David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping

Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year.

The 33-year late night veteran and host of CBS’ flagship Late Show with David Letterman broke the news to his studio audience during the taping of Thursday night’s show.

Letterman in October extended his contract with CBS for a single year, committing to the show through 2015. At the time, Letterman joked that he needed the extra year to ensure that his final bridge was burned behind him.“[CBS

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