The Takeaway

Colbert Sheds Character for 'Late Show' Chair

Friday, April 11, 2014

Yesterday CBS announced that David Letterman will pass the torch to Stephen Colbert. How might Colbert begin to "play himself" after a decade of acting in character? Who might succeed him at Comedy Central?

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WATCH | First Lady Michelle Obama on Letterman

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On "Late Night with David Letterman" on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about the notion of unconditional love, going to Target, personal conversations with Barack and her dog, Bo. Watch video clips from the show here.


Studio 360

V.V. Brown Comes to Your Town

Friday, August 27, 2010

V.V. Brown virtually exploded onto the music scene this summer - and followed up her popularity in the charts and online by touring with Owl City, doing the rounds on talk shows, and lending her songs to commercials and TV shows. So even if you don’t think you know her music, you probably do. The British singer songwriter mixes pop, soul, rock, punk, and hip-hop to create a seasoned sound that belies her young age. V.V. describes her style as “musical mashed potatoes”-  although I don’t know if Grace Jones, ­­­ Eartha Kitt and Amy Winehouse­­­ qualify as potatoes.

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The Takeaway

David Letterman's Admission

Friday, October 02, 2009

Last night, David Letterman had a startling admission to his audience: that he had had sexual relationships with female staff members and was being extorted for it. Authories have arrested a suspect for the alleged extortion scheme but haven't released a name, though the AP reports that the suspect is Robert Halderman, a producer on CBS's show "48 Hours." We talk with our friend Delaina Dixon, TV blogger at

Watch his admission for yourself: