Letterman blames prickly personae on mining roots

Retiring talk show host icon, David Letterman, cast around for explanations on why he is not considered a warm person, and he believes that it might have something to do with his coal mining roots.

Letterman, who is retiring at the end of May, was interviewed by the New York Times:

I think it’s genetic. I don’t want to blame it on my parents and my grandparents. But you don’t need to be all that warm when you’re born and raised in Linton, Ind., and working in a coal mine. They weren’t hiring coal miners on the basis of their personalities. Inside, I feel like everything’s firing properly. And then when I look at a videotape, I just think, What the hell is Dave [angry] about?

The retiring CBS Late Show host will be replaced by Stephen Colbert.