Colbert To Succeed Letterman On 'Late Show'

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Stephen Colbert will leave his faux-conservative character behind when he succeeds David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" on CBS. (Comedy Central)

Yesterday, Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman’s replacement as host of the “Late Show” on CBS. Colbert is famous for the faux-conservative character he plays on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

This continues the huge shake-up in late night TV this year. In February, Jay Leno stepped down from “The Tonight Show,” making way for Jimmy Fallon to step in as host of the 60-year-old NBC show. And that moved Seth Meyers, from “Saturday Night Live” into Fallon’s old spot.

NPR’s Eric Deggans joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to help us make sense of the late night shuffle.


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