Stephen Colbert and “The Late Show” are no longer the only late-night fish wading into the GOP pond. After all, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” has also made the decision to go live for at least one night coming up later this month.
According to the New York Times, Meyers’ NBC show has decided to go live at 12:35 a.m. Eastern time on July 21, which is the final day of the convention from Cleveland. This is when the Republican party will announce Donald Trump as the nominee. In a statement, Meyers had the following to say about this decision to go live:
“I’m assuming that convention will be one of the most watched, and that night will, I imagine, break quite a few ratings records, if the debates were any indication of how much we like watching this person speak.”
Of course, this decision is particular curious given that Meyers had previously banned Trump from appearing on “Late Night,” even jokingly so, over some of his history of making controversial comments. He also blasted “Late Night” at one point by saying that he only likes to appear on shows with good ratings.
In going back to Colbert, his own late-night show is planning to air new, live episodes multiple nights throughout the GOP convention, and will do the same following the Democratic convention as well. These events are key for picking the Vice-President, and also for giving the first real taste of what the general election will look like.
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