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Stephen Colbert guest-hosts Michigan public-access TV show, interviews rapper Eminem

  • FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, Stephen Colbert delivers the keynote address during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native Eminem in a lengthy segment, calling him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, Stephen Colbert delivers the keynote address during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native Eminem in a lengthy segment, calling him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.   has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native Eminem in a lengthy segment, calling him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native Eminem in a lengthy segment, calling him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)  (The Associated Press)

Stephen Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem.

Colbert hosted the latest episode of "Only in Monroe," which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native Eminem in a lengthy segment, calling him by his given name, Marshall Mathers.

Colbert also chatted with the show's regular hosts, challenging one to a nail-painting race.

The Detroit Free Press reports the 41-minute episode was filmed Tuesday. It premiered at midnight Wednesday on local TV and was later posted on YouTube.

Program director Lance Sottile tells the newspaper they were "really happy" Colbert could fill in for the regular hosts.

Colbert used to host "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. He's stepping into CBS' late-night slot long occupied by David Letterman.

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