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.
I don't know that I'm completely qualified to review this show, I'm not sure I've ever been able to make it all the way through. They usually hit on the hot topic of the day. And they interview knowledgeable folks, even if they seem to trot out too familiar faces too often. But does Chris Mathews ever really shut up?? It seems just when one of the guests is about to get to the heart of the matter, Chris cuts them off mid-sentence with his own take. Now I know there's a danger of losing viewers with long-winded guests running on and on, but you have to at least let your experts talk for more than 10 or 15 seconds without butting in. I guess Matthews' style attracts a lot of people but it turns me off. I think he's far more effective as an analyst than 'interviewing' others. And his underlying liberal agenda, which surfaces at odd moments, just isn't appreciated. He recently made an off hand remark about the 2000 election. Hey, Chris, it was ten years ago, and oh by the way I think the right result was reached. (This from the same guy who even more recently said the Supreme Court decision "defines" constitutionality, in the context of Obamacare). Get beyond it and pretend you don't have an agenda.
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