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Tom Campbell&#146s Star Turn on the Colbert Report

He didn’t trade wisecracks, but last night Tom Campbell, the Metropolitan Museum’s director, good humoredly tried to reason with that self-described “blue-collar Joe Six Pack,” Stephen Colbert. Our host asked the dumbest imaginable questions about art and let Tom gamely parlay them with intelligence. The director (shall we stop calling him “new”?) was no comedian, but he showed he could take a ribbing with good humor and good grace.

I just hope that viewers who saw this clip don’t start licking the paintings!

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Thomas Campbell

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