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Letterman not retiring?

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  • Started 5 years ago by paulwalker
  • Latest reply from RadioBuggie

  1. paulwalker

    Tonight, 15 minutes into the show, David says he is not retiring. Hard to say what context this was made in, but could this be a major reversal? Or it is just Dave stirring things up?

    Posted on August 19, 2014 - 08:55 PM #
  2. RadioBuggie

    The show WAS in re-runs lately; nothing in the national media about this...

    ..If it IS a major deal it would've been noted there by now -

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 05:10 AM #
  3. Andy_brown

    Not necessarily. Dave's announcement could have been the first tidbit about his seeking a renewal of his contract, which is still in effect and may contain all kinds of renewal options that are still viable for him in spite of his earlier announcement that he would not re up.

    I watched the show and he seemed serious about it.

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 10:33 AM #
  4. paulwalker

    Yeah, there may be more to this than the media is reporting. I watched the replay on the Letterman site just to be sure. (Coming out of the first commercial break). He DID seem serious, and he got a long applause after saying the words, "I'm not resigning". The fact that CBS, or whoever controls the site, has kept this up is somewhat telling.

    Not sure what may be going on here...perhaps as Andy says, he is trying to get a renegotiated contract, perhaps he is just playing with us. Best guess, milking the situation as much as possible. With Letterman you never really know. I predict more to come on this.

    Oh, and don't discount the possibility that this is all a mockery of late night tv changes in recent years. Perhaps even Colbert is in on it. Why not? Great publicity for him whatever happens. The whole thing smacks of a Letterman bit, which is why we have enjoyed him for 35+ years.

    One more thing, how many times did Johnny Carson threaten to quit? And guess who was Johnny's biggest fan? Yep.

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 05:11 PM #
  5. RadioBuggie

    RIGHT.. we're saying that Tuesday night's show was NOT a re-run; couldn't check

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 06:00 PM #
  6. Andy_brown

    Correct. He was all new Mon and last night.

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 06:22 PM #
  7. paulwalker

    Yes, topical this week, unless they are combining new monlogues with older recordings. Unlikely.

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 06:38 PM #
  8. Skybill9

    I hope he doesn't retire. His reported replacement, Steven Colbert, is a moron and would (hopefully if he is the new host) be the death of the show.

    Posted on August 20, 2014 - 08:20 PM #
  9. duxrule

    I wish all of those shows would go away. It's lazy, cheap filler, devoid of any redeeming value.

    Posted on August 21, 2014 - 04:57 AM #
  10. RadioBuggie

    ..combining new monlogues with older recordings

    heh, highly unlikely -
    - maybe a vid of this is out there; I'll check

    Posted on August 21, 2014 - 05:11 AM #