David Letterman

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Quotes (9)

  • David Letterman: (after the Bristol/Willow Palin joke controversy) I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the Governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I'm sorry about it and I'll try to do better in the future.

  • David Letterman: As you know now, Rush Limbaugh is the new face of the Republican Party, but they'll probably go with a different body.

  • David Letterman: Mitt Romney looks like an American President in a Canadian movie.

  • David Letterman: Everybody is wondering what Paris Hilton will be doing next, and hell, I'm wondering what she did before.

  • David Letterman: Today is a big day in TV history. On this day forty-one years ago, the Beverly Hillbillies aired for the first time right here on CBS. They took a little break, then in 1992, they moved into the White House for eight years.

  • David Letterman: Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.

  • David Letterman: Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.

  • David Letterman: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, everybody loves them. But I thought this was interesting on the box, "Konsult Kardiologist".

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Trivia (32)

  • David has declined numerous offers to host Saturday Night Live because he feels he is terrible at sketch comedy. ┬áHis time on Mary Tyler Moore's short lived variety show convinced him of this.

  • In September 2009, David Letterman found himself the target of an attempted extortion plot. A CBS producer, Robert J. Halderman, threatened to release evidence of several sexual affairs that Letterman had with members of his staff unless he paid him $2 million dollars. Letterman wrote a phony check in order to help prosecutors build a case against Halderman.

  • In the week of September 21 to 25 of 2009, David Letterman hosted two American Presidents (Barack Obama and Bill Clinton), New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and marked his 5000th show.

  • On September 21, 2009 and September 22, 2009, David Letterman became the first talk show host in history to interview two American presidents on successive days: sitting president Barrack Obama and former president Bill Clinton.

  • On Monday, September 14, 2009, David made a rare public appearance at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center when it opened its new Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute.

  • A "Fire David Letterman" campaign (spearheaded by conservative supporters of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after Letterman's poorly thought out joke at Palin's daughter's expense) not only failed to unseat Dave from his position at CBS, but actually helped to increase his ratings.

  • On June 11, 2009, Letterman made some off-color jokes about Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her duaghter after they had attended a Yankee game in New York City. The resulting controversy and backlash prompted Dave to apologize to the entire Palin family and to the American public for any offense or misunderstanding that he may have caused.

  • On March 19 2009, David Letterman and longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko were married in a secret ceremony. The pair have a son, Harry, who was born in 2003.

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