When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.
There have been a few press articles about Stephen recently. The preceding is the understatement of the year.
Between the cancelcolbert affair and now the speculations about him replacing David Letterman, it’s difficult to keep track of everything. That’s where we come in. Never fear hubsters! We got your backs. Here are some of the many recent articles.
As I was compiling articles and videos for this piece, it was not about what to put in, but deciding what to leave out. I would get a link to an article and as I was reading it, on the sidebar was another article about Stephen or about the Late Show or Suey Park and even now Bill O’Reilly is in the mix, and even sometimes when I clicked on that one, there was yet another one on the side. Here goes…
EPISODE NUMBER: 10086 (April 7, 2014) GUESTS:Edward Frenkel SEGMENTS: Jeb Bush on Illegal Immigrants | Tip/Wag – New York Times, Alaska Board of Game, & Mazda | Matt Bevin’s Cockfighting Controversy | Edward Frenkel | Sign Off — Newspaper SUIT REPORT: Deep gray suit | White shirt | Gray & light blue striped tie VIDEOS:Monday, April 7, 2014
Stephen accepts adulation from the crowd and appears to adopt a member of the audience named Avery.
Welcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.
Hey there Hubsters! After a relaxing weekend, a new week greets us in this ever dynamic Colbert-news related landscape, we have a great roster of guests to consider, some of whom Stephen has referenced rather frequently on the Report. This includes a prominent mathematician, legendary primatologist Jane Goodall, “Lean In” movement activist and businesswoman Sheryl Sandberg, and Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, on hand to discuss their Rainforest Foundation.
Is there anything you hope Stephen or Jon will cover this week? As usual, let us know in the comments below!
On last night’s episode of ‘The Late Show’, long time host David Letterman announced his retirement from late night television, stating that he will be stepping down as host sometime next year, which is when his contract is due to expire.
Already the blogosphere is ripe with speculation on who will replace the outgoing Letterman. As Bill Carter notes in ‘The New York Times’, heir apparent and host of ‘The Late Late Show’, Craig Ferguson’s previous contracts with CBS have included a “Prince of Wales” clause, giving him the first right of refusal should David Letterman decide to leave.
However, as David Letterman knows only too well, such clauses are never set in stone, as a network can choose to pay off the deal rather than honour the succession, as happened when Jay Leno was chosen to succeed Johnny Caron in favour of David Letterman in 1992.
Suggestions for possible replacement’s have erupted across the web, with candidates ranging from Chris Rock to Louie C.K., Chelsea Handler to Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey to Amy Sedaris, and most interestingly Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
This morning Deadlines Nikki Finke Tweeted, “My sources say Stephen Colbert “the only one on the air currently that CBS is considering,” with Newsdays Verne Gay adding “I repeat: All eyes now on Stephen Colbert. His CC deal is up soon. And I hear CBS wants him for “Late Show.” He’s not Dave – but brilliant.”
Insider speculation aside, who do you think should be the next host of ‘The Late Show’? Would you like to see Stephen Colbert make the jump, stay on at ‘The Colbert Report’, or do something entirely different? Share your thoughts with the Hub!!
EPISODE NUMBER: 10085 (April 3, 2014) GUESTS:Mark Mazzetti | Emily Bazelon SEGMENTS: Holy Grail Discovery | Supreme Court Ruling on Aggregate Campaign Funding | Supreme Court Ruling on Aggregate Campaign Funding – Emily Bazelon | Bill O’Reilly’s Defense of Inequality | Mark Mazzetti | Sign Off – Coffee Break SUIT REPORT: Dark Pin Stripped Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Light Blue/Black Stripped Tie VIDEOS:Thursday, April 3, 2014
Tonight, Mark Mazzetti, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for ‘The New York Times’ swings by The Report to talk about his news book “The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth”.