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David Letterman

David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host and comedian.[3] He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. In 1996, David Letterman was ranked #45 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.[4] In 2013, Letterman surpassed friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late-night talk show host in TV history, at 31 years.[5] On April 3, 2014, Letterman announced he will retire sometime in 2015[6][7] around the conclusion of his current contract which ends in August 2015.[8] CBS announced that Stephen Colbert, comedian, writer and host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report since 2005, will take his place. [9]