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Daily Dave: 'Late Show with David Letterman,' in pictures

"Late Show with David Letterman" ended May 20, 2015, but how will we remember this long-running classic? Well, there's something called YouTube, along with CBS.com, Hulu and a million other places I'm not thinking of at the moment.

But there are also our own personal memories. And more often than not, those can be revived by a single picture.

Stephen Colbert

With the new guy.
Photo Credit: CBS

With the new guy.

Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey

A Super Bowl commercial to remember ...
Photo Credit: CBS

A Super Bowl commercial to remember ...

Madonna

Madge! The most memorable of guests? Or the
Photo Credit: CBS / John Paul Filo

Madge! The most memorable of guests? Or the most bleeped? Or both? Her first (in)famous visit was in '94. This one from 2003 was a quieter, more reflective moment. If that is possible...

Harry Joseph Letterman

New father, new son in 2003.
Photo Credit: CBS

New father, new son in 2003.

Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon on Oct. 30, 2002. A great
Photo Credit: CBS / Barbara Nitke

Warren Zevon on Oct. 30, 2002. A great Letterman favorite, Zevon died the following year on Sept. 7.

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews, shown on July 15, 2002, doesn't
Photo Credit: CBS / Jeffrey R. Staab

Dave Matthews, shown on July 15, 2002, doesn't make a whole lot of stops on the late-night circuit so, once seen, he's most definitely remembered. And yes, that's a rooftop -- a performance idea that was to inspire another late night host, Jimmy Fallon, on his opening show.

Dan Rather

Dave and Dan, days after the Sept. 11,
Photo Credit: CBS / John P. Filo

Dave and Dan, days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. An emotional broadcast for both.

Cher

What was this very special thing Dave had
Photo Credit: CBS / Alan Singer

What was this very special thing Dave had with Cher -- famously once described with a word that cannot be re-printed in this space? This photo is obviously from happier times, after amends were made.

Johnny Carson

Hmm, this one is familiar, no? Yes, Johnny
Photo Credit: CBS / Tony Esparza

Hmm, this one is familiar, no? Yes, Johnny Carson makes his last late-night talk show appearance, on May 13 1994.

The Yankees

The Yanks give Dave a champagne shower in
Photo Credit: CBS / Alan Singer

The Yanks give Dave a champagne shower in October 1996.

Prince

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and Currently
Photo Credit: CBS

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and Currently Known as Prince, in 1996.

Peter O'Toole

Dave ... no, take that back. Pete learns
Photo Credit: CBS

Dave ... no, take that back. Pete learns how to handle a dromedary, or remasters the skill, on a "Late Show" trip to London. And once seen, never forgotten. This is of course the great Peter O'Toole. Or Lawrence of Arabia?

Broadway performers

The cast of...
Photo Credit: CBS

The cast of..."Rent." In the good ol' days, the "Late Show" was a good neighbor -- to the many Broadway shows nearby. ("Cats" was just across the street.)

Chris Rock

Some guy named Chris Rock on June 13,
Photo Credit: CBS / Alan Singer

Some guy named Chris Rock on June 13, 1994. Dave laughed hard. The audience did, too.

Bill Murray

Bill Murray defaces the furniture on Aug. 30,
Photo Credit: CBS / Alan Singer

Bill Murray defaces the furniture on Aug. 30, 1993. And it was only the first taping.

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