Stephen Colbert and the IBEW

After watching this video, you will literally look at his show in a different light.

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by Kate Hogan on
Aug 08, 2017

A little over a year ago, Stephen Colbert was about to take over The Late Show from David Letterman. When CBS realized it needed to transition from the static set pieces of Letterman to a room full of LED screens for Colbert, it knew it needed to call on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for help. Dozens of hardworking IBEW Local 1212 members rewired and renovated the entire set with new technologies. They ripped out all of the old sound baffling and lighting fixtures, and replaced them with a unique lighting truss specific for Colbert’s set. The dome of the Ed Sullivan Theatre had been covered since the time of the actual Ed Sullivan Show. Now, the dome is a digital projection that can display all different kinds of videos. Over 30 IBEW members currently produce the Late Show every night. Check out this video to see the great work of they did. This video is both interesting and informative and after watching, you'll look at the Colbert show in a totally different light - no pun intended.

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