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.”

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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.

 

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