David Letterman bids farewell to the ‘Late Show’
Letterman announced his retirement during a live episode in April, to the surprise of CBS Corp
Late Show host David Letterman will stand down from the acclaimed U.S. TV spot this week with his final show on Wednesday May 20, after 23 years in the hot seat.
Letterman announced his retirement during a live episode in April, to the surprise of CBS Corp.
CBS announced that “The Colbert Report” presenter Stephen Colbert will replace Letterman as the new presenter.
The network did not give a specific time for when the show would resume.
Letterman, 68, renowned for his satirical, comic style, is the longest-serving American presenter of a nighttime talk show.
He started presenting “The Late Show" on CBS in 1993, after presenting NBS’s “Late Night” for 10 years.
The “Late Show” aired more than 6000 episodes, in which Letterman interviewed guests ranging from TV and film celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, to American presidents including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
The show, which set the trend of nighttime shows as they are known today, won a total of 16 primetime Emmy Awards out of 67 nominations.
Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in media pop culturePharrel Williams’ ‘I am happy,’ David Letterman announcing his retirement, and Kim Kardashian nude picture to break the internet are all part of 2014’s list Media
David Letterman to retire from ‘Late Show’ in 2015Letterman said he has informed CBS that he will step down in 2015 Television & Radio
CBS drops Rihanna from ‘Thursday Night Football’ after rebukeThe decision came after the 26-year-old Barbadian singer took to Twitter to rail against the network for its decision to scrap the song Television & Radio
‘Benghazi and the Bombshell:’ Lara Logan’s return to CBS still unclearLogan was made to apologize and was suspended in connection with a flawed report on the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi Television & Radio