In the aftermath of Thursday’s surprise announcement by David Letterman that he planned to retire from his late-night talk show in 2015, plenty of celebrities and other notable people have been reacting to the news.
This afternoon, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo weighed in with a news release, providing his “Top Ten List of reasons why David Letterman is a New York Legend:”
1. He inspired the first top ten list by a New York State Governor.
2. He never left the Empire State for that other coast.
3. He has made us laugh at the ‘Late Show’ on weeknights for the past 21 years.
4. He boosted the local economy by turning the Hello Deli into one of the most famous in the world.
5. His shows have been nominated for more than 100 Emmy Awards.
6. He contributed to keeping New Yorkers working by giving Paul Shaffer a steady job.
7. He helped New York heal by being the first late night talk show host to come back on the air after September 11, 2001.
8. He continued the Ed Sullivan Theatre’s legacy as a true New York icon by taping more than 4,000 shows at this world-renowned landmark.
9. He has made more than 4,500 top ten lists.
10. He has spent more time in the Ed Sullivan Theatre than Ed Sullivan and the Beatles combined.
The host of the “Late Show with David Letterman” has been a talk-show host for 33 years. Letterman is probably most known for his top 10 lists.
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