David Letterman to guest on ‘Late Night’ for 40th anniversary

David Letterman will be dropping by as a guest Feb. 1 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of NBC’s Late Night. Letterman was the original Late Night host who launched the after-hours franchise in 1982, before eventually moving over to the Late Show on CBS.

Late Night’s current host Seth Meyers announced the news in a video, saying: “The 40th anniversary is next Tuesday, and to celebrate, my guest that evening will be the man who started it all, David Letterman.” Meyers added, “Now that is a show that would make college-age Seth Meyers very happy. Also, current Seth Meyers.”

Letterman moved to CBS in 1993 following the hiring of Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show.  Late Night has been hosted by Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Meyers throughout the show’s 40-year history.

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