"There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, 'What about the victims?' But you know what? The victims didn't have to go through that."
After a rough summer of childish celebrity gags, late-night TV is about to get good again.
Letterman shared a special Top 10 as part of Martin Short and Steve Martin's comedy tour.
Bill Murray has appeared on 'Late Night' more than 40 times during its three-decade run.
"Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks are nothing to lose sleep over, but millions do." Our cover story from February 1986.
The 31-year-old South African comedian will take over for Jon Stewart, who is leaving the show after more than 15 years.
Some media commentators hoped that CBS would inject some diversity into the late-night lineup. Maybe next time
Letterman, 66, began hosting the show on CBS in August 1993