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  •  well there is another diary up now (9+ / 0-)

    where people appear to be happy about this

    i know he is a brilliant interviewer and this will extend his career, and maybe he will do Colbert Report specials or something...

    but damn.  This is the end of an era and I will have a hard time being happy about it

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:23:59 AM PDT

    •  He's a brilliant interviewer when he approaches (5+ / 0-)

      Interviews with his contrary schtick. Does CBS want that? If not, how well can he do the "you're my favorite athlete/comedian/actor/director/politician/writer/etc/" fluff that is required to get guests night after night?

      Some people (Fallon, Ferguson ) are good at that. They're nice guys and funny. People genuinely like them and the interviews are funny, charming or interesting.

      The last however many years, Leno was phoning it in, and it felt like unless a guest was a personal friend, it all was really stifff and everyone was there to fulfill contractual obligations.

      Colbert has to figure how to be a charming interviewer quickly, regardless who CBS books. Can he?

      I don't know the answer to that.

      And will his core audience feel like he has sold out if he nicely chats it up with a hard-right winger who has a book to sell?

      We'll see.

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      by grover on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:42:11 AM PDT

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