The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): CBS has tapped Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, to succeed the highly popular David Letterman on “The Late Show.” So?
He is brilliant. I will miss The Colbert Report, but can’t wait to see the real Colbert. Carol Maddox
Congrats to both Letterman and Colbert. I’m getting a kick out of the right wing though. They’re saying this move is Obama’s war on the heartland. Marco Puente
When he did standup — not funny at all! I have watched his show; he may be OK for 30 minutes but now he will interview people. We’ll see. Hope I’m wrong or I will be in bed by 10:30. Toni Crocco-Faison
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Ratings will crash. Chanel Sanchez
Best decision ever! Vernell Jessie
So nothing. I mean it will be interesting when Colbert takes that slot, but there will be none of the hoopla like when Jay Leno retired. “The Tonight Show” is a flagship of NBC and has always garnered close attention for its choice of host. Colbert should have little problem as there will not be high expectations on his shoulders. Gregory Marshall Smith
I don’t really watch them, but I actually think Ellen DeGeneres would have been a much better choice. Or that Rachel Maddow. Every time I watch her, I die laughing. Joseph Spurlock
Brilliant move by CBS. It’s driving Rush and his ditto heads bonkers. I’ll have to stock up on popcorn. Pat Richardson
It will be interesting to see how the format for the show changes, and how Colbert adapts. I think he will do well. He is, after all, a Jon Stewart alum. Valda Jean Combs
Who watches late night shows anymore when they could be — and are — on Facebook and texting? Donna Darovich