David Letterman marks 5,000 broadcasts in his late night television career on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN with tonight’s broadcast.
Before coming to CBS from NBC, he had broadcast 1,810 episodes of his “Late Night” series. As of tonight, he will have had 3,186 episodes and four prime time specials, bringing him to the 5,000 mark.
In tonight’s monologue, Letterman says, “[People] say to me, ‘Dave, what keeps you working night after night, week after week, month after month, year after year after year? Seriously, why do you keep working?’ And I just tell them, ‘Well, Foxwoods gambling resort.'”
Friday’s guests include Bruce Willis, star of the new film “Surrogates.” Willis talks about his provocative photo shoot in W magazine with his wife, Emma, in which he reveals his special tattoo homage to the women of “The View,” and recounts a harrowing encounter on his ranch with a moose.
Also featured on Friday’s 5000th show are actor LL COOL J, star of the new hit CBS drama series “NCIS: Los Angeles,” who also this week was nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a performance by musical guests Noisettes.
THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN airs weeknights at 11:35pm, right after LIVE 5 NEWS AT 11.