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Morning Brief: December 19

Morning Brief: December 19
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Farewell to "Colbert"

The final episode of The Colbert Report aired last night, and lots of guests were on hand to send the faux newsman off, including NJ Senator Cory Booker, President Bill Clinton, and Star Wars creator George Lucas. As the show ends, so does the Colbert character—the conservative blowhard pundit.  Colbert (the real one) will of course be taking over for David Letterman some time in 2015.  We here at Fordham University got a little taste of that in 2012 when Colbert spoke with Timothy Cardinal Dolan about faith.

NEED TO KNOW

US: Sony Cyber Attack is “Serious” National Security Matter (Voice of America)

Several “High-Value” ISIS Leaders Killed in Iraq (Fox News)

Feds Sue NYC over Rikers Island Jail Violence [WFUV News]

NY AG Sends Cease and Desists Letters to Retailers over Toy Guns [NY Daily News]

Fashion Week to Leave Lincoln Center [NY Post]

SPORTS

Knicks play Chicago close, still fall to the Bulls, 103-97

UConn falls to Duke in College Basketball, 66-56

Tonight

Nets play LeBron in Cleveland, 7:30

Devils host Tampa Bay, 7:00

Islanders @ Detroit, 7:30

WEATHER

A chilly end to the week 42/30 [full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• A Darlene Love Christmas @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

• Thievery Corporation @ Terminal 5

• Marco Benevento, The Parkington Sisters @ Brooklyn Bowl

• Cherish the Ladies, “A Celtic Christmas” @ South Orange Performing Arts Center

SATURDAY

• Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

• Nicole Atkins @ The Stone Pony

• Cherish the Ladies, “A Celtic Christmas,” @ Tarrytown Music Hall

• Matisyahu @ Best Buy Theater

• Los Lobos @ City Winery

SUNDAY

• The Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Craig Finn, and more @ Webster Hall

• Matisyahu @ The Paramount

• Los Lobos @ City Winery

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.

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