Late Show

By Brent Baker | October 10, 2014 | 2:52 AM EDT

Stephen Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman next year, but Colbert’s smart-ass, ridiculing of conservatives act doesn’t impress legendary actor Robert Duvall. On Thursday’s Late Show, as his segment with Letterman was wrapping up, Duvall pressed Letterman: “Why are you retiring? That guy taking over’s not that funny. That guy’s not that funny. Sorry, maybe your friend.”

By Curtis Houck | September 9, 2014 | 8:38 PM EDT

Appearing on Monday night’s Late Show with David Letterman, liberal talk show host Bill Maher joked with David Letterman and the audience about the drought in California (where he lives) and after suggesting that global warming was killing off fish and allowing jellyfish to thrive, he drew laughs from the audience when he declared that “[t]he future looks bright if you’re a spineless glob of goo. Which is why I say, Mitt Romney in 2016, ladies and gentlemen.”

By Kyle Drennen | August 1, 2014 | 8:39 AM EDT

Appearing on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted that he had been a completely objective reporter for Time magazine before becoming a spin doctor for the Obama administration: "Right after the election in 2008, I was the Washington bureau chief for Time. And I was an old-fashioned journalist, not an advocate, didn't take sides in my job. But I was extremely excited personally about the Obama-Biden victory." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

In 1993, the "old-fashioned" Carney described then-First Lady Hillary Clinton as a "polite but passionate American citizen – strangely mesmerizing because of how she matched the poise and politics of her delivery with the power of her position." In contrast, during the 2000 presidential campaign, he slammed George W. Bush as a "pit bull let loose in a slaughterhouse."

By Brent Baker | July 13, 2014 | 12:11 AM EDT

Bret Baier ended his Special Report show Friday night on FNC with a comedy clip from CBS’s Late Show inspired by President Barack Obama’s trip, earlier in the week, to Colorado where marijuana is legal.

Baier noted how Obama “was greeted by a man wearing a horse head and the President was offered marijuana. Speaking of which, one late night show noticed something odd from the President’s speech there.”

By Jackie Seal | June 17, 2014 | 3:12 PM EDT

Just a few days ago NewsBusters noted that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has started making subtle jabs at President Obama.

In last night's monologue he joked with the crowd about the president's recent annual physical checkup, taking a swipe at ObamaCare. The president, Fallon deadpanned, had complained about some pain in his right foot, but, "when asked why he doesn't get it treated, Obama said it's not covered by ObamaCare."

By Brent Baker | May 18, 2014 | 1:04 AM EDT

The New York State Senate spent time debating making an official state snack: yogurt versus potato chips versus raisins.

And CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, on May 7, ran clips of the state government at work on such a profound choice.

By Brent Baker | May 3, 2014 | 8:28 PM EDT

Comedian Don Rickles told David Letterman, on Friday’s Late Show, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural,” the 87-year-old (88 on May 8) recalled of his legendary career.

He reminisced about how Frank Sinatra used his clout to overcome opposition to his inclusion by Reagan aides concerned Rickles would “make us all look like jerks.”

By Kyle Drennen | April 15, 2014 | 11:41 AM EDT

Days after labeling comedian Stephen Colbert a "darling of the far left" and "ideological fanatic," on Monday, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly again called out the David Letterman replacement: "Colbert has built an entire career on pleasing the left. And if you don't believe me, check out the reportage on his ascension, the far-left web sides and writers are thrilled." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

O'Reilly predicted the Comedy Central host would have a tough time drawing viewers to the CBS Late Show: "So he has to compete with Fallon and Kimmel who are basically high-energy guys who want to have a good time on their shows. Be hard to fathom that 40% of Americans who describe themselves as conservative will watch Colbert, and that's a lot of folks to lose from the jump."

By Brent Baker | March 30, 2014 | 12:47 AM EDT

“The Secret Service is currently seeking bids for a new presidential limousine,” FNC’s Bret Baier explained at the end of his Tuesday show, setting up a clip from CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, which “got a sneak peek at some of the required features for the next so-called ‘beast.’”

The last feature shown is one we all can appreciate.

By Jack Coleman | March 25, 2014 | 9:43 PM EDT

Television history was made last night when a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman," for quite possibly the first and last time, used the words "murdered" and "aborted" in the same sentence.

The person doing the talking was former president Jimmy Carter, who's making the rounds to plug his new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power." (Video after the jump)

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 25, 2014 | 12:39 PM EDT

Liberal CBS late night host David Letterman interviewed President Jimmy Carter on Monday night and used the opportunity to lobby the former president to push for greater action on “climate change.”

Speaking with the Georgia Democrat, Letterman gushed over how as president Carter installed solar panels on the roof of the White House before asking if “it will take a global mandate to do anything about climate change?” [See video below.]

By Kyle Drennen | March 7, 2014 | 4:15 PM EST

Appearing on Thursday's CBS Late Show aired early Friday morning, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine with host David Letterman and observed: "...when chemical weapons were used in Syria and they were discovered, I didn't think it was President Obama's finest moment. He said there's a red line, then he kept moving that sucker....[Vladimir Putin] might have taken the measure of President Obama and said, 'I may be able to test this guy'....it has that appearance." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

That analysis was prompted by Letterman noting: "And people are saying this [Russian invasion of Ukraine] is because of the negotiations, or the unilateral negotiations regarding Syria, when he [Putin] stepped in looking for weapons of mass destruction...and Obama had to sort of acquiesce that because it was not a bad idea. So now he [Putin] feels like he can get away with this. Is that part of it?" Brokaw replied: "Well, I think that's pretty astute."