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David Letterman Announces His Retirement (VIDEO)

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The news comes via CNN's Brian Stelter:

Letterman began his career at NBC, but had an ignominious breakup with the network after hosting duties of the "Tonight Show" were awarded to his rival Jay Leno.

His current program, the "Late Show with David Letterman," has aired on CBS since 1993.

Watch Letterman announce the retirement below:

This post has been updated.