‘Late Show’ with Colbert

Nation — Catholics are taking over late night television! First — Jimmy Fallon, who when he was younger thought he might be a priest. And now, the most Catholic man on television (next to the pope), Stephen Colbert, will be the new host of “The Late Show” when David Letterman retires in 2015. Wow! Fan of Letterman, Colbert, Fallon or not — you have to admit that the times, they are a changin’. With the recent additions of Jimmy Fallon to “The Tonight Show” and Seth Meyers to “Late Night,” a new generation, a younger generation, is making its way to late night television. Share this article about Colbert replacing Letterman with young adults and talk with them about the news:

  • What was your reaction to the news of Stephen Colbert’s decision to take over at “The Late Show”? What do you think of his current show on Comedy Central?
  • How do you think Colbert will handle the transition (many are reporting he will play himself) in terms of how he addresses faith on television?
  • What television shows do you watch right now that incorporate faith or spiritual values into their story lines? How? What effect do these portrayals of faith and spiritual values have on your everyday life?