(May 19, 2015) – Time is running out on “Late Show” host David Letterman and his staff and crew.
The realization hasn’t quite dawned upon Letterman.
“I don’t know if you’re like me, but you keep forgetting we’re gone in two days. We’re a ghost. We are a memory. We are just… the machine will still be spinning and we’ll be gone,” he said during Monday night’s show.
Letterman made his staff and crew the focus of the Top Ten List, which had the theme “Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Working at the Late Show.”
“This is very sweet,” Letterman said. “You know, you forget maybe that it’s important for these people not just in terms of a job, but also the commitment to a family. So I find this especially touching.”
He teased longtime stage manager Biff Henderson about his headset. Henderson, who has become a breakout star over the years, finally relented and removed it.
“Late Show” staff then delivered the “Top Ten.”
Also on Monday’s show, Eddie Vedder of “Pearl Jam” performed a stirring rendition of “Better Man” with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.
And Tom Hanks–a frequent guest of Letterman’s–helped the host unlock the mysteries of the Selfie Stick.
Letterman’s final show airs Wednesday on our sister station, CBS4. Make sure to say #ThanksDave on social media.