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In light of yesterday’s announcement that David Letterman will be retiring, we thought we’d share this great tribute by Tina Fey, at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.

And don’t forget this memorable tribute by Jimmy Kimmel from that same night.

(Kimmel actually talks about that tribute in his Fresh Air interview)

Also, Terry spoke to David Letterman in 1981 back when Fresh Air was a local show and Letterman was just getting started:

"If you do one show a year or one show every three months or one show every four months, you have an awful lot of time to realize what a failure you’ve been.  But we do kind of a baseball season: We do a show one night and we hope it’s wonderful, and if not that, we hope it’s good and we hope it isn’t bad. But even if it’s a great show or even if it’s not such a good show, we do another show the next night and we have no time, except in self analysis, to decide why it wasn’t good or even why it was very good."

“Page One: Inside the New York Times” (C-SPAN’s Q&A)

Andrew Rossi, director and producer of a new documentary called “Page One: Inside the New York Times.” The documentary takes a look at the declining newspaper industry in general and also looks specifically at the New York Times through the eyes of the staff that covers the media. It features reporters David Carr and Brian Stelter. It includes discussions over Wikileaks as well as the aftermath of the 2009 decision to cut 100 jobs from the New York Times newsroom. Andrew Rossi’s previous documentary was the story of a New York City restaurant family called “Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven.” It was shown on HBO.

If people vote yes, whatever form that takes, that is going to be a vote for health-care reform. And I don’t think we should pretend otherwise…. If they don’t, if they vote against it, then they’re going to be voting against health-care reform and they’re going to be voting in favor of the status quo.
President Obama during an interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier Wednesday. via newsweek
I will tell you that I think the most important thing I can do for the African-American community is the same thing I can do for the American community, period, and that is get the economy going again and get people hiring again,

President Obama rejecting criticism from the Congressional Black Caucus that the government was ignoring the economic plight of minorities.

via Richard Wolf of USA TODAY and Justin Hyde of the Detroit Free Press in an exclusive joint interview. via The Oval