AirTalk for April 10, 2014

Nation! Stephen Colbert named the new host of 'The Late Show'

Comedy Centrals "Indecision 2008: America's Choice"

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Stephen Colbert hostsComedy Central's "Indecision 2008: America's Choice" at Comedy Central Studios on November 4, 2008 in New York City.

CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will become the new host of "Late Show," replacing David Letterman upon his retirement. The announcement created quite a buzz across social networks and media outlets, with both fans and critics chiming in.

CBS has not given any details on the creative direction of "Late Show" when Colbert takes over in 2015, but Colbert’s satirical conservative persona on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report has sparked controversy in the past.

Will Colbert appeal to viewers on both sides of the political fence? Will his past caricature of conservative political pundits alienate right-leaning viewers?

Guests:

Dominic Patten, Legal Editor and writer at Deadline, a news site covering Hollywood and the entertainment industry

Will Rahn, senior editor for The Daily Caller


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