Colbert to Replace Letterman as Late Show Host

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From the New York Times:

Stephen Colbert, the comedian and host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, will succeed David Letterman as host of Late Show, CBS’s flagship late-night franchise, when Mr. Letterman retires next year, the network announced on Thursday.

Mr. Colbert will sign on for a five-year term as the new Late Show host, according to the announcement from Leslie Moonves, president and chief operating officer of CBS, and Nina Tassler, chairwoman of CBS’s entertainment division.

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