Letterman’s Late Night Milestone

David Letterman marks 5,000 broadcasts in his late night television career on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN with tonight’s broadcast.

lettermanBefore 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.


3 thoughts on “Letterman’s Late Night Milestone

  1. If people can get a laugh before they go to bed, see a clip of a new movie to attend soon and hear something to talk about at the water cooler at work the next day, David Letterman has made life a bit better for viewers and listeners who may not click the off button before dozing off to sleep. Over 5000 nights of laughs, political punditry, entertainers & chats, thank you Dave and don’t let stalkers or black mailers keep you from love in your bed either. Peace (and change your home office from Wahoo, NE to Bucksnort, TN. We here in the South need more laughs too!

  2. I am a fan of cold cases on cbs and last night wcsc didn’t show and I would like to know if they are going to show the I missed and when?

    • COLD CASE was pre-empted by CBS because of a football overrun. We’re sure CBS will reschedule the episode, but we don’t have any information on when that will be. It’s possible that this weekend’s episode will be the one that would originally have aired this past Sunday.

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