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CBS announces official date of Letterman's last bow

Host David Letterman is shown on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," on July 9, 2014, in New York.
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Host David Letterman is shown on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," on July 9, 2014, in New York.

After hosting the 'Late Show" on CBS for 22 years, David Letterman will read his last top 10 list on Wed., May 20, 2015.

The CBS Television Network announced Letterman's official exit from the "Late Show" on Wednesday, firming up the final bow for the 32-year veteran of late night television.

Letterman hit the airwaves after dark on Feb. 1, 1982, as the host of NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman." He jumped to CBS in 1993 after his former network named Jay Leno the successor to Johnny Carson on"The Tonight Show."

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Letterman announced he planned to retire on April 3. "Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert will take over hosting duties.