Over the years, David Letterman has given very few interviews about his life and career. In that handful, most were with his good friends and broadcasters – Regis Philbin and Larry King.
Earlier this month, Dave gave what amounted to his CBS exit interview with Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times. The piece was a Q&A and covered everything from Letterman talking about the end of his show, his legacy, his aloofness, his health and even his extortion sex scandal.
Dave Itzkoff is a culture reporter at The New York Times, where he writes regularly about film, television, theater, music, and popular culture. He is the author of the books, Cocaine's Son, Lads and his most recent: Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.