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Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Letterman passing the torch to Colbert.

On April 10th, 2014, CBS gave a shocking announcement that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as the host for Late Show. Letterman, who has been the iconic host of this late night talk show, created the show in 1992 as a means for CBS to compete with NBC’s Tonight Show. After a long successful career as a talk show host as a stand-up comedian, Letterman has finally thrown in the towel and plans to retire.  CBS’s revelation about Colbert taking the reins of the Late Show franchise was an unpredictable move to say the least. Stephen Colbert is certainly a funny man, if down right hilarious, but there are many pros and cons that go behind CBS’s decision to make him Letterman’s replacement.

Pros: Like I’ve said before, Stephen Colbert has a lot of talent that comes with comedy. His style of humor has not only earned him a spot on the Comedy Central roster but has also allowed him to publish bestselling comedic books. Along with his humor, he has been a talk show host since 2005 (The Colbert Report). The fact that he is a seasoned talk show host shows that he knows the ropes of running and writing for a talk show. It should also be noted that Colbert has an enormous fan base that would bring a massive amount of viewers to CBS.

Cons: Colbert is mainly known for playing a conservative caricature, not as him. Does anyone know if the audience will like or resent his true personality? It seems to be such a big gamble for CBS to implement a comedian who uses a character rather than a comedian who portrays his own self, such as Jon Stewart or Bill Maher. Also, Colbert has always been a big fish in a little pond. Will he be able to handle the immense demands that go along with prime time television?

Ultimately, The Buckingham Post supports CBS’s decision and wishes the best of luck to Stephen Colbert taking over Late Show.

Judge Aborts North Dakota Abortion Law

The issue of abortion can be considered one of the most controversial topics in American culture. With the contrasting opinions of pro-life versus pro-choice, the tension within this argument has changed many state laws recently. While many states retain restrictions and tight regulations on abortions, the federal government has slowly begun to dismantle anti-abortion legislation. The most recent case involves a federal judge ruling North Dakota’s abortion law as unconstitutional. The law previously banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy (due to the first signs of a fetal heartbeat), but now the federal government has overturned this law, providing leniency to those that favor the views of pro-choice. U.S. District Daniel L. Hovland came to this decision in his ruling:

“A woman’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before viability has been recognized by the United States Supreme Court for more than 40 years. The United States Supreme Court has clearly determined the dispositive issue presented in this lawsuit. This court is not free to impose its own view of the law.”

Essentially, Hovland supports the notion that woman are constitutionally entitled to choose what they want to do with their pregnancies. Though this decision has received much acclaim from pro-life advocates, the governor of North Dakota refused to comment immediately on the Hovland’s ruling, possibly suggesting regret over this decision. The dismantling of one of the strictest abortion laws in the United States is a clear sign that further state regulations, in regards to abortion, will be challenged by the federal government in the future.

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Oscar Pistorius Maintains Innocence

The murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius  reached new heights when Pistorius took the stand a few days ago. While on the stand Pistorius broke down crying as the prosecutor repeatedly told him he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose.

Pistorius claims that he thought an intruder was present in his bathroom, and in a state of panic he reached over grabbed his gun and shot through the door. It was only when it was to late did he realize he had shot and killed his girlfriend.

However, prosecutors say the story goes a little differently. They assert that on the morning of Valentines Day 2013, Pistorius and Steenkamp had an argument and Steenkamp locked herself in the bathroom. Following that Pistorius, in his state of anger, went and grabbed his gun, and then purposely shot through the door with the intent to kill Steenkamp.

It is estimated that the trial will go on for at least another month. What do you think? Is Pistorius innocent or guilty?


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Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down in Tears During Trial

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