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Stephen Colbert: In the Dec. 11 Business section, an article about the launch date for Stephen Colbert's new late night show on CBS said that the comedian was hosting a week of
shows from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In fact, he hosted one program from the university, on Monday.
The network announced Wednesday that
While that seems like a lengthy break, Colbert will need that time to create a show and a new persona. Since 2005, viewers have known him as the wingnut TV pundit he plays with unwavering commitment on "The Colbert Report." He will not be taking that character to CBS.
The hiatus will also be used to hire writers and a production staff. A new set will be built in the
CBS is still deciding what to run in "The Late Show" slot between Letterman's departure date and Colbert's premiere.