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Longtime Letterman writer takes you behind the scenes

In the lead up to the final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, Shad checks in with longtime staff writer Tom Ruprecht.
The final Late Show with David Letterman airs tonight, after more than two decades of late night antics. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)
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After over three decades as the king of late night, David Letterman is set to retire the crown. In the lead up to the final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, Shad checks in with longtime staff writer Tom Ruprecht. 

Ruprecht, who worked with Letterman for 12 years, offers insight into the show's creative process and how late night TV is changing in the age of YouTube and social media. 

Actor Bill Murray, left, talks with host David Letterman after emerging from a goodbye cake during the host's penultimate show. ( John Paul Filo/CBS/The Associated Press)
David Letterman, right, and guest Bill Murray appear at the taping of the debut of "Late Night with David Letterman" in New York in 1982. (Nancy Kaye/The Associated Press)

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