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As Letterman Signs Off, THE DAILY Looks Back At Some "Late Show" Sports Moments

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 20 / 15

Tonight marks the end of an era in late-night, as “Late Show” host DAVID LETTERMAN gets his final laughs -- and maybe a few tears -- in the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater after 22 years with CBS. Dave has been doing his unique, biting brand of comedy on late-night television for over 30 ye...

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