NEW YORK (CBS) —  After 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists, David Letterman says goodbye to late night television audiences with the final three broadcasts of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” Monday, May 18th through Wednesday, May 20th.

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Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, who first appeared with Letterman on “Late Night” April 4, 1984 will make his 60th total appearance with the host on Monday. 

Also that night, rock superstar Eddie Vedder will make a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. 

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And it’s no surprise that Letterman’s first guest on both “Late Night” and the “Late Show,” Bill Murray will make his 44th overall and final appearance with Letterman on Tuesday, May 19th.

These two shows all lead up to Letterman’s final “Late Show” broadcast, Wednesday, May 20th, which will be an hour filled with surprises, memorable highlights, the show’s final Top Ten List and more. 

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