David Letterman Marks ‘Late Night’ 40th Anniversary With New YouTube Channel

David Letterman is celebrating his 40th anniversary by opening the late night vault. 

Letterman unveiled a new YouTube channel Tuesday featuring dozens of videos from his career as a late-night talk host. 

The YouTube channel takes fans back through the decades of Letterman’s late-night career, both on NBC and on CBS as host of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” which aired from 1993 to 2015.

Videos posted so far include famous guests, including Barack Obama, Mr. Rogers and Hank Aaron, stand-up comedians and some of the memorable recurring bits of more than 30 years on the air. There are playlists featuring Letterman’s famous Top Ten lists, as well as Stupid Pet Tricks and Stupid Human Tricks, which became staples of the NBC show.

“Late Night with David Letterman” premiered on NBC on Feb. 1, 1982. 

In addition to the YouTube channel, Letterman was a guest on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Tuesday to celebrate the anniversary.

Letterman, a Broad Ripple native and Ball State University graduate, got his start in television on WTHR, which was then known by the call letters WLWI, where he was a weatherman and hosted a show titled “Clover Power.” Since leaving the late night scene in 2015, Letterman has hosted three seasons of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” on Netflix.

Published by Larry Fire

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