Letterman: “I don’t know why they didn’t give my show to a woman”

David Letterman says there should be more women working in late night television.


David Letterman has given an interview in which he talks about reflects on The Late Show since he departed it.

Speaking with NBC News’ Tom Brokaw, he was asked if he missed hosting, which he “thought for sure” he would, but the first day Stephen Colbert took over the show brought a different “energy.”

“When he went on the air, an energy left me and I felt like, ‘You know, that’s not my problem anymore,”‘ he said. “I devoted so much time, to the damage of other aspects of my life. The concentrated, fixated, focusing on that…it’s good now to not have that.”

Now, while he “couldn’t care less about late-night television,” there were some changes he would have liked to have seen.

“I’m happy for the guys —men and women— there should be more women. And I don’t know why they didn’t give my show to a woman,” Letterman continued.

“That would have been fine. You know, I’m happy for their success. And they’re doing things I couldn’t do. So that’s great.”

Source: Variety

One Response

  1. Good on him, he deserves to lead a quiet life of his choosing, including the beard, after giving so much to TV over the years. And he’s right, there should be a woman hosting at least one of the nighttime shows in 2016.

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