David Letterman: No Plans Post ‘Late Show’
In an interview aired today on NPR’s Morning Edition, David Letterman said nobody would want to work with “a really old guy.”
In a radio interview with television critic (and fellow Indiana native) Eric Deggans, which aired today on NPR’s Morning Edition, longtime late-night-TV host David Letterman discussed his plans—or lack thereof—for life after Late Show when he retires this month.
“When Jay [Leno] left, I realized, oh, yeah, you’ve got to be younger, really, to to do this job. And so, I thought, I don’t want to be the old man left out here, fighting for scraps and crumbs,” said Letterman. “I’m 68. Who the hell is going to say, ‘Let’s get a really old guy in here and see what he can do?’”
Listen to the interview here.
Read IM’s goodbye tribute to David Letterman from the May 2015 issue.