Nightly News   |  April 10, 2014

Stephen Colbert to Ditch His Right-Wing Pundit Persona

The host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” has been tapped to succeed David Letterman on the “Late Show.”

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>>> we learn today the third and final component of a complete change in late night is out of place. steven colbert was nameed to steven colbert was named to succeed david letterman . he's part of the graduating class behind dave and jimmy kimmel and jimmy fallon , it will be close to a generational shift after your late local news. colbert said he will host as himself and drop the persona. he's 49 years old and signed a five-year deal and since cbs and comedy central it's not stealing as much as it is a permanent loan.