David Letterman on Life After Late Night: ‘An Energy Left Me'

David Letterman on Life After Late Night: ‘An Energy Left Me'

Late night legend David Letterman is sitting down for a rare TV interview after retiring last year.

In a preview for “On Assignment,” Tom Brokaw asked Letterman if he missed his late-night gig. He responded, "I thought for sure I would. And then, the first day of Stephen's show when he went on the air -- an energy left me and I felt like, ‘You know, that's not my problem anymore.’ And I've kind of felt that way ever since. I devoted so much time to the damage of other aspects of my life. The concentrated, fixated, focusing on that — it's good now to not have that.”

"I couldn't care less about late-night television. I'm happy for the guys — men and women — there should be more women. And I don't know why they didn't give my show to a woman. That would have been fine. You know, I'm happy for their success. And they're doing things I couldn't do. So that's great,” he added. Watch!

Though the interview won’t air until June 12 on NBC, it was conducted in Letterman’s hometown of Indianapolis over the Memorial Day weekend. During the interview, Letterman also shared his candid thoughts on Donald Trump and Johnny Carson.