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McCain to visit Letterman Show

October 12, 2008 | 12:57 pm

Can Sen. John McCain and David Letterman bury the hatchet?

CBS has confirmed that McCain will visit "The Late Show" this Thursday, a day after this third and final presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama. McCain angered Letterman last month when the candidate cancelled a scheduled appearance at the last minute. Letterman said McCain told him the economy was ready to "crater" and that he needed to return to Washington -- but, as it turned out, McCain was actually doing an interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric.  Letterman spent much of the show bashing McCain for breaking the engagement.

Insiders had said both sides were working to reschedule, a process made difficult by McCain's intense campaign schedule. Letterman told viewers last week that McCain's side was being "squirrelly."  Yet McCain is something of a "Late Show" tradition. He has made a dozen previous visits to the program and announced his candidacy for president on the show in February 2007.

--Scott Collins