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David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 3, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

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President Barack Obama talks with David Letterman on the set of the "Late Show With David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NEW YORK — David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of Late Show.

During a taping of Thursday's show, Letterman said he has informed his CBS bosses that he will step down in 2015, when his current contract expires.

He told his audience he expects his departure will be "at least a year or so" from now.

Letterman turns 67 next week. He has the longest tenure of any late-night talk show host in U.S. television history, nearing 32 years since he created Late Night at NBC in 1982.

He jumped to CBS to start Late Show in 1993.

Jay Leno, his rival to host NBC's Tonight Show, retired earlier this year, making way for Jimmy Fallon.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 3, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.

David Letterman?

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RBBrittain says... April 3, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

Yep, DDDKA; first Leno, now Letterman. The times they are a-changin'; seems we better get used to late-night talk shows with, say, a rap group as the house band. ;)

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 3, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

If I remember correctly Leno neededed a practice run the first go around, or was that Connan that needed the practice run? Oh well both are gone on that channel.

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FarmBoy says... April 3, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.

David Letterman and Honney Boobo are on the same level. When either come on I change channels. The sooner the better.

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TGRANNY says... April 4, 2014 at 12:33 a.m.

WHAT EVER!!!

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