David Letterman Doesn’t Understand Why His Show Didn’t Go to a Woman

speaks onstage during The 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2016 in New York City.

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Who run the world? Boys. At least that’s been the case in late night television, and David Letterman thinks it’s time for a change.

Letterman sat down for an in-depth interview with Tom Brokaw on Sunday’s Dateline declaring he “couldn’t care less about late night television.” But he did add an asterisk to that thought.

“I’m happy for the guys,  the men and the women, there should be more women. And I don’t know why they didn’t give my show to a woman. That would have been fine. But I’m happy for their success.”

When asked if CBS involved him in choosing his replacement, Letterman said, “Oh, no. They didn’t ask me about anything. They were just happy I was going.”

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