By EW Staff
Updated January 09, 2007 at 12:00 PM EST

At long last, Stephen Colbert (pictured, right) will meet face to face with Bill O’Reilly (left): his mentor, his inspiration, his… very basis for the hysterical political news parody that is The Colbert Report. The two men will appear on each other’s programs on January 18. I wonder how the night will play out; will it be quality television or a mind-numbing overload of no-spin and truthiness? We all know that Colbert can fare well in hostile waters, but will O’Reilly sink or swim on Steve’s turf? Are you looking forward to the showdown PopWatchers?