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Stephen Colbert Succeeding Letterman – Wise Choice? [POLL]

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The coveted spot of succeeding David Letterman on the “Late Show” goes to – (drum roll) Stephen Colbert.
Which, much like the move NBC made to give the reigns of the “Tonight Show” to Jimmy Fallon, is a passing of the torch from one generation to the next.

Call it “going for the millenials” – even though some of us hate the term.

Does this sound like a good move to you?

According to this from the NY Times:

Stephen Colbert, currently the host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as host of “Late Show,” when Letterman retires next year. Colbert signed a 5-year deal to host the “Late Show” and had this to say about the new gig:

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Mr. Colbert said in a statement. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”

He added: “I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

What is not known is whether or not the show remains at its present home; but do you feel the show will be successful given Colbert’s particular brand of political satire?

Did CBS make a wise choice in picking Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman for the “Late Show?”
If not, who would you have picked to succeed David Letterman?

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