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Colbert to succeed Letterman on CBS; Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on the Time Warner Cable/Comcast merger; A look at how Chinese media are covering the search for Flight MH370.
April 13th, 2014
01:16 PM ET

Not everyone loves Stephen Colbert

As Stephen Colbert is announced as David Letterman's replacement, Michelle Fields and Keli Goff debate the reaction to the pick on the left and the right.


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Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show"
April 10th, 2014
12:55 PM ET

Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show"

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent 

(CNN) – Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of "The Late Show," CBS announced on Thursday, one week after Letterman told his audience that he would retire sometime in 2015.

CBS said Colbert had signed a five-year contract to host the iconic late-night broadcast.

Colbert, 49, has been the host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" since 2005.

Read the latest updates from Brian on CNN.com here. 

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David Letterman to retire
April 3rd, 2014
05:26 PM ET

David Letterman to retire

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Letterman announced his plan during a taping of "The Late Show" on Thursday afternoon.CBS (CBSFortune 500) is expected to issue a statement sometime before the program is broadcast Thursday night.

A CBS spokesman declined to comment. Letterman's announcement initially leaked out when a performer, Mike Mills, who was at the taping of "The Late Show" tweeted out the news. "Dave just announced his retirement," Mills wrote.

What exactly Letterman says about his decision on "The Late Show" is not yet known.

Read more of the late-breaking details here. 

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April 7th, 2013
01:07 PM ET

Jay Leno, Fired and Smiling

Media critic Ken Tucker joins Howard Kurtz to discuss the history of The Tonight Show and the current late-night talk show landscape


Filed under: Blog • Comedy • Conan O'Brien • David Letterman • Jay Leno • Jimmy Fallon • Jimmy Kimmel • Reliable Sources
January 13th, 2013
01:11 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel enters late-night wars

Gail Shister, Adam Buckman and Howard Kurtz on the late-night comic’s time slot switch and what it means for ABC’s venerable news magazine, Nightline.

 


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