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When David Letterman announced his retirement from late night television earlier this year, there were only two things known by year's end: Letterman would retire in 2015 and he would be succeeded by "The Colbert Report's" Stephen Colbert. CBS and Worldwide Pants Incorporated, Letterman’s production company, announced today that Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

On the Thursday, December 4 broadcast of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert covered the ambassadorship of "The Bold and the Beautiful" producer Colleen Bell, wife of head writer and executive producer, Bradley P. Bell, with a hilarious take on the drama surrounding her confirmation following some lively comments from Senator John McCain, who strongly disagreed with President Obama's choice of Bell for the position. “We’re about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest. Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera ‘The Bold and The Beautiful,’ contributed 800,000 [dollars] to Obama in the last election and bundled more than $2.1 million for President Obama’s re-election effort,” said McCain on the Senate floor on Tuesday, December 2, just before Bell was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary with a vote of 52-42.

Stephen Colbert is a news junkie, but he's also a soap fan as evidenced by numerous skits and jokes he makes in reference to them. The recent sex scandal plaguing Washington, D.C. is no different as the host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" told the tale of the soap opera that is "General's Hospital," referencing the ABC soap "General Hospital" in name and even logo. With a cameo appearance by "All My Children" star Susan Lucci, the skit will likely soon become legen - wait for it - dary, in the words of "How I Met Your Mother's" Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris).
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