What I Miss Most About the Late Show
And the No. 1 thing David Letterman misses about hosting the Late Show? Experiencing the live musical performances! “I had it every night for 33 years,” he reflected to Closer on Oct. 22, while in Washington, D.C., to be honored with The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. “You can get [music] off of any device you have,” said David, 70, who retired from his late-night CBS talk show in 2015. “But there’s something [great] about live music and watching [the band] that makes the live music.”
“I’m doing this for my son,” David told Closer of accepting the Twain award. “I’m 70. I’m still in my prime!” — David
David first appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on Nov. 24, 1978.