Late Show

By Brent Baker | March 30, 2014 | 12:47 AM EDT

“The Secret Service is currently seeking bids for a new presidential limousine,” FNC’s Bret Baier explained at the end of his Tuesday show, setting up a clip from CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, which “got a sneak peek at some of the required features for the next so-called ‘beast.’”

The last feature shown is one we all can appreciate.

By Jack Coleman | March 25, 2014 | 9:43 PM EDT

Television history was made last night when a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman," for quite possibly the first and last time, used the words "murdered" and "aborted" in the same sentence.

The person doing the talking was former president Jimmy Carter, who's making the rounds to plug his new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power." (Video after the jump)

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 25, 2014 | 12:39 PM EDT

Liberal CBS late night host David Letterman interviewed President Jimmy Carter on Monday night and used the opportunity to lobby the former president to push for greater action on “climate change.”

Speaking with the Georgia Democrat, Letterman gushed over how as president Carter installed solar panels on the roof of the White House before asking if “it will take a global mandate to do anything about climate change?” [See video below.]

By Kyle Drennen | March 7, 2014 | 4:15 PM EST

Appearing on Thursday's CBS Late Show aired early Friday morning, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine with host David Letterman and observed: "...when chemical weapons were used in Syria and they were discovered, I didn't think it was President Obama's finest moment. He said there's a red line, then he kept moving that sucker....[Vladimir Putin] might have taken the measure of President Obama and said, 'I may be able to test this guy'....it has that appearance." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

That analysis was prompted by Letterman noting: "And people are saying this [Russian invasion of Ukraine] is because of the negotiations, or the unilateral negotiations regarding Syria, when he [Putin] stepped in looking for weapons of mass destruction...and Obama had to sort of acquiesce that because it was not a bad idea. So now he [Putin] feels like he can get away with this. Is that part of it?" Brokaw replied: "Well, I think that's pretty astute."

By Jack Coleman | February 27, 2014 | 8:32 PM EST

Is this how Stalin charmed New York Times reporter/Soviet apologist Walter Duranty?

Former "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira has become the latest example of a prominent figure in American media with a weak spot for an autocrat ruling Russia. Vieira appeared last night on "Late Show with David Letterman" and described covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi for NBC. (Video after the jump)

By Brent Baker | December 20, 2013 | 2:59 AM EST

Every year, in the days before Christmas, toy expert Shannon Eis goes on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman to show off the hot toys of the season. But this year, she was greeted Wednesday night by a “Grinch” Letterman disturbed by “$20 billion a year on toys. 20 billion dollars a year!”

“I wonder if we should take some of that money and put it elsewhere,” Letterman ruminated. “I don’t want to be the Grinch here,” he deflected before being just that, fretting “but people in this country need food.”

By Noel Sheppard | December 13, 2013 | 11:59 AM EST

The folks at CBS’s Late Show decided to give viewers a Christmas treat Thursday by playing a clip of the new film “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

In the 54-second clip, Roberts dropped six F-bombs while also saying four S-words (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 6, 2013 | 9:06 AM EST

As NewsBusters reported Monday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had been asked to do David Letterman's Top Ten List on the CBS Late Show election night.

Most of her offerings Tuesday were somewhat apolitical, but the top thing "You Never Knew About the House of Representatives" was "The Tea Party isn't nearly as much fun as it sounds" (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 4, 2013 | 12:58 PM EST

There are some key elections happening at the gubernatorial level Tuesday that people will be playing close attention to.

As such, the folks at CBS thought this would be a great time to bring House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on to the Late Show to present David Letterman's Top Ten List.

By Noel Sheppard | October 30, 2013 | 11:33 AM EDT

Are jokes no matter how distasteful acceptable when they involve former Vice President Dick Cheney?

Consider a mock video David Letterman played on the CBS Late Show Tuesday wherein Cheney briefly flatlines in the middle of a discussion on ABC’s This Week (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 12, 2013 | 2:31 PM EDT

Has President Obama lost David Letterman?

On the CBS Late Show Friday, the host aired a video he called "This Day In Obamacare Enrollment" in which people from different parts of the country were shown destroying their computers (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 1:37 PM EDT

It’s becoming quite apparent the American people aren’t as concerned about the government shutdown as the Democrats and their media minions would like people to be.

On the CBS Late Show Friday, when host David Letterman asked the studio audience if they were worried about the shutdown, they collectively said “No” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):