Arts Sep 09

Stephen Colbert debuts his new take on late night TV

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert began his tenure as host of the CBS "Late Show" Tuesday with a tribute to predecessor David Letterman, a brief conversation with rival Jimmy Fallon and a surprise cameo from Comedy Central buddy Jon Stewart.

After weeks of speculation and debate, David Letterman announced Monday he had agreed to stay on CBS for another five years. The move ends efforts by ABC to woo the late-night talk show host to their network.

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