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Late-night comedian's thoughtful take on popular culture something to see

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In an age of nonstop reality television, it is rare to find something truly "real" on the tube, but a friend slipped something into my inbox a couple of days ago, and it stunned me.

It comes from comedian Craig Ferguson, host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS. (Full disclosure: I work for CBS, but I don't often see this show because it comes on at 12:30 a.m., by which time I am very fast asleep. Very.)

Pope is most influential, second most-followed world leader on Twitter

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Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets worldwide.

He also is the second most-followed leader of the world, running behind -- albeit by a long stretch -- U.S. President Barack Obama.

The rankings were released July 24 in a recent study titled "Twiplomacy," which refers to the use of Twitter by world leaders.

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