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Colbert to take Letterman's slot on CBS

April 10th, 2014 12:40 pm by Associated Press

Colbert to take Letterman's slot on CBS

This Sept. 23, 2012 photo shows TV personality Stephen Colbert at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles. " (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.

CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years.

Letterman has hosted "Late Show with David Letterman" since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday.

Colbert says in a statement: "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead."

Comedy Central's Emmy-winning "The Colbert Report" has been a hit since its launch in 2005.

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