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Stories with person: Paul Shaffer
  • David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-21-15 9:40 am

    NEW YORK - There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a lossĀ in nearly a generation, and they're right.

  • Letterman's retirement ends partnership with Murray 
    Updated: May-18-15 8:40 am

    NEW YORK - Bill Murray has walked onto David Letterman's show dressed as Liberace, a jockey and a football player, flown onto the set in a Peter Pan outfit, worked out while singing "Let's Get Physical" and dove into a water-filled dumpster strewn with garbage. This week he'll be saying goodbye.

  • David Letterman on retirement: It's time, but he's torn 
    Updated: May-14-15 10:22 am

    NEW YORK - You don't think of David Letterman as a stop-and-smell-the-flowers type, but here he is, at a major turning point yet savoring his chocolate milkshake.

  • 'SNL' boss Michaels wraps its 40th season as he looks ahead story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 10:28 am

    NEW YORK - With less than two hours before dress rehearsal for the Mother's Day edition of "Saturday Night Live," the mood seemed relaxed. Studio 8H at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where guest host Reese Witherspoon would soon preside, was almost deserted. And Lorne Michaels, "SNL" creator and executive producer, exuded mellowness as he welcomed a reporter to his office just past 6 p.m. to chat about the 40th season (which concludes Saturday at 11:30 p.m. EDT, with Louis C.K. hosting) as well as late-night TV in general and what lies ahead.

  • Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey on Letterman next week 
    Updated: May-08-15 11:08 am

    NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern and Julia Roberts will be among the guests during the final full week of David Letterman's reign as a late-night host.

  • Paul Shaffer ready to disband the CBS Orchestra story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 12:20 pm

    NEW YORK - Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer.