- Letterman's comedic style has always been different
- His late-night shows were often unpredictable
- Stephen Colbert will replace him this year
In April, after David Letterman announced he was stepping down from "The Late Show," CNN's Todd Leopold wrote this tribute. With the 33rd anniversary of the week the original "Late Night" first aired, we take the opportunity to celebrate Dave again.
(CNN)There was a time when there was nothing like David Letterman on television.