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Reported by Barry Burch Jr.
Dave Letterman is retiring. After taking the title as the longest-serving late-night talk show host in TV history, the announcement was made by Letterman himself on Thursday.
More specifically, Letterman made the announcement of his retirement during the taping of his show Thursday in New York, as reported by TMZ. He told the audience that his final show will air in 2015. He said that as he approaches the ripe age of 67, he really wants to spend his golden years with his family. In a conversational tone he revealed that he would retire in a year or two.
The announcement was somewhat confusing because right after the announcement he said, “Finally Paul and I can get married,” making some wonder if it was all a joke. That is when Johnny Depp suddenly appeared from backstage. He told Letterman there were people weeping. Apparently the staff knew about Letterman’s announcement, and many of them were backstage, as reported by TMZ.
Letterman also told the audience that he entered the business when he was 34, which means he has been involved with it for half his life. He said he feels that it is now time to stop, and be with his son.
In the 1970s Letterman worked as a stand-up comedian in Hollywood. He made several appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” In 1980 Letterman received a morning show. His late night career soon followed. In 1982 there was “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC.
Fast-forward 11 years and Letterman moves to CBS to host “The Late Show with David Letterman,” after Jay Leno is selected to replace Johnny Carson on NBC.
The contract Letterman signed with CBS will expire next year, according to TMZ, and the host is not looking to re-up.
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