Letterman, Seriously: Dave's 10 Most Profound Moments - Rolling Stone
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Letterman, Seriously: Dave’s 10 Most Profound Moments

Sex scandals, heart attacks, 9/11 — when Letterman dropped the funny business and things got real

Most people watch late-night talk shows to forget about their problems for a while. But during David Letterman’s reign, the real world occasionally imposed itself on his show in unpredictable ways. Usually, the results made for hilarious comedy — other times, however, it might prompt Dave to become enraged, philosophical, mournful or even profound. Below are 10 of the most memorable moments when the Late Show got compellingly real.


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