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'David Letterman: A Life on Television' to Air on CBS May 4th

Before he leaves his longtime post at Late Show on May 20th, David Letterman will be the subject of a 90-minute tribute special on CBS. The network announced today that David Letterman: A Life on Television will air on Monday, May 4th from 9:30-11:00pm with host Ray Romano, who got his first big break on Letterman's show in 1995. Read CBS's full announcement below:

Billy Crystal Sings a Musical Tribute to David Letterman on 'Late Show'

Billy Crystal made his final Letterman appearance last night, and to thank Dave for 32 years' worth of interviews, he decided to look back on their many memories together through to the tune of "Sunrise, Sunset." Watch another clip from Crystal's interview below:

Bill Hader and David Letterman Show Off Their Lorne Michaels Impressions

Here's a sneak peek of Bill Hader's visit to tonight's Late Show, where talks about his mysterious role in Sunday's big SNL anniversary special and takes turns impersonating Lorne Michaels with David Letterman.

Martin Short Sings About His New Plastic Surgery Body on 'Late Show'

Martin Short was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he treated Letterman to a live performance of a song dedicated to one of Hollywood's biggest legends — plastic surgery. Watch some clips from Short's interview at the desk below:

David Letterman Dedicates Ten Minutes of 'Late Show' to Robin Williams

During last night's Late Show, David Letterman set aside ten minutes for a touching tribute to his friend and late actor Robin Williams. In the tribute, Letterman looks back on the first time he met Williams at The Comedy Store in LA, the time Williams gave Letterman a part in Mork & Mindy, and his nearly 50 appearances on Letterman's late night talk shows on NBC and CBS.

Alec Baldwin Tells Letterman About the Origins of His 'SNL' Tony Bennett Impression

Alec Baldwin paid a visit to David Letterman on Friday, where he looked back on the creation of the "Tony Bennett Show" sketch at SNL and eating lots of food backstage with the writers. He also gave Dave a special retirement gift just one month ahead of his big Late Show goodbye.

Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Steve Martin Among David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Guests

David Letterman makes his final Late Show bow next month on Wednesday, May 20th, and today CBS revealed the guest lineup of his last month on the air. This week's guests include Sarah Jessica Parker, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox, Amy Sedaris, Kevin James, and Alec Baldwin, while a bunch of Late Show friends and regulars are slated to show up in the coming weeks, including Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Don Rickles, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Jack Hanna, Michael Keaton, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Martin Short, Howard Stern, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford and [...]

Chris Elliott Makes His Final 'Late Show' Appearance

Former Letterman writer and longtime Late Show regular Chris Elliott made his final appearance on last night's show, and he decided to send up his over 30 years working with Letterman the best way he knew how — by singing a personalized version of "To Sir With Love" called "To Dave With Love." Check out some of Elliott's most memorable Letterman appearances throughout the years here.

Bill Murray Trains for the NYC Marathon on 'Late Show'

Bill Murray paid a visit to the Late Show desk last night, where he decided mid-interview that he needed to get a run in. Watch more from Murray's interview below, which covers everything from his thoughts on the all-women Ghostbusters reboot to Murray's recent appearance at George Clooney's wedding.

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Will Remain at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater

Stephen Colbert is staying in New York. According to an announcement by CBS's Les Moonves and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Colbert will host Late Show from David Letterman's current spot at the Ed Sullivan Theater when he takes over sometime next year. No official date for Letterman's departure or Colbert's takeover has been announced, but Bill Carter at The New York Times writes that "there will need to be a hiatus between the two — most likely for several months — as Mr. Colbert installs a new set to the theater and his staff moves in to old Letterman offices. The most likely plan is a [...]

Amy Sedaris Sings David Letterman a Goodbye Medley

Amy Sedaris made her 34th and final Letterman appearance last night, and to express her love and appreciation for Dave, she sang him a beautiful goodbye medley. She also thanked Letterman for welcoming her on the show for so many years and all he's done for late night: "You're like a New York staple! You're like the Turkish Baths on 10th Street! You're like scaffolding, you know?"

Behold The Colbeard

Well here it is, folks: The Colbeard. Behold its glory, its beauty, and its respect for the late night host tradition of growing beards. Stephen Colbert recently caught up with The Daily Beast to talk about his Late Show debut later this year, but he was upstaged by his brand new salt-and-pepper beard: "I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I've been working professionally pretty constantly since then," he told The Daily Beast. "I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, 'I wonder what I look like?' No one should ever mistake me for a newsman [...]

Amy Schumer Lures David Letterman Out of Sobriety

Amy Schumer is always a delight when she visits David Letterman, and Friday's Late Show was no different. In fact, Letterman has become such a big Schumer fan that he undid nearly 40 years of sobriety just to knock back some J&B with her. Watch more from Schumer's interview below:

Amy Sedaris on Colbert: "He Has This Whole Bag of Tricks People Haven't Even Seen Yet"

"Well, he's got that Southern charm. He's genuinely interested. He's engaging. He's a very positive person. He can see the good in everything. I think he'll go to that other character that he plays on that show because that's part of him, too. He'll mix it. But once you're out there and there's a live audience, everyone's playing a different version of themselves. You know? There's a camera in front of you. There's an audience. You automatically are different. I just think people will see this other side to him, because he has this whole bag of tricks people haven't even seen yet."

- Amy Sedaris — current star of [...]