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David Letterman Retiring

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was a week of endings. It kicked off with the Mad Men finale, which ended [SPOILER ALERT] with Don Draper meditating on a hilltop, just before we see the famous, "I'd like to teach the world to sing," Coke ad from 1971. Did Don create it? The series is over, but the debate lives on. Next, David Letterman -- after 33 years of smart, stupid, silly, absurd, cool, game-changing comedy -- signed off with a pitch-perfect finale, and a sincere, "Thank you and goodnight." Less bittersweet was Jeb Bush continuing to say goodbye to his senses, following up his Iraq debacle by claiming that it's "arrogant" to say there's a scientific consensus that climate change is man-made. No, what's truly arrogant is denying future generations a livable planet. Continue down this road, and the earth will say goodbye to us all. Now there's an unambiguous finale.

Letterman Passes The Torch To Colbert

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy

It's all yours, Stephen.

In 1996, David Letterman Showed Us All How To Prank Someone In A Drive-Thru

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy

"You sound familiar ... are you Howard Stern?" In 1996, before YouTube videos of people rapping in drive-thru lines and pranks on fast food window ...

See What David Letterman Is Like Behind-The-Scenes

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy

Dave, what do you do when you're not on TV? Don't lie. When you shut your TV off after watching "The Late Show with David Letterman," and your head...

David Letterman Delivers A Memorable Final Monologue

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy

Looks like he won't be getting "The Tonight Show."

Celebrities React To David Letterman's Departure From Late Night

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

People love this guy.

Amber Ferguson

David Letterman Grilling Politicians And Pundits Through The Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the weeks leading up to Wednesday's final show, David Letterman has been hailed as a comic genius, a revolutionary who stormed the ne...

A Goodbye After 20 Years of Directing Late Show With David Letterman

Jerry Foley | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Foley

In the early evening of May 20 the words "used to be" will be grafted to the end of my name. I will be referred to as "the former director" of Late Show With David Letterman. Along with the name change, comes the surrender of an all-access pass to New York City.

David Letterman On What Age Had To Do With His 'Late Show' Exit

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty

After announcing an end to his 33-year reign as the host of 'The Late Show' last year, David Letterman revealed that age had plenty to do with his dec...

David Letterman Changed TV Forever

Phil Perrier | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

Subtly, over time, David Letterman changed the entire tone of American television. And today that tone is more honest and authentic than ever before.

You're Going To Love How Amy Sedaris Says Goodbye To Letterman

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.16.2015 | Comedy

We should all be so lucky to get such a beautiful serenade. On Wednesday, Amy Sedaris stopped by the "Late Show" to sing Dave a medley of her own c...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Plus Nick Frost Talks Cuban Fury

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This week, we get into a fun- (and spoiler-) filled discussion of Marvel Studios' latest (and greatest?) superhero adventure, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Should NBC Be Worried About Letterman's Successor?

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 04.08.2014 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — With Jimmy Fallon doing so well as "Tonight" show host, NBC's boss expressed no fear Monday about who will replace David Letterman u...

'Who Knows?'

Posted 04.07.2014 | TV

David Letterman announced his impending retirement from late night TV last week, and after having a brief moment of mourning, the conversation shifted...

Jay Leno Weighs In On David Letterman's Retirement

Posted 04.07.2014 | TV

What's next for Letterman after he retires from late night television? Maybe a stint on Broadway. Last week, David Letterman announced he'd be dim...

Watch 'The Simpsons' David Letterman Tribute

Posted 04.06.2014 | TV

On Thursday, April 3, David Letterman announced his retirement after 33 years as a late night host. The news garnered loving respect for his more than...

Watch Jimmy Fallon's 'Top Ten Reasons Letterman Is Retiring'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon reacted to the news of David Letterman's retirement on "The Tonight Show" Friday night in a way that Dave can definitely appreciate. A...

10 Memorable Quotes From David Letterman

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | TV

Ten memorable quotes from David Letterman, who announced he's retiring from "Late Show" on Thursday: ___...

Postcard to David Letterman

Lee-En Chung | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Lee-En Chung

I could not wait to call someone to exclaim my biggest opportunity in my lifetime. I dialed long distance and reached my Dad in Florida: "Guess what? I'm going to build David Letterman's dressing room!"

Celebrities React To David Letterman's Retirement News

Posted 04.04.2014 | Celebrity

While taping "The Late Show" on Thursday, April 3, longtime host David Letterman casually announced he will retire in 2015. Many celebrities who cross...

Media Reactions To Letterman's Retirement

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media

David Letterman is retiring in 2015, the "Late Show" host announced Thursday. The late-night legend announced the news during the taping of his Th...

What Dave Letterman Said A Year Ago About Retiring

OWN | Posted 04.04.2014 | OWN

David Letterman, the longest-running late-night host in U.S. television history, has announced his retirement from CBS. Come 2015, Letterman will step...

LOOK: The Very First 'Late Night With David Letterman'

Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy

We have lots and lots and lots of feelings about the announcement that David Letterman is retiring in 2015. There's plenty to be said, but for now we ...

David Letterman Announces His Retirement

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.03.2014 | TV

David Letterman is retiring in 2015 after 33 years as a late night host. Letterman announced the news during a taping of Thursday's episode of "Lat...