The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 26

Arianna Huffington

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Mar 01, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Stephen interviews Benjamin Franklin!

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from Lent to Benjamin Franklin's birthday.

    Stephen starts off the show by mentioning today is Ash Wednesday, a holiday many people forget.

    Stephen quickly moves on to the New York Times, which has misquoted Stephen from a previous episode. The quote was about Duke Cunningham, someone Stephen still seems to have deep feelings for.

    Moving on, Stephen looks at the port security story, and for information it, he turns to The Big Story on FOX News. Stephen then rolls a piece of footage from the show, which features a man with a hawk being interviewed by John Gibson. Stephen jokes around by saying the hawk gouged John Gibson's eyes out after the interview.

    Moving on again, Stephen turns to the faith in the President, which brings is to tonight's edition of "The Word," which is "Faith." Stephen manages to compare President Bush with Jesus in several ways, and concludes President Bush's ratings will be resurrected, like Jesus, and that he'll be a mighty political force in the future.

    Back from commercial, Stephen ponders what the founders were thinking what the founders of our country were thinking in a new series, "Better Know A Founder." Stephen offers a list of accomplishments and general facts about Benjamin Franklin, and then shows an interview he conducted with him. The interview featured questions geared for Franklin's time, but also a few for a more modern times, such as whether or not Mr. Franklin took money from Jack Abramoff.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest Arianna Huffington. They discussed everything from Arianna's past as a conservative, Dick Cheney shooting his hunting partner, and Hillary Clinton.

    Tonight's episode was very much on par with last night's episode. My favorite segments were the last two, the "Better Know A Founder" segment and the interview with Arianna Huffington. They were both hilarious, with Stephen breaking his typical deadpan performance during the interview with Arianna Huffington.