The "Late Show" was reborn in September. It got a new host (Stephen Colbert), a new band (Jon Batiste and Stay Human), and a renovated Ed Sullivan Theater. It also got a new opening, featuring fantastic tilt-shift aerial photography by filmmaker Fernando Livschitz. Well, Colbert took a moment Friday night to compliment Livschitz's work and point viewers to the show's website, where they can watch the "director's cut" of the opening. At over twice the length of the regular one, it shows off much more of New York City.
Just some of the sites you can see are Central Park, the Financial District, New York by Gehry, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Life Tower, the Flatiron Building, the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, the USS San Antonio, the 1 train, LaGuardia Airport, the Roosevelt Island Tram, the Intrepid, the Time & Life Building (notice Stephen and Jon on a rooftop), the RFK Bridge, Hearst Tower, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, Battery Park City, the United Nations, the IAC Building, One World Trade Center, the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, the Manhattan Municipal Building, Times Square, and, finally, the Ed Sullivan Theater.
Now, enjoy the video, featuring an extended version of the song "Humanism" by Stay Human!
· "The Late Show" Open Director's Cut [Official]