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Letterman On Oprah: “A Low Threshold For Embarrassment”

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David Letterman sat down recently with Oprah Winfrey and opened up about various topics, despite the fact that the pair had a famous, longtime dislike for one another.

The late-night host talked about the sex scandal that rocked his show (and reputation) and threatened his six-month old marriage to former show staffer Regina Lasko, admitting that he hurt a lot of people and is still regretful. He also says he has a “low threshold for embarrassment”, which prompts a little barb about therapy.

“I want to be the person I always thought I was and probably was pretending I was,” he says. “I hurt a lot of people… I’m not looking to blame anybody. I’m looking to find out why I behaved the way I behaved.”

Letterman also speaks out about his longtime television rival, Jay Leno, calling him “insecure”.

“He has a way…he’s an unusual fellow. I’ve never met anyone quite like Jay. And I will say—and I’m happy to say—that I think he is the funniest guy I’ve ever known. Just flat out, if you go to see him do his nightclub act, just the funniest, the smartest, a wonderful observationist and very appealing as a comic. Therefore, the fact that he is also maybe the most insecure person I have ever known…I could never reconcile that,” he said.

The episode airs on Sunday, January 6th, at 9 p.m.

Letterman On Oprah: “A Low Threshold For Embarrassment”
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  • http://google kim

    can’t watch his show after the womanizing

    • brenda mills

      That’s really your loss, he is human and he made a terrible mistake. He has apologized and obviously his wife has forgiven him.So your opinion of him is not important. For every one person like you there are five of us who will watch his show. Get over yourself.

      • Ada

        Your comment ‘Get over yourself’ is low quality statement.. You forgot’ respect for other views are still in the dictionary.
        In my opinion, Letterman is disgusting as a man and as a person, doesn’t matter, before or after his sexual urges…His shows are extremely cheap as his jokes are… Only audience with no taste and aspirations applaud his trashy style. That’s said. And I can’t get over myself.