Well, well. David Letterman vowed on Thursday he wouldn't be talking much about his sex affairs with staffers that got him blackmailed. But he was more than willing to joke about it some more! The Monday night show for The Late Show with David Letterman got out late this afternoon, and by 5 p.m., the CBS News affiliate in NYC was reporting from audience members that Letterman talked about himself and offered up an additional explanation and apology. And within an hour, CBS had the first minute from Letterman's Monday monologue up on the YouTubes (despite, or in response to, the New York Times' allegations in today's paper?). Anyhow. Here that is. More to come…
Steve Martin is a panel guest as well as the musical act, so even more reasons to tune in tonight!
From Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants (via CBS News), came this excerpt of his apologies on tonight's show:
‚ÄúI‚Äôm terribly sorry that I put the staff in that position. Inadvertently, I just wasn‚Äôt thinking ahead. And, moreover, the staff here has been wonderfully supportive to me, not just through this furor, but through all the years that we‚Äôve been on television and especially all the years here at CBS, so, again, my thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I‚Äôve gotten myself involved in.
‚ÄúNow the other thing is my wife, Regina. She has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it‚Äôs your responsibility, you try to fix it. And at that point, there‚Äôs only two things that can happen: either you‚Äôre going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you‚Äôre going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me.‚Äù