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Colbert era launches on CBS with sharp political humor, high energy, great music

Colbert era launches on CBS with sharp political humor, high energy, great music

If Tuesday night's premiere is any indication, late night network TV is going to be a lot more political and politically savvy with Stephen Colbert at the desk for "The Late Show" on CBS.

And that's not simply a function of Colbert and his production team making unorthodox choices like booking GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush on his first show -- and setting off a late night booking war of presidential candidates.

Once Colbert managed to get through a strained monologue utterly lacking in rhythm and sat down at the desk, he delivered a clever and funny piece focused on GOP candidate Donald Trump. It offered keen insights into the candidate, such as...

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