On Letterman, Colbert and America

Friday, April 11, 2014


David Letterman, who boasts the longest tenure of a late night host on broadcast TV, announced his retirement. The news was quickly followed by the announcement of his replacement – Stephen Colbert. Brooke and Bob discuss the problems of bringing a comedian so associated with the political left onto network television, and the loss of a national satire icon.

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone

Comments [5]

Stormy from Brooklyn, NY

I find it funny that no one is talking about his recent twitter debacle with @Suey_park. Especially, being some POC don't feel connected to him anymore.

Apr. 14 2014 02:24 PM

I agree wholeheartedly with the segments final sentiment.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely Mr. Colbert will have the opportunity to be even half as brilliant in the new venue on CBS.

We lose!

Apr. 14 2014 10:12 AM

The Colbert Report ending, cancellation of Talk of the Nation, The Car Talk guys and Carl Kasell's retirement....my world is crumbling!

I can only hope he's being given wide latitude as to choice of guests and topics in his new venture.

Apr. 13 2014 06:20 PM

I will miss Colbert SOOOOOOO much. Over the years, I have come to appreciate more and more just how difficult to do and how brilliant the show is. I know he has many other talents, but standard late night TV, where he will be interviewing a series of celebs selling projects? What an enormous loss for we "Colbert" fans.

Apr. 13 2014 05:13 PM
Douglas from El Paso

It's been a treat to have the opportunity to watch political comedy on a daily basis, and Colbert is a genius at it. I will miss his show. Although Jon Stewart is talented, I don't get as many laughs from him as I do from Colbert.

Apr. 12 2014 11:29 AM

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