5 THINGS Man of Let­ters

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David Let­ter­man, for­mer host of the Late Show, will be­come the 20th re­cip­i­ent of the Kennedy Cen­ter Mark Twain Prize for Amer­i­can Hu­mor when PBS airs its Nov. 20 spe­cial. A star-stud­ded lineup of Let­ter­man’s friends and col­leagues will pay trib­ute to the broad­cast­ing icon. And big news for 2018: Let­ter­man, 70, will re­turn to TV with six hour­long episodes of a new Net­flix in­ter­view se­ries. Here are five facts about the five-time Emmy win­ner.

He worked as a gro­cery bag­ger in In­di­anapo­lis while in high school.

Let­ter­man’s 33-year streak makes him the longestrun­ning late-night TV host. (Johnny Car­son’s was 30.)

Foo Fight­ers, his fa­vorite band, ap­peared on his fi­nal broad­cast.

He never wore the same tie twice on his late-night show.

The pen­cils he used at his talk­show desk had erasers at both ends so no one was in­jured when he threw them.

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