Though CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said in his statement that “we knew this day was getting closer,” the news of David Letterman’s retirement from “The Late Show” in 2015 still took the world by surprise. Among speculation about who will take his place, many in the entertainment business weighed in on Twitter to pay tribute to the talk show host.
I love Letterman but I am really excited about what this could mean for the diversification of late night. Trying not to be a pessimist…—
Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 03, 2014
Letterman broke the mold for not just Late Night, but TV itself. He's a vanguard- his influence is seen all over the dial today. What a run!—
Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 03, 2014