trends and made his own mark on Late Night Television...His style will be remembered..much more than his competitors...See ya Dave....thanks dude!
David Letterman has announced his retirement.
The gap-toothed comic, a favorite of Johnny Carson, will hang up his Top Ten list and Stupid Pet Tricks in 2015, he shared with the audience at the taping of tonight’s “Late Show.”
Letterman said his first call was to CBS chief, Les Moonves. FULL STORY HERE