‘David Letterman: A Life on Television’ Trailer Reveals Look into History of Late Night TV (Video)

CBS retrospective celebrates career of the late-night host after 31 years on the air

CBS released the first trailer for “David Letterman: A Life on Television” on Friday, teasing the retrospective on the late-night host’s 31 years on the air.

In the video preview, host Ray Romano begins by saying: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for David Letterman.”

Romano first performed on “The Late Show” in 1995, and “a week later they offered me this development deal,” he said, referencing the deal that led to his hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

The trailer then offers a brief glimpse of the luminaries that have graced Letterman’s couch over the years, including Bill Murray, Tom Cruise, Drew Barrymore and thousands of others.

We also see some of the musical guests that Letterman has hosted, namely Barry White, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Beyonce.

Letterman announced in April that he would retire from the show after 31 years. His last episode will air May 20. Stephen Colbert is set to take over for Letterman in September.

“David Letterman: A Life on Television” will air on CBS on Monday, May 4, at 9.30 p.m. ET.

Watch the trailer above.