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CBS Trashes David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set

The day after Letterman said goodbye, the late-night set was dismantled. The dumpster outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater was soon over flowing. Fans were quick to dive in for relics.
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Letterman Signs Off, With A Heartfelt Guest-Filled Finale

Last night, after 33 years on TV as a late-night talk show host, David Letterman presented his final program. David Bianculli says Letterman's final show was a strong end to an illustrious career.
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Letterman's Executive Producer: 'He's Meant A Lot To A Lot Of People'

Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985. He talks with Terry Gross about the absurd and somber moments of his three-decade tenure with the Late Show.
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Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

Late Show host David Letterman said goodbye Wednesday night with his trademark self-deprecating sarcasm. He left as he had arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.
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Often The Butt Of Jokes, S.C.'s Giant Peach Is Ripe For Renovation

The South Carolina landmark that's both loved and lampooned has gained national celebrity. But the peach's bright paint has soured over the years, so it's getting a makeover — to the chagrin of some.
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David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."
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The 'Mad Men' Ending: A 'Twisted' And 'Perfect' Conclusion

After all eight seasons of drama, the TV series about men and women in advertising ended with a full-length ad. TV critic David Bianculli says the conclusion was "so unexpected, yet so appropriate."
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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
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How TV Show Finales Affect The Stock Market

An economist in the United Kingdom looked at how 150 TV series finales affected the U.S. stock market. He observed a decrease in stock returns on the following trading day.
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TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

Chad Hodge, the creator of the 10-episode limited series, promises that it won't leave viewers hanging. "One thing that I really wanted to do with this show is not cheat you as a viewer," he says.

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