FILE - This Sept. 23, 2012 file photo shows TV personality Stephen Colbert at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles. CBS announced Thursday, April 10, 2014, Colbert, the host of Г¬The Colbert Report,Г® will succeed David Letterman as the host of Г¬The Late Show.Г® (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - This Sept. 23, 2012 file photo shows TV personality Stephen Colbert at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles. CBS announced Thursday, April 10, 2014, Colbert, the host of Г¬The Colbert Report,Г® will succeed David Letterman as the host of Г¬The Late Show.Г® (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’

By David Bauder

Associated Press

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NEW YORK — CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

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