January 3, 2008

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David Letterman made a welcome return to The Late Show on Wednesday night. As stated on Wednesday, Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, negotiated with the WGA to return with his writers. And throughout the broadcast, Letterman made sure to know just where his sympathies lay.

At one point in the broadcast, Letterman took questions about the strike from the audience, leading to his head writer interrupting:

Thousands of writers still walk the picket line every day until their legs cramp and their backs ache, only to return to a home they can now barely afford because of the producers' greed. So, to the arrogant media moguls who've gotten so fat off our sweat-soaked toil that they can no longer fit behind their oversized mahogany desks, I say to you: Stop spending all your money on cufflinks, cocktails and whores. Stick a crowbar in your wallet and start bargaining in good faith with the writers.

UPDATE: Jay Leno could face disciplinary action from WGA decision to write 'Tonight Show' monologue violated union's strike rule.

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