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Colbert and Clinton go head-to-head

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That's the word according to Comedy Central, which announced today that one of its late-night superstars -- Northwestern grad and Second City/iO Theater alum Stephen Colbert -- will interrogate former president Bill Clinton on Saturday, April 6 "during the closing session of the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative University."

The segment will air Monday, April 8 on a special episode of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

"I am thrilled and honored to be interviewing President Clinton," Colbert said in a statement, "and I assume he is aware this is happening."

Just what Colbert will ask the formerly embattled and currently exalted Clinton is anyone's guess. It's safe to assume, however, there'll be at least a touch of bluster and smart-assery involved seeing as Colbert's GOP-cheering alter ego is presumably (and, of course, moronically) opposed to Clinton in every way on issues social and economic.

If the erstwhile commander-in-chief curbs his legendary loquaciousness and is as game for goofiness as President Obama was in 2009, he'll be in good shape. But he shouldn't expect to escape totally unscathed. Even presidents with whom the on-air Colbert agrees have found themselves in his crosshairs.

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