posted on May, 22 2015 @ 12:27 AM
Frankly, listening to all the radio and TV, including sports broadcasters, pay homage to Letterman even going so far as to call him the best ever in
the late night show genre has me laughing. Granted there's the millenials who weren't raised with Carson, but for those of us that were, we know
Letterman will never trump Carson, IMO.
Letterman's dry humor crossed the line into cynical far too often for my taste. The was never the case with Johnny Carson.
Add in the Letterman era had far more latitude than in earlier days as well. All in all, given a choice between watching old Carson shows on DVDs or
Letterman live? I'd take the DVDs every time. A good comparison would be the old Kraft roasts hosted by Martin compared with the garbage of
today...ok, that's harsh, Letterman isn't that bad..LOL. Still, no lost sleep with his departure....