Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
An institution for more than 20 years, in 2002 the future of the series was cast in doubt when ABC executives attempted to hire David Letterman away from CBS for a talk show to replace "Nightline". Letterman stayed at CBS and the show was saved. See more »
Why? Because it doesn't over hype itself like many others. All those cable news shows can't hold a dime to this one. They make good theater but have no substance. Ted Koppel is a good newsman who knows how to ask the right questions to his guests. He doesn't lob softballs like many other hosts have been known to do on other shows. The style he has is melancholy and informative. He reminds me of Bill Buckley and his famous show FIRING LINE. That's the way to deliver the goods. The topics on Nightline are the best and pertain to everyday life. There is no comedy here, just straight down the middle news information.
Bottom Line: Stick With Nightline
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