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Stephen Colbert reaches a ratings milestone at start of Donald Trump era

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He may cringe at the thought, but is Stephen Colbert the late-night man for the Trump administration? Colbert’s “Late Show” won the late-night ratings competition last week over NBC’s Jimmy Fallon for the first time since Colbert replaced David Letterman in September 2015, the Nielsen company said. The margin was so small — 2.77 million average for CBS, 2.76 million for NBC — that CBS didn’t want to jinx its good fortune by making an executive available to talk about…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.27.16 – Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy battle it one last time

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So much in the news today to discuss, but let’s start (and end) with a review of last night’s debate between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy. If you were scoring at home (congratulations if you were, to paraphrase Keith Olbermann from his ESPN days), you might have had Rubio up by a few points at the end, but like the first debate, it was relatively competitive throughout. Rubio has a lot more experience on the debate stage, which is why Murphy should have debated Pam Keith and…

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DCCC doctored photo ad becomes comedy fodder for Stephen Colbert

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That controversial television ad that photoshopped Pinellas County GOP Congressman David Jolly with Donald Trump made for some fodder on a late night comedy show Tuesday, when “The Late Show’s” Stephen Colbert referred to it during his monologue. “Democrats couldn’t find any photos tying Jolly to Trump, so they just photoshopped Trump with his arm around Jolly,” Colbert said, showing a still photo from the ad. “That is not fair, Democrats,” he chided. “With photoshop you can make anyone seem like friends, even Hillary and Bill Clinton!” The CBS…

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Stephen Colbert to air live after Donald Trump – Hillary Clinton presidential debates

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Stephen Colbert, who capitalized on the political conventions with live airings of his late-night show, will do the same for the presidential and vice presidential debates. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air live on CBS after the scheduled Sept. 26 and Oct. 19 debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and following the Tim Kaine–Mike Pence debate Oct. 4, the network said Wednesday. Colbert, who is in his first-season transition from his Comedy Central series “The Colbert Report,”…

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Rick Scott to attend D.C.’s Gridiron Club dinner Saturday

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott loves to laugh, and jokes will be served with his dinner Saturday night, at the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C. The Gridiron Club dinner offers a cavalcade of self-deprecating jokes, and Barack Obama has been a master of the format, offering a unique meta-discourse on the gap between the public persona of his centrist Democratic administration and his more private inclinations. The highlight this century, in terms of Presidential routines: George W. Bush looking under desks and…

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A year in pop culture: Hellos, goodbyes, and Caitlyn Jenner

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There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, “Mad Men”) and hellos (Adele!). “Star Wars” reawakened, and a ballerina and an unheralded Founding Father both hit the zeitgeist. But the pop-culture moment that fascinated us most? That had to be the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner. Herewith, our annual, very selective trip down pop culture memory lane: JANUARY: Remember we began the year talking about North Korea? At the GOLDEN GLOBES, Tina Fey welcomes the TV audience to honor “all the movies that North…

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Donald Trump, Brian Williams, Caitlyn Jenner among TV’s most eye-popping in 2015

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It’s been a year of shifting sands in late night. A year of broken trust in two vastly different TV personalities. And a year when presidential debates became must-see TV. Here’s a rundown of 10 big television happenings in 2015: — SAY ‘GOOD NIGHT’: Late-night TV’s transformation began in January, when Larry Wilmore‘s new “Nightly Show” claimed the Comedy Central slot previously held by Stephen Colbert‘s “Colbert Report.” Then in February, Jon Stewart announced he was leaving Comedy Central’s “The…

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