Letterman Through The Years

David Letterman
David Letterman
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Late Night TV Show Host David Letterman makes a tribute to Johnny Carson onstage at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Late Night TV Show Host David Letterman makes a tribute to Johnny Carson onstage at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: David Letterman (C) takes in the hockey game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: David Letterman (2nd from left) takes in the hockey game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: David Letterman (2nd from left) takes in the hockey game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: David Letterman (2nd from left) takes in the hockey game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
MUNCIE, IN - NOVEMBER 26: David Letterman attends "A Conversation With David Letterman And Oprah Winfrey" at Ball State University on November 26, 2012 in Muncie, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
MUNCIE, IN - NOVEMBER 26: David Letterman (R) and Oprah Winfrey attend "A Conversation With David Letterman And Oprah Winfrey" at Ball State University on November 26, 2012 in Muncie, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
MUNCIE, IN - NOVEMBER 26: David Letterman attends "A Conversation With David Letterman And Oprah Winfrey" at Ball State University on November 26, 2012 in Muncie, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, David M. Rubenstein, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman (L-R Front Row) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova and Dustin Hoffman following a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 honorees are Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
Barack Obama watches as comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman kisses fellow honoree ballerina Natalia Makarova's hand after an event with other honorees in the East Room of the White House December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Howard Stern and David Letterman attend "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Howard Stern and David Letterman attend "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Howard Stern and David Letterman attend "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
David Letterman
David Letterman
2 Nov 2000: A view of a TV showing Gil de Ferran getting interviewed by David Letterman during his Media Tour in New York, New York . (Jamie Squire/Allsport)
Dave Letterman
Dave Letterman
29 May 1994: Talk show host Dave Letterman looks on during the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
David Letterman
David Letterman
Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore with talk show host David Letterman 14 September, 2000 after the taping of Letterman's show at the Sullivan Theater in New York City. (LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
American talk-show host and comedian David Letterman sits at his desk on the television series 'Late Night with David Letterman,' New York, New York, 1986. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
TAQADDUM, IRAQ: In this image made available by the US military 03 Januray 2005, TV star David Letterman visits U.S. Marines, Sailors and Soldiers in Taqaddum, to wish them Happy Holidays while serving overseas 24 December 2004.(Photo: Cpl Jessica Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: "Late Night" talk-show host David Letterman (L) waves after confirming his move to the CBS network from NBC, 14 January, 1993 in New York. At right is Laurence Tisch (R), chairman, president and chief executive officer of CBS, Inc. (CBS/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Late Night TV Show Host David Letterman makes a tribute to Johnny Carson onstage at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 29: TV host David Letterman looks on during the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1989:  Isiah Thomas #11 of the Detroit Pistons chats with David Letterman on the David Letterman Show in New York, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
David Letterman NEW YORK - 1989: Isiah Thomas #11 of the Detroit Pistons chats with David Letterman on the David Letterman Show in New York, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Late Show With David Letterman Resumes Filming
The Late Show With David Letterman Resumes Filming
NEW YORK - JANUARY 02: People stand outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater during a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman on January 2, 2008 in New York City. This will be the first airing of the show since the Writers Guild of America went on strike November 5. Letterman and his production company World Wide Pants worked out an independent deal with his writers. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
US President Barack Obama (L) jokes with David Letterman during a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman in New York on September 21, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
Barack Obama okes with David Letterman during a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman in New York on September 21, 2009. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: In this handout provide by the White House, President Barack Obama talks to TV Host David Letterman during a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on September 21, 2009 in New York City. Obama is serving as the 44th President of the U.S. and the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: David Letterman (C) takes in the hockey game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: David Letterman speaks onstage at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: David Letterman speaks at the International Rescue Committee's Annual Freedom Award benefit at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for IRC)
FILE -- President Barack Obama appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in September 2012. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
FILE -- President Barack Obama appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in September 2012. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE -- President Barack Obama appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in September 2012. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
US President Barack Obama and David Letterman speak during a break in the taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on September 18, 2012 in New York, New York. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
Broadway Re-Opens Following Hurricane Sandy
Broadway Re-Opens Following Hurricane Sandy
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Visitors stand in line for the Late Show with David Letterman in Times Square following Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: Comedian David Letterman attends the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
"Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" Presented By SiriusXM, Produced By Howard Stern Productions - Inside
"Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" Presented By SiriusXM, Produced By Howard Stern Productions - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Robin Quivers, Howard Stern and David Letterman attend "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
David Letterman
David Letterman
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 24: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, "Late Show" television host David Letterman entertains soldiers at the Coalition Provisional Authority headquarters December 24, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo by Reynaldo Ramon/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 30: David Letterman, co-owner of the #15 Rahal-Letterman Argent/Pioneer G Force Honda of Buddy Rice, smiles when the rain started to fall and cause the race to be shortened and Rice to win the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500 part of the IRL IndyCar Series May 30, 2004 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor George W. Bush poses for photographers with David Letterman after concluding taping of the 19 October 2000 Late Show with David Letterman in New York. Bush read the Top Ten list poking fun at what he might do if elected. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
American talk-show host and comedian David Letterman sits at his desk on the television series 'Late Night with David Letterman,' New York, New York, 1986. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)
David Letterman
David Letterman
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: US television personality David Letterman delivers his opening monologue as he hosts the 67th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles 27 March. Letterman, who stars in the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS-TV, is the third Academy Awards host in as many years. (EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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