David Letterman on Life After Late Night

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David Letterman grew up watching Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson. Now, after thirty years of late-night stardom, he’s an inspiration to a new generation of late-night talk-show hosts—most of whom he admits he doesn’t watch. A year into his retirement, Letterman has more important things to do, like visit his mother and tackle the problem of climate change. He talks to The New Yorkers Susan Morrison about where he came from and what he’s up to now.