David Letterman gave his first interview since departing from “The Late Show” to the Indianapolis Monthly newspaper and opened up about the one interview he wishes he could do over again, writes AOL.com.
The former late show host gave an exclusive interview to reporter and former college friend, Ron Pearson, and discussed his retirement.
When asked if any interview ever made him nervous, one interview in particular came to mind, states AOL.com.
“Warren Zevon was on years ago, and we all knew he was dying,” Letterman said. “I was at a loss because I couldn’t think of an entry point for a conversation with a dying man on a television show that’s supposed to be silly. ‘How are you doing? You look great!’ doesn’t exactly work. I was really dissatisfied with my part of that conversation. I was ill-equipped to connect with a friend who was going through something like that,” quotes Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Zevon was a frequent guest on Letterman and filled in nearly twenty times for bandleader Paul Shaffer. He died in September 2003, nearly a year after appearing on “The Late Show.”
In other news, Letterman claims he doesn’t know how to use a cellphone.
“It’s stunning what you find out about yourself when everything you’ve done for 33 years changes,” he said in the same interview.
It appears that the transition has been a bit rough. “As it turns out, after all these years of having someone make my calls for me, I can no longer operate a telephone,” said Letterman. Luckily his two assistants are staying with him for now to handle the technology, states Vanity Fair.