David Letterman’s Last ‘Late Show’ Announced

By Julia Ricci

The end of an era is closer than we thought.

    David Letterman, an iconic fixture of late night television for 32 years, will host his last Late Show on May 20, 2015, according to CBS and Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants, Inc.

CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves, said in a statement, “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.”

Letterman, a Ball State alumnus (Class of 1969), announced his intention to retire last April and Stephen Colbert was named his successor shortly after. Colbert will sign off as host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on December 18, but a date for his Late Show debut has not yet been set.

No word yet on who Letterman’s final guests will be, but it’s reasonable to expect an appearance by Bill Murray, who was the first guest on both his NBC and CBS late night shows  and has returned for many memorable interviews over the past three decades. A performance from Letterman’s favorite band Foo Fighters could also be possible.

What’s your favorite David Letterman memory? Ball State students: any stories about the times he’s visited campus? Tell us in the comments.