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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman

The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective […]

04/10/2014

In this photo provided by CBS, David Letterman, host of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” waves to the audience in New York on Thursday, April 3, 2014, after announcing that he will retire sometime in 2015. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab)

Letterman’s departure will reshape late-night

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon’s fast start replacing Jay Leno on the “Tonight” show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old. The Top 10 list, the ironic detachment, […]

04/04/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Garcetti: Let’s bring ‘Late Night’ to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti reacted to David Letterman’s plans to retire next year by asking CBS to place his successor in Los Angeles. He told CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves in a […]

04/04/2014

Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

David Letterman to retire from ‘Late Show’ in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman is retiring next year as host of “Late Show.” During a taping of Thursday’s show, Letterman said he has informed CBS that he will step down in 2015, when […]

04/03/2014

Robin Williams joins host David Letterman on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” in New York. (AP Photo/John Paul Filo)

Letterman signs for CBS’s ‘Late Show’ into 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman, already the longest-tenured talk show host on late-night television, has agreed to extend his contract with CBS to remain on the “Late Show” into 2015. The deal means Letterman […]

10/04/2013

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

First lady wants people to drink more plain water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has pushed Americans to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should “drink up” too. As in plain water. And as in more of it. The first […]

09/12/2013

Actor Alec Baldwin at the premiere of "Blue Jasmine" in New York, July 22, 2013. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin gets MSNBC talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC’s prime-time lineup is getting some star power with Alec Baldwin, at least for one night a week. The cable news network announced Thursday that the actor will host “Up Late […]

09/05/2013

Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

Comics look to Obama, Democrats for humor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama, the joke’s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats […]

08/05/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in March 2013 (AP Photo)

Christie secretly had weight loss surgery; will guest-host ‘Today’ this month

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has both joked about his weight and said that it’s a real concern, secretly underwent a weight-loss surgery in February that experts say could help him if he gets […]

05/07/2013

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon (AP Photo)

Has NBC learned transition lessons?

The network announced Wednesday what has been rumored for the past several weeks: Leno will leave the job he’s had most of the time since 1992, to be replaced by “Late Night” host Fallon. The late-night franchise is also returning to its roots, leaving California for a New York studio.

04/04/2013

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