‘Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night’ chronicles the host’s journey and legacy. Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Shales on the retired comedian’s greatness.


David Letterman’s final Late Show is May 20. In honor of his stepping down, Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales writes about his gloriously ribald and revolutionary legacy.


Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic says his boss, who died Tuesday at 93, justified the description ‘legendary’ a hundred times over.

King of Comedy

The seeds of the actor and comedian’s brilliance were visible in his early stage shows—remembered here as fizzing explosions of comic energy and invention.

Two Thumbs Up

Directed by fellow Chicagoan Steve James (Hoop Dreams), Life Itself is a worthy tribute to the most popular film critic ever.

‘Nothing Off-Limits’

Monday night’s relentlessly promoted Diane Sawyer interview felt full of pre-asked questions, little news—and hard selling of the possible next president’s new book, Hard Choices.