Reports are coming in that it was first offered to Craig Ferguson, who turned it down. This is in conflict with what CBS officially said, who said his show was too narrow for that time slot. But now it seems he had a right of first refusal in his contract. The same reports are guessing that Ferguson will be quitting the talk show game next year to get back into acting, which is probably why he turned it down. Same reports are saying the next choice was Jon Stewart, who also turned it down.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.