David Letterman was honoured with the Heritage Award at this year’s Television Critics Awards on Saturday night.
The Heritage Award honoured his work on both of his late night shows.
Letterman was famous for disliking media events so didn’t attend the ceremony to collect the award himself, but sent a brief video message joking “I wanted to be with you, but today is the day I eat glass. If it were anything else…”.
Late Show Executive Producer Barbara Gaines collected the award on Dave’s behalf.
There is a rather grainy video clip of Barbara accepting the award here: