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David Letterman to retire in 2015
TheMargin ^ | 4/3/14 | TheMargin

Posted on 04/03/2014 1:53:39 PM PDT by illiac

After more than 30 years of hosting late night television, David Letterman announced that he will retire in 2015 during a taping of “The Late Show” on Thursday afternoon, according to CNNMoney

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KEYWORDS: bitterliberal; davidletterman; hollywood; letterman; retirement; seebs; wellbye
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Very short article.

Wonder who will replace him???

1 posted on 04/03/2014 1:53:39 PM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

Jay Leno is free! :)


2 posted on 04/03/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: illiac
I didn't realize he was still on TV...
3 posted on 04/03/2014 1:54:51 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: illiac

Letterman; not part of the top 10.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 1:54:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Pat Sajak is a pretty funny guy but I think they’ll find him slumped over the wheel.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I thought it was a National Geographic episode about fossils....


6 posted on 04/03/2014 1:55:59 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

>>After more than 30 years of hosting late night television, David Letterman announced that he will retire in 2015 during a taping of “The Late Show” on Thursday afternoon, <<

That is pretty exact. Do they know which Thursday afternoon in 2015 this will happen?


7 posted on 04/03/2014 1:56:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: illiac

He last said something funny in 1991


8 posted on 04/03/2014 1:58:24 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: illiac

So must ojoker 2016 !can’t wait.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 1:58:27 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: illiac

Letterman plays the fool for Obama... who cares if he’s leaving?


10 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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To: illiac

D.L.
Gap toothed moron.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:19 PM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: illiac

Retire? I thought he DIED years ago (or was I thinking about his humor?)


12 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: illiac
Is Letterman losing to Fallon?

If so, it's gotta hurt his ego.

Maybe Conan can replace Letterman. Both of them try to be at least a bit edgier than Jay or Jimmy.

Or maybe Jimmy Kimmel and ABC can go back to trying to compete with Nightline hosted by Ronan Farrow.

13 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: cripplecreek

He is but he had a talk show and it didn’t go that well ratings wise.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:37 PM PDT by xp38
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To: freedumb2003

January 1, 2015 is a Thursday.

The earlier, the better.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:41 PM PDT by kidd
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To: illiac

Good, I never liked him.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:46 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: illiac

Ha Ha Ha and Ho Ho Ho. Dropping watermelons and old TV sets off the rooftop. What a comic genius he was. So funny. Man, those were clever stunts. Watermelon then a TV. A TV and then a watermelon. Ha Ha Ha Dave. You jerk.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: illiac

Why wait utill 2015?


18 posted on 04/03/2014 2:00:34 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


Good Riddance!

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19 posted on 04/03/2014 2:01:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: illiac

Before late night he was on in the mornings. Didn’t last because of the audience. One year because he was on contract with NBC for a late night show that didn’t happen.

Same schtick back then. He hasn’t changed his show in 35 years.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 2:02:26 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: illiac

Adam Carolla is very conservative and very funny.

(He and Jimmy Kimmel co-hosted The Man Show for a few years about a decade ago)


21 posted on 04/03/2014 2:02:38 PM PDT by kidd
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To: illiac

22 posted on 04/03/2014 2:03:06 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: illiac

If only he’d retired 30 years ago. Replace him with Leno.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: illiac

Letterman?

Isn’t he someone who used to be funny?


24 posted on 04/03/2014 2:04:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: kidd
Adam is way cool...
25 posted on 04/03/2014 2:06:27 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: illiac

Letterman retiring? The question is, will anyone notice.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 2:06:48 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: illiac

I thought he retired 15 years ago.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 2:07:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: illiac

He is still around? Who knew!


28 posted on 04/03/2014 2:07:48 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: illiac

Jimmy Fallon must be destroying him in the ratings I think Jimmy Fallon is very funny and entertaining even though he kinda swoons over the Dem politicians. His band could stand to be a little more diverse also. I’m still a little pissed over the way they treated Michelle Bachman. :(


29 posted on 04/03/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT by BobinIL
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To: bgill
Replace him with Leno.

Could happen only if SOMEONE at CBS-TV or Worldwide Unzipped Fly found a brain and a FReeper who could show them how to use it.

R2z
30 posted on 04/03/2014 2:08:13 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cripplecreek

Anyone remember that Sajak had a short lived chat show?


31 posted on 04/03/2014 2:08:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: illiac

The only thing worth watching on Letterman’s show was Johnny Carson’s final TV appearance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9i6A6LGwa4


32 posted on 04/03/2014 2:10:26 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I still remember the show when Letterman admitted to having improper sexual relationships with staff.

It was a shocking admission, but, I remember the audience cheered and laughed at that. It made me think, wow, his audience has no morals, no sense of decency, that even what was supposed to be a serious solemn admission of wrongdoing is greeted by the audience as if it is comedy.


33 posted on 04/03/2014 2:10:48 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: illiac

Just damn.

Here I had my bucket list schedule to watch an entire Late Show with DL in 2016.

Now what am I going to do?

How can I die without ever sitting through an entire Late Show with DL.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 2:11:07 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: illiac

When Letterman came on way back in the day after Carson I tried watching him. I never thought he was funny, he was just way too eclectic.
How he has lasted all these years is a true mystery.
The other thing I never understood was that Johnny Carson at one point wanted Letterman to replace him and NBC to their credit said no.
Go figure!!!!!!!!!!LOL


35 posted on 04/03/2014 2:11:17 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: DManA

So did Dick Cavett. The most incredibly unfunny funny man I ever saw on TV. Cerebral, and all that, ya know. Sure.


36 posted on 04/03/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: illiac

David Letterman to retire in 2015.

Oh, no!! Who will shill for the democrats in the next election?

(rhetorical question... we know the media is full of democrat shills)


37 posted on 04/03/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: DManA

From the way he engages with people on twitter I would suggest that if Sajak did another late night talk show, it should be a call in show. He feeds off the public quite well.


38 posted on 04/03/2014 2:12:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: illiac

From what???? Being a smug , liberal ass kissing elitist.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: illiac

They will replace him with another dirty old leftist

Bill Maher maybe?


40 posted on 04/03/2014 2:14:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PGR88
He last said something funny in 1991

Exactly. He has been nasty and sanctimonious since then. He was a raging liberal but as bad as that was, its not the reason I didn't watch him. He was just plain obnoxious.

41 posted on 04/03/2014 2:15:14 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: illiac

David Bitterman is as funny as a registered letter from the IRS.


42 posted on 04/03/2014 2:16:00 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Cyman
Letterman is retiring so he can spend more time being a smug, liberal kissass elitist!

He will never change.

43 posted on 04/03/2014 2:16:07 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: kidd

Isn’t he more libertarian than conservative?

And isn’t he busy with a show about catching bad contractors ?.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 2:16:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: illiac

Soulless old bastard.


45 posted on 04/03/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: illiac

Who?


46 posted on 04/03/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: GeronL
They will replace him with another dirty old leftist

Bill Maher maybe?


Oh, there are plenty of dirty old leftist Bills waiting in the wings...
47 posted on 04/03/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: illiac

Retire from what?


48 posted on 04/03/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT by x
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To: illiac
Wonder who will replace him???

I hope it's Craig Ferguson.

49 posted on 04/03/2014 2:24:01 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: illiac

Maybe Biden could. I don’t see a better fit for the agenda of the show. Maybe Ed Schultz or Chris Matthews.


50 posted on 04/03/2014 2:24:29 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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