The end is near for longtime late-night talk show host, David Letterman, 68; his latest stint being the ‘Late Show’. Moving on from the show is one of the biggest changes in Letterman’s life, a change that comes with “enormous anxiety and trepidation”. During a sit-down with the New York Times, Letterman he opens up about his leave and legacy to follow.
The humorous host, who has been in the game for 33-years describes who he would have liked to follow in his footsteps; a black or a woman host. With all the ideas of a late-night host in mind, Stephen Colbert was a distant thought in Letterman’s mind. “I always thought Jon Stewart would have been a good choice. And then Stephen,” he said. “And then I thought, well, maybe this will be a good opportunity to put a black person on, and it would be a good opportunity to put a woman on.” The reason being is because right now, just about every funny women has a show somewhere (not true – I don’t), why not late-night television.
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