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David Letterman signed off of CBS’ “Late Show” for good Wednesday night and television hasn’t suffered such a lost in a very long time.  Letterman closed a major chapter in late night television however it wasn’t done without applause and a lot of laughter.

At the very beginning of the show Dave was showered with a two-minute standing ovation.  Afterwards some of his favorite celebrities gave their final top 10 list and he even presented a sample of vintage clips.

Letterman joked that if anyone is sad about him leaving the spotlight they will be glad to know that he and about-to-be-former bandleader Paul Shaffer would soon “be debuting our new act at Caesars Palace with our white tigers.”

Letterman’s finale gave him the perfect platform to really just say thank you and it seemed to be exactly what he wanted.  He thanked his wife, Regina, their son Harry, his staff, crew and talent whom in which he said “deserve more credit for this show than I ever will.”

Last but not least he thanked his viewers by saying: “There’s nothing I can ever do to repay you.”After his gratitude has been shown the legendary host concluded “The only thing I have left to do for the last time on a television program: Thank you and good night.”

Letterman’s career spans across 33 years and he has had more than 6,000 broadcasts.

 

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