David Letterman Lands His First TV Job Since ‘Late Show’

Sep 17, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Late-night icon David Letterman, who exited his CBS job back in May, has his next TV gig lined up. Writing in Variety, Brian Steinberg reports that Letterman will put in some hosting time as part of a docuseries on climate change for National Geographic.

“The veteran late-night comedian will in 2016 journey to India to examine how that nation is trying to bring solar power to its entire population within the next decade,” Steinberg reports. “It’s a far cry from rattling off the popular Top Ten Lists and Stupid Pet Tricks that were so much a part of his more than three decades of wee-hours television for CBS and NBC. But it’s a chance for Letterman to give voice to the issue of climate change on a new, albeit temporary, home: National Geographic Channel.”

Letterman will be a part of season two of the climate change-focused documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” — an Emmy winner in 2014 for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Other stars who will be involved in the season, the report notes, include Jack Black, Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson , Aasif Mandvi, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Cecily Strong.

Letterman declined to comment for the story.

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  1. Didn’t Letterman start out as a TV weatherman in Nebraska?

  2. It was Indiana.

  3. Nothing lends credibility to a suspect theory built entirely on politically-motivated IPCC data like an over-the-hill comedian.

  4. Exactly Doug, just another misguided entertainer pushing the lies of the left wing. I was never a huge Letterman fan. And now, definitely not.

  5. Doug and Jake, I am only disappointed that I am too old and won’t be alive to watch how your children will be living under ground and only coming outside with gas masks on because you have your heads up your ass, which means your now breathing what they will be breathing when they come outside in the open air.

  6. The science is unsettled. People can take whichever side they want regarding whether man has any real impact on how the atmosphere impacts climate. The impact of Windmills and Solar panels on wildlife and the incredible amount of land they take should be more of an issue to environmentalists. The science on that is very clear.

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