On May 20, 2015, David Letterman was trending on Twitter. It didn't matter where you where, his name was the only thing you read. The proud Ball State alum hosted this late night talk show for 33 years, but it's time for a new chapter. Now a retired man, Letterman had his final show Wednesday night.
Letterman, 68, graduated from Ball State as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity in the class of 1969. His roots and experience of his radio and television careers began as a student there, though he didn't have the grades out of high school to get into the preferred Indiana University. Turns out, becoming a Cardinal was one of the best decisions he's ever made.
He very recently talked about becoming a Cardinal on the show in February, congratulating the student-run radio station's (WCRD) achievements.
Okay, so we're not all David Letterman die-hards. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to at least somehow find the finale of the show on the Internet. He's a lovable figure, a truly hilarious guy to watch and has become a huge inspiration for many other comedians like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon,Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. BSU even named a communications building in his honor.
"If reasonable people could put my name on a $21 million building, anything is possible." -Letterman to the Indy Star
In case you were "going to do that," I've quickly found a good video of the entire episode for us to watch and re-watch.