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Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye: ‘I’ve Won Television’

“Almost nine years ago, I promised to change the world, and together, I did it,” says Stephen Colbert, still in character as his self-obsessed conservabot doppelganger, while dropping in to rub it in on his onetime mentor Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” on Wednesday night.

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Beyond Colbert: Why We Need Progressive People of Color on TV

The fact is that although there may be marginally increasing diversity among the casts of fictional television series, there are not nearly enough black and brown voices presenting or analyzing the news on television or in newsrooms, in broadcast or print, in traditional media or new media.

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Will Stephen Colbert Replace David Letterman?

The Comedy Central host could give up his role as second fiddle to Jon Stewart and make the jump to network television.

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Conan Takes His Late Night Antics to Cable

Late night chatterbox Conan O’Brien, whose career woes briefly made him the perfect entertainer for a nation of unemployed people, is headed back to work. TBS, which already has a late night show helmed by George Lopez, managed to secure the rights to Conan’s yuk-yuks ahead of Fox.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Conan O’Brien and Fox Still in Early Courtship Phase

Nobody’s signing anything at the moment, but Fox might be with Coco yet. Executives at the Murdochian network haven’t worked out a deal with departed “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien, and in fact, The Hollywood Reporter noted Wednesday that the two parties haven’t been in touch in two weeks, but all is not lost ... (continued)

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Palin Gives Leno a Palm Reading on ‘Tonight Show’

In this clip from Tuesday’s episode, as Jay Leno hunts for cue cards to open “The Tonight Show” a familiar voice calls out, “Hey, Jay—we’re goin’ old school tonight.” Yes, it’s Sarah Palin, taking the now-familiar route of attempting to drum up good PR by spoofing herself on a late-night comedy show.

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Late Night Hosts Gang Up on Leno

NBC’s “Tonight Show” meltdown has given plenty of fodder to the network’s late night competitors, who, for the most part, seem to side with Conan O’Brien over Jay Leno.

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Maddow on the Economy, Olbermann’s Giant Head

MSNBC’s resident smartypants, Rachel Maddow, paid a visit to “Late Night With David Letterman” on Monday to guesstimate the size of Keith Olbermann’s coconut, describe her rise to the heights of punditry and opine about how Wall Street is like a bumper-car ring.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009 READ MORE


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Tina Fey on Playing Sarah Palin

This campaign season has been a boon to “Saturday Night Live,” and to returning alumna Tina Fey in particular, who was doing quite well flying solo before the Sarah Palin phenomenon brought her back to her former comedic stomping ground. Here, she talks about adopting Palin’s accent—or “Alaskan windsong,” as she affectionately puts it—with David Letterman.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008 READ MORE


McCain and Letterman

McCain to Letterman: ‘I Screwed Up’

When Sen. John McCain finally appeared on “Late Night” on Thursday, David Letterman didn’t let him forget that he had stood Letterman up last month. Later, McCain joked, “I haven’t had so much fun since my last interrogation.”

Posted on Oct 16, 2008 READ MORE


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