"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.
With the new guy.
Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey
A Super Bowl commercial to remember ...
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.
Warren Zevon on Oct. 30, 2002. A great Letterman favorite, Zevon died the following year on Sept. 7.
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.
Dave and Dan, days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. An emotional broadcast for both.
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.
Hmm, this one is familiar, no? Yes, Johnny Carson makes his last late-night talk show appearance, on May 13 1994.
The Yanks give Dave a champagne shower in October 1996.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and Currently Known as Prince, in 1996.
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?
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.)
Some guy named Chris Rock on June 13, 1994. Dave laughed hard. The audience did, too.
Bill Murray defaces the furniture on Aug. 30, 1993. And it was only the first taping.