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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 when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
On the career move, Colbert said, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career…I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
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