Letterman Jokes About Death Threat

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM EDT

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Letterman Jokes About Death Threat

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM EDT

Late night television host David Letterman returned from a two-week vacation Monday night and wasted little time addressing -- and making jokes about -- a threat against his life posted on a jihadist website last week.

"Tonight, you people are more, to me, honestly, than an audience — you're more like a human shield," Letterman told his audience.

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