A Moving Tribute

 

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“It may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long, but the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish–it only magnifies–the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut,” Stephen Colbert on the occasion of returning to work after the death of his mother                           

As a long time fan of Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report, it is truly Must-See-TV in my house. When Stephen dropped the veil of his character for three and a half minutes in June 2013 to deliver this moving tribute to his mother I am sure I was not alone in leaning forward and wiping tears from my eyes.  It is as honest and moving a picture of loss as I have ever seen and I was and remain honored to have been a part of the audience that night to witness it.