Letterman Announces His Curtain Call
Friday, April 04, 2014
CBS “Late Show” host David Letterman is retiring after more than 32 years on the air.
Letterman, who is 66, made the announcement during a taping of his show Thursday night.
He specified no end date, saying he expects his exit will be in “at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future — 2015, for the love of God, [band leader] Paul [Shaffer] and I will be wrapping things up.”
He’s had the longest tenure of any late-night talk show host in U.S. television history – since NBC launched “Late Night with David Letterman” in 1982.
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss Letterman’s announcement.