Colbert poses with awards at 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in 2013

Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' "Late Night," is pictured in 2013. (CNS file/Reuters)

Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “Late Night,” is pictured in 2013. (CNS file/Reuters)

Stephen Colbert, who took over Sept. 8 as host of CBS’ “Late Night” program, said in an interview for Canada’s Salt and Light Television that his “Colbert Report” character was intended to be a “well-­intentioned, poorly informed, high­status idiot.” Colbert is pictured in a 2013 photo. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters) See COLBERT Sept. 9, 2015.

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