CBS Says Goodbye To Dave: CBS CEO Les Mooves reacts to David Letterman retiring: “When Dave decided on a one-year extension for his most recent contract, we knew this day was getting closer, but that doesn’t make the moment any less poignant for us. For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium. During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events. He’s also managed to keep many celebrities, politicians and executives on their toes – including me. There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business. On a personal note, it’s been a privilege to get to know Dave and to enjoy a terrific relationship. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye. Fortunately, we won’t have to do that for another year or so. Until then, we look forward to celebrating Dave’s remarkable show and incredible talents.”
Celebs React To David Letterman Retiring
Jimmy Kimmel: David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was
Barack Obama: There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed.
Ellen DeGeneres: David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave.
Ricky Gervais: Cheers to @Letterman. A king, a king-maker, and probably the man most to blame for inflicting me on America. See you soon.
Albert Brooks: David Letterman announces that he will retire next year. CBS frantically looking for someone named Jimmy.
JasonAlexander: Mr. Letterman, you have always been the best. I've had more fun on your show and you've been a class guy all the way. Enjoy ur final days.