Ball State (and everyone else) loves Dave

Ball State administrators, who pay tribute to David Letterman on their home page today, note that the retiring talk-show host has “consistently doted on his alma mater – routinely referring to [the school mascot] cardinals as ‘the fiercest robin-sized bird in the animal kingdom.'” Today’s Ball State Daily has stories about Letterman’s retirement, and students thank him in a three-minute YouTube video.

* David Letterman put Ball State on the map (thestarpress.com)
* Emily Yahr: Letterman shamed me on national television (washingtonpost.com)
* “We have all kinds of stuff planned” for tonight’s show (cnn.com)
* Julia Roberts has never seen Letterman outside of the studio (nytimes.com)
* Two Wisconsin icons recall their Letterman appearances (duanedudek.com)
* Letterman helped a woman grieve after her mother’s death (philly.com)
* Read the late Peter Kaplan’s 1981 profile of Letterman (deadspin.com)
* Your favorite Letterman guest? (Brother Theodore was mine) (instagram.com)

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