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Mexico City, México
La vida se mide en momentos, en recuerdos, en instantes, sin embargo todo al final se mide por las ausencias y las presencias… 96 more words

My Life

When David Letterman shamed me on national television: ‘My grandma had never been more thrilled'

The email came from my grandma around 1 a.m. The date was Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011.

“Emmy,” it read. “Saw you on the Letterman show tonight during small town news. 566 more words

Arts

My Guy Dave

I’m sentimental at times. In 1983, when my baseball hero, Carl Yastrzemski, said farewell to Boston and trotted around the perimeter of the Fenway Park field shaking hands, I cried when I watched the video. 792 more words

Writing

David Letterman's final show closes the book on more than just his own career in late night

NEW YORK — There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn’t suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they’re right. 698 more words

Arts

Exit David Letterman; Enter Colbert: How Much Does Playing a Character Factor into Late-Night TV?

When Stephen Colbert left “The Colbert Report” last fall, I pondered just how challenging it must have been for him to balance both a satirical politically conservative character and his true self. 861 more words

Jimmy Fallon

See ya, Dave!

Tonight is David Letterman’s last show on the air.

I will miss him.

I started with Johnny Carson in 1976, when I had to stay up late and work on things for my genetics class.I morphed into Dave when he followed Johnny and even had tickets to his 15th Anniversary show in New York. 116 more words

Age

Before there was Carson...there was Benny

Since David Letterman is leaving late night, I dusted off this never-used review of one of the masters of comedy, Jack Benny. Benny was the inspiration for Carson, who was in turn the mentor for a whole new breed of entertainer, the late night talk-show host. 811 more words