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Meet Colbert’s Late Night Successor

Larry Wilmore will take over Colbert’s old spot on January 19th.

“The Colbert Report” is officially a thing of the past and the gaping eagle-shaped hole left in our collective hearts is very real. Luckily for Comedy Central viewers, comedian Larry Wilmore is set to take over the abandoned slot come January 19 (MLK Jr. Day) at 11:30 pm, following The Daily Show with John Stewart with his newly developed The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Wilmore, a former Daily Show correspondent and comedian, has said that the show will continue the mock news format and will focus mainly on underdogs. “That happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever,” he told the New York Times.

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Maybe Mass Transit Does Hate America: Amtrak Train Kills Bald Eagle

As if red, white, and blue-blooded Republicans needed another reason to hate on mass transit. Amtrak kills bald eagles.

As if Republicans needed another reason to hate mass transit, late last night the very symbol of American freedom was crushed by a train. An Amtrak train struck and killed a bald eagle. The tragic incident occurred on Amtrak's popular Northeast line between Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware. (No word on whether Joe Biden was on board.)

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Geoffrey Canada Tells Stephen Colbert Racism Has Nothing to Do with the Achievement Gap

The Waiting for Superman star says teachers unions are to blame for everything wrong in public education.

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Why isn’t public education fixed yet? According to the Harlem Children’s Zone founder and Waiting for Superman star Geoffrey Canada, if teachers unions didn’t exist, all would be well in our nation’s schools. Such talk is par for the course for Canada, but on Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report, he added something new to his education reform spiel. Canada claimed that racism has nothing to do with the achievement gap.

When Colbert asked Canada to explain what the achievement gap is, Canada replied, “As soon as we can test kids, we find between a 25- to 35-point difference between white kids and black kids in math and in reading.”

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