FROM Joel Lovell
Inside Stephen Colbert's Preparations for 'The Late Show' In two weeks when he takes over The Late Show on CBS, Stephen Colbert won't be the character that viewers of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central came to know. In the meantime, he's preparing in new and different ways and in so doing has revealed a good deal of what he's like behind the camera. Last month, viewers of a public access program in Monroe, Michigan got a surprise — live, at midnight. The next morning, Colbert met with Joel Lovell, who was writing a profile for the latest edition of GQ magazine . Joel is also an editor for This American Life and The Atavist.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.