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Late Night: Ronan Farrow gets to talkin' 'bout his generation on 'Colbert'

Stephen ColbertMSNBC (tv network)U.S. Department of StateThe Colbert Report

Ronan Farrow stopped by "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night for a confab about the youth generation and just who exactly is the target demo for his new MSNBC show -- hint, it doesn't exclude grandmothers leaving church collection early.

After introducing the 26-year-old wunderkind (against the background song from could-be/could-not-be father Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon") and listing his various achievements at a tender age, host Stephen Colbert teased Farrow about the purported generation his show, "Ronan Farrow Daily," intends to appeal to.

The show airs at "1 p.m. weekdays to appeal to the youth demographic of people who are just waking up from not getting to their job," Colbert said.

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A smiling Farrow quickly interjected, saying his show is "not a youth show" but one that connects with his generation -- setting the youthful twentysomething up for a bit more ribbing.

"What is your generation?" Colbert pressed.

"Strange people .... who have worked in Afghanistan and at the State Department and now run a TV show," Farrow said playfully. "That's the target demo: nerds."

And then things got all quotable. An unconvinced Colbert asked Farrow whether he was just another shill for the left with his MSNBC program.

"Look, I could secretly be a [Bill] O'Reilly type," Farrow responded. "You're Papa Bear. You are my Papa Bear."

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