Colbert's Magic Trick: Taming GOP Firebreathers Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

While still being funny, his new show has managed to inject civility into the 2016 campaign.

Donald Trump leaves Colbert's show at Ed Sullivan Theater on Sept. 22, 2015, in New York City.

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On Monday night’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the eponymous host, while talking to Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, did something wonderful, something that seemed like a definitive statement of purpose for his new late-night program: He told his audience to stop booing Ted Cruz.

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