Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Heeerrre's David: Letterman Surpasses Johnny Carson As King of Late Night Tenure

CBS announced that they have renewed David Letterman's contract to keep his late night talk show on the air through 2014.

The affable host began his talk show tenure when The Late Show with David Letterman debuted on NBC in 1982 and ran on the Peacock Network until 1993. CBS picked up the show the same year, where Letterman has been at home ever since.

Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for thirty years, from 1962 until he decided to retire from the show business arena in 1992, opting to go out on a note of class, which he always embodied.

"David Letterman is a late-night legend with an iconic show," said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler in making the announcement that the show would continue with the network for the next two years. Letterman, who will turn 65 next week, has won nine Emmy Awards for his late night staple, where he charms celebrity guests and audience members alike with his smooth charm and quick wit.

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