Last night’s Stephen Colbert interview with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made clear that he’s the true successor to Daily Show host Jon Stewart when it comes to asking tough questions of guests, and when’s the last time that’s happened on late-night network TV?
Colbert was the perfect example of an interviewer who does his homework. But, if you watch the entire interview below, his contribution to the public discourse might be his insistence that people show a little respect for those with whom they disagree.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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