Word is that The Colbert Report will be back on the air in some form as of January 7. I’m feeling more curiosity than enthusiasm for the somewhat truncated return. We can hope for a Christmas miracle to settle the WGA strike, which would mean the writers would be back as well. As the strike approaches 50 days, the impasse in the negotiations is increasingly frustrating. So many marvelous opportunities in the news that Stephen hasn’t been able to cover. Imagine, if you will, his take on this story.