CBS boss Les Moonves on Letterman: ‘It’s going to be tough to say goodbye’

04.03.14 3 years ago

CBS boss Les Moonves on Letterman: “It”s going to be tough to say goodbye”
“For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network”s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium,” Moonves said in a statement, adding: “There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business. On a personal note, it”s been a privilege to get to know Dave and to enjoy a terrific relationship. It”s going to be tough to say goodbye. Fortunately, we won”t have to do that for another year or so.” PLUS: Did Jimmy Fallon”s big ratings play a role?, Letterman”s successor has already been named (Conan, Kimmel, Fallon), watch Letterman”s 1st “Late Night” from 1982 with guest Bill Murray, Letterman in 1991 laughs at Johnny Carson”s question asking if he could envision working 20 more years in late-night, watch Dave”s craziest interviews, and celebs react to the news, from Lena Dunham to Donald Trump to Ellen — Ricky Gervais calls him a “king-maker.”

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