David Letterman says he’ll be stepping down from the “Late Show” next year, when his current contract with CBS expires.
During a taping of Thursday’s edition of “Late Show,” Letterman startled his audience with the news.
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.”
What he’ll be wrapping up is three decades on the air — the longest tenure of any late-night talk show host in U.S. television history — since he launched “Late Night” at NBC in 1982.
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