Tonight, May 20, 2015, will be David Letterman’s final appearance as the host of The Late Show.There is a terrific Page 1 appreciation of his work and his retirement from the show on Page 1 of today’s edition of The New York Times entitled David Letterman, Prickly Innovator, Counts Down to His Exit, by John Koblin. I highly recommend a click-through to read this in full. As well, I hope that you will be watching tonight’s final show.
I have been a major fan of Letterman going back to his very early days on TV. He always managed to make me laugh out loud no matter how tired I might have been while watching him late at night.
I had an appointment this morning in midtown Manhattan and my route took me right past The Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway between 53rd and 54th Streets, the home of The Late Show. Above and below are four photos I took on this historic day in TV entertainment. In the pictures, you can see some of the media that was starting to gather outside. (I am about to upload this post at 12:35 EST.)
Thanks, Dave, for all of that great entertainment you have brought into everyone’s homes each nigh for the past 33 years. The very best wishes on your retirement and whatever the future may hold for you.