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Where to now, St. Peter? – Elton John

Shouldn’t have shocked me, but the news that David Letterman will depart his late-night TV gig in 2015 still caught me off-guard.

After more than 30 years on NBC and CBS, I have been a faithful viewer of his shows.

I enjoy his wit and interesting interviews.

Hard to decide which skits I liked the best: Bad phone calls made on behalf of audience members? Dropping stuff off the top of the Ed Sullivan building? Spraying water from a hose onto unsuspecting pedestrians outside the studio?

Letterman’s departure in 2015 will leave a gaping hole in my viewing habit at night.

Don’t think I’ll make the switch to Jimmy Fallon, who is a nice person, but is way too fawning, in my opinion, to his guests.

What to do at 11:35 p.m. week nights? Read a book? Or bide my time until Seth Meyers‘ program starts at 12:36 a.m.?

Who replaces Dave? I’m not sure Craig Ferguson‘s Late, Late Show could make the shift from 12:35 a.m. to 11:35 p.m. He has an off-beat sense of humor with his skeleton robot.

Conan O’Brien? Jon Stewart?

Maybe Dave will fool us and decide to stay on the air for another 30 years.



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