03/18/2013 10:40 am ET Updated Mar 18, 2013

Jake Tapper's 'The Lead' Debuts With Stephen Colbert, Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Jake Tapper's new CNN show finally debuts on Monday. He will make his big premiere with guests Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Stephen Colbert.

The show, which airs at 4 p.m., will also have Senator Marco Rubio and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, and Rick Santorum and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey on Thursday.

Tapper, ABC News' former chief White House correspondent, jumped over to CNN in January. He serves a CNN's chief White House correspondent, and has been preparing for the new show.

He has said that "The Lead" will cover a broad swath of stories, and not just the political beat he is known for. "I think that there are people who want topics covered more that aren’t being covered,” Tapper told The Huffington Post in March. “Whether it's drones or Benghazi, I want to be an outlet that covers a lot of those stories."

In their interview, Colbert recalled when he first met Tapper: on the campaign trail in 2004. Watch a preview of Tapper's premiere show in the clip above.

(h/t Politico)



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