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    • 2014/12/10
      2014/12/10
      Season 11 - Episode 35
      12/10/14
      10
    • Mark Mazzetti
      Mark Mazzetti
      Season 10 - Episode 86
      4/3/14
      10
      Stephen welcomes journalist Mark Mazzetti to the show to talk about his book "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth."
    • 2014/11/06
      2014/11/06
      Season 11 - Episode 20
      11/6/14
      10
    • Somebody
    • Mike Wallace
      Mike Wallace
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/25/07
      9.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes senior 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace.
    • Lou Dobbs
      Lou Dobbs
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/24/07
      9.6
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Lou Dobbs.
    • Matt Taibbi
      Matt Taibbi
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      11/16/05
      9.6
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Spanking the Donkey", Matt Taibbi!
    • Richard Preston
      Richard Preston
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      11/29/05
      9.6
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of several science books, Richard Preston!
    • Anderson Cooper
      Anderson Cooper
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      12/6/05
      9.6
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the Host of Anderson Cooper 360, Anderson Cooper!
    • Benjamin Barber
      Benjamin Barber
      Season 3 - Episode 39
      3/21/07
      9.5
      Tonight Stephen welcomes University of Maryland professor and author of Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, Benjamin Barber.
    • 2014/12/08
      2014/12/08
      Season 11 - Episode 33
      12/8/14
      9.5
    • Ron Paul
      Ron Paul
      Season 3 - Episode 79
      6/13/07
      9.5
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Texas Representative Ron Paul.
    • Chris Matthews
      Chris Matthews
      Season 2 - Episode 81
      6/27/06
      9.5
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews.
    • Bill O'Reilly
      Bill O'Reilly
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      1/18/07
      9.5
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly.
    • Leonard Nimoy
      Leonard Nimoy
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      2/14/08
      9.5
      Tonight, Stephen welcomes actor, director and photographer Leonard Nimoy, author of The Full Body Project: Photographs by Leonard Nimoy. Also, Stephen talks with Washington Post sports writer and author of Living On the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember, John Feinstein, about the Roger Clemons steroid allegations.
    • Andrew Young
      Andrew Young
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      1/22/08
      9.4
      Tonight Stephen welcomes civil rights activist and former United Nations ambassador, Andrew Young. Also, Stephen talks with Malcolm Gladwell about the usefulness of IQ tests.
    • Jeffrey Toobin
      Jeffrey Toobin
      Season 3 - Episode 118
      9/20/07
      9.4
      Tonight Stephen welcomes legal writer and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin.
    • Paul Rieckhoff
      Paul Rieckhoff
      Season 2 - Episode 58
      5/3/06
      9.4
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington, Paul Rieckhoff!
    • Gov. Mike Huckabee
      Gov. Mike Huckabee
      Season 2 - Episode 57
      5/2/06
      9.4
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle and the Governor of Arkansas, Gov. Mike Huckabee!
    • Sen. Barbara Boxer
      Sen. Barbara Boxer
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/6/06
      9.4
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes California Senator Barbara Boxer!
    • Evan Osnos
      Evan Osnos
      Season 3 - Episode 97
      7/30/07
      9.4
      Tonight Stephen welcomes a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Evan Osnos.
    • Stone Phillips
      Stone Phillips
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/17/05
      9.4
      On the premier episode, Stephen Colbert welcomes host of Dateline, Stone Phillips!
    • Ken Burns
      Ken Burns
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/1/05
      9.4
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes filmmaker & author, Ken Burns!
    • Will Wright
      Will Wright
      Season 2 - Episode 151
      12/4/06
      9.4
      Tonight Stephen welcomes computer game designer Will Wright.
    • Al Franken
      Al Franken
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      3/15/06
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of The Al Franken Show, Al Franken!
    • Joe Quesada
      Joe Quesada
      Season 2 - Episode 95
      7/27/06
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Joe Quesada, editor in chief for Marvel Comics.
    • Steven Squyres
      Steven Squyres
      Season 2 - Episode 70
      6/7/06
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Cornell University scientist and author of Roving Mars Steven Squyres.
    • Keith Olbermann
      Keith Olbermann
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      3/14/06
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Keith Olbermann!
    • Michael Steele
      Michael Steele
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      1/23/07
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Maryland's former Lt. Governor Michael Steele.
    • Annie Duke
      Annie Duke
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/30/06
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes professional poker player and author of Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker, Annie Duke!
    • Charles Nesson
      Charles Nesson
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/24/08
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard law professor Charles Nesson, who want to make online poker legal again.

      Also Stephen talks with Mother Jones columnist Debra Dickerson about Bill Clinton's tactics regarding race.
    • Indecision 2006 Election Coverage
      Indecision 2006 Election Coverage
      Season 2 - Episode 140
      11/7/06
      9.3
      Combined with the Daily Show for the night, Stephen talks to Warren Beatty by phone, Rep. Robert Wexler via satellite and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton via satellite.
    • Rep. Patrick Murphy
      Rep. Patrick Murphy
      Season 4 - Episode 51
      4/17/08
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.
    • Arianna Huffington
      Arianna Huffington
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      3/1/06
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author and internet blogger, Arianna Huffington!
    • Elizabeth Warren
      Elizabeth Warren
      Season 6 - Episode 61
      5/3/10
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren. Also, Stephen talks with the president of the Salt Institute Lori Roman and the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael Jacobson about salt intake regulation.
    • Greg Behrendt
      Greg Behrendt
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/25/05
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy", Greg Behrendt!
    • Rick Reilly
      Rick Reilly
      Season 4 - Episode 116
      9/16/08
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes sportswriter, ESPN Magazine columnist and founder of Nothing But Nets, Rick Reilly. Also Stephen talks with consumer advocate Tyson Slocum about the current financial crisis.
    • Rock and Awe: Countdown to Guitarmageddon
      12/20/06
      9.3
      Stephen Colbert vs the Decemberists.
    • Lesley Stahl
      Lesley Stahl
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/18/05
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes 60 Minutes correspondent, Lesley Stahl!
    • Richard Freeman
      Richard Freeman
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      1/7/08
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of economics at Harvard and author of America Works: Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market, Richard Freeman. Also Stephen talks with the editor for The New Republic, Andrew Sullivan.
    • Nathan Sawaya
      Nathan Sawaya
      Season 3 - Episode 108
      8/20/07
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes professional LEGO Model builder Nathan Sawaya.
    • Susan Sarandon
      Susan Sarandon
      Season 3 - Episode 116
      9/18/07
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actress and activist and the co-star of In the Valley of Elah, Susan Sarandon.
    • Sean Penn
      Sean Penn
      Season 3 - Episode 52
      4/19/07
      9.3
      Tonight Stephen and Sean Penn battle in a metaphor-off.
    • Craig Crawford
      Craig Crawford
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      12/7/05
      9.3
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You Against the Media, Craig Crawford!
    • Tue, Mar 26, 2013
      Season 9 - Episode 153
      3/26/13
      9.3

      Dr. Eric Topol discusses his new book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care."

    • 2014/05/21
      2014/05/21
      Season 10 - Episode 109
      5/21/14
      9.3

      Tonight Stephen Colbert talks with Patrick Stewart about his new X-Men movie and the message he would send his younger self if he could - don't be so responsible!

    • Ralph Nader
      Ralph Nader
      Season 2 - Episode 51
      4/20/06
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author and activist, Ralph Nader!
    • Charlie LeDuff
      Charlie LeDuff
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/6/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times reporter and author of US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man, Charlie DeDuff.
    • Bob Drogin
      Bob Drogin
      Season 3 - Episode 132
      10/16/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Los Angeles Times correspondent and author of Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War, Bob Drogin. Also, Stephen talks with CBS political analyst Jeff Greenfield about Stephen's candidacy for President.
    • Madeleine Albright
      Madeleine Albright
      Season 2 - Episode 63
      5/11/06
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright!
    • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando
      6/8/09
      9.2
      Stephen visits the troops in Iraq. Stephen goes through basic training. Stephen talks with General Ray Odierno.
    • Tim Robbins
      Tim Robbins
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      11/17/05
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes star of Zathura, Tim Robbins!
    • Lowell Bergman
      Lowell Bergman
      Season 2 - Episode 121
      9/27/06
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Lowell Bergman.
    • Peggy Noonan
      Peggy Noonan
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      12/8/05
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father, Peggy Noonan!
    • Naomi Wolf
      Naomi Wolf
      Season 3 - Episode 117
      9/19/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes feminist and author of The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot, Naomi Wolf
    • Bart Ehrman
      Bart Ehrman
      Season 2 - Episode 77
      6/20/06
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Bart Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus.
    • Thomas Schaller
      Thomas Schaller
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      1/22/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes University of Maryland political scientists and author of Whistling Post Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South, Thomas Schaller.
    • Donna Shalala
      Donna Shalala
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/30/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the former Secretary of Health & Human Services and the current President of the Univeristy of Miami, Donna Shalala.
    • Katie Couric
      Katie Couric
      Season 3 - Episode 40
      3/22/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor for CBS News, Katie Couric
    • George Saunders
      George Saunders
      Season 3 - Episode 127
      10/8/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Syracuse University professor and author of The Braindead Megaphone, George Saunders.
    • Chris Jordan
      Chris Jordan
      Season 3 - Episode 130
      10/11/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes photographer and author of Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss from An Unnatural Disaster, Chris Jordan. Also Stephen talks with the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, about not investing in companies that work with hostile nations.
    • James Woolsey
      James Woolsey
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/7/06
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes former CIA Director James Woolsey!
    • Martin Short
      Martin Short
      Season 2 - Episode 111
      9/11/06
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes comedian Martin Short.
    • Nina Jablonski
      Nina Jablonski
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      2/28/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Penn State’s anthropology chair and author of Skin: A Natural History, Nina Jablonski
    • Tony Campolo
      Tony Campolo
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      2/27/06
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel, Tony Campolo!
    • Caitlin Flanagan
      Caitlin Flanagan
      Season 2 - Episode 50
      4/19/06
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, Caitlin Flanagan!
    • Bradley Whitford
      Bradley Whitford
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/3/05
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes star of The West Wing, Bradley Whitford!
    • Michael Specter
      Michael Specter
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      3/7/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist for the New York Times and New Yorker, Michael Specter
    • Barry Lando
      Barry Lando
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/29/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes a former producer for 60 Minutes and author of Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush, Barry Lando.
    • Andy Stern
      Andy Stern
      Season 2 - Episode 124
      10/3/06
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes union leader and author of A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track, Andy Stern.
    • George Lucas
      George Lucas
      Season 2 - Episode 129
      10/11/06
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen reveals the winner of the Green Screen Challenge. Plus, another Tek Jansen Adventure.
    • Steve Martin
      Steve Martin
      Season 6 - Episode 156
      12/8/10
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor/comedian and author of An Object of Beauty: A Novel, Steve Martin.
    • Norah Vincent
      Norah Vincent
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/25/06
      9.2
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Norah Vincent!
    • 9/16/2013
      Season 9 - Episode 226
      9/16/13
      9.2
    • Philip Zimbardo
      Philip Zimbardo
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      2/11/08
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Stanford University professor Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. Also, Stephen talks with Dr. Aubrey de Grey, author of Ending Aging: The Rejuvination Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging In Our Lifetime.
    • David Schwartz
      David Schwartz
      Season 3 - Episode 122
      9/27/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief film curator of the Museum of Moving Image, David Schwartz.
    • Larry King
      Larry King
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      3/1/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Larry King Live, Larry King
    • Jim Lovell
      Jim Lovell
      Season 3 - Episode 125
      10/3/07
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former astronaut Jim Lovell. Also, Stephen talks with syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage about expanded hate crimes laws protecting homosexuals.
    • Frank Rich
      Frank Rich
      Season 2 - Episode 116
      9/19/06
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist Frank Rich, author of The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina.
    • Jacob Weisberg
      Jacob Weisberg
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/4/08
      9.2
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg, author of The Bush Tragedy.

      Also, Stephen talks with Tony Campolo, author of Red Letter Christians, about the Chrisitian right's influence on politics.
    • Mary Roach
      Mary Roach
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      11/9/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife", Mary Roach!
    • David Paterson
      David Paterson
      Season 4 - Episode 114
      9/5/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes New York's Governor David Paterson.
    • Robert Baer
      Robert Baer
      Season 2 - Episode 82
      6/28/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes form CIA agents and author of Blow the House Down, Robert Baer.
    • Richard Branson
      Richard Branson
      Season 3 - Episode 110
      8/22/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the “Rebel Billionaire” Richard Branson.
    • Robin Givhan
      Robin Givhan
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/24/06
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes Washington Post fashion editor, Robin Givhan!
    • Douglas Brinkley
      Douglas Brinkley
      Season 2 - Episode 79
      6/22/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Great Deluge, Douglas Brinkley.
    • Marc Bowden
      Marc Bowden
      Season 2 - Episode 80
      6/26/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Marc Bowden, author of Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War With Militant Islam.
    • Jason Riley
      Jason Riley
      Season 4 - Episode 88
      7/15/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders, Jason Riley. Also, Stephen talks with Julia Sweig, author of Friendly Fire about the rise of Venezuela and other South American nations rise out of poverty.
    • Ed Begley Jr
      Ed Begley Jr
      Season 3 - Episode 115
      9/13/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and environmental activist and co-author of Grassroots Rising, Ed Begley jr.

      Also Stephen talks with Father James Martin, author of My Life with the Saints, over recent revelations regarding Mother Teresa having doubts about God.
    • Simon Schama
      Simon Schama
      Season 3 - Episode 93
      7/23/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes history and art history professor at Columbia University, Simon Schama.
    • Emily Yoffe
      Emily Yoffe
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/1/06
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of What the Dog Did: Tales from a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner, Emily Yoffe!
    • John Sexton
      John Sexton
      Season 2 - Episode 153
      12/6/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of New York University, John Sexton.
    • Christiane Amanpour
      Christiane Amanpour
      Season 2 - Episode 69
      6/6/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes CNN's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
    • Jann Wenner
      Jann Wenner
      Season 3 - Episode 64
      5/10/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner.
    • Mark Moffett
      Mark Moffett
      Season 6 - Episode 62
      5/4/10
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes explorer, biologist and author of Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions, Mark Moffett. Also, Michael J. Fox interrupts the Word so that Stephen can sell his new book.
    • Mon, Jul 16, 2012
      Mon, Jul 16, 2012
      Season 8 - Episode 428
      7/16/12
      9.1

      Stephen returns after a two week summer break. After discussing the shocking entertainment news, like Anderson Cooper telling the world that he is homosexual, Steven takes a look at Romney and his career at Bain Capital.

      In the "Thought For Food" segement, Steven looks at a newstory about a Funeral Home that is selling coffee to its customers.

      Special guest Anne-Marie Slaughter discusses her controversial article on women not being able to have a family life and an active career.

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    • Neil DeGrasse Tyson
      Neil DeGrasse Tyson
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/26/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes astrophysicist and author of "Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution", Neil DeGrasse Tyson!
    • Rush
      Rush
      Season 4 - Episode 89
      7/16/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes rock group Rush and perform one of their old hits Tom Sawyer from the album Moving Pictures.
    • Richard Clarke
      Richard Clarke
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      12/1/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Scorpion's Gate, Richard Clarke!
    • Tad Devine
      Tad Devine
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/6/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Democratic strategist Tad Devine. Also Stephen talks with the senior editor of The National Review Richard Brookhiser about whether the Republicans will vote for John McCain.
    • Katrina vanden Heuvel
      Katrina vanden Heuvel
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      11/30/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author of The Dictionary of Republicanisms, Katrina vanden Heuvel!
    • Amy Goodman
      Amy Goodman
      Season 2 - Episode 126
      10/5/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Democracy Now! host and co-author of Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back, Amy Goodman.
    • Michael Eric Dyson
      Michael Eric Dyson
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      3/13/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes ordained minister, professor at Princeton & the University of Pennsylvania and author of Debating Race, Michael Dyson
    • Dan Savage
      Dan Savage
      Season 2 - Episode 156
      12/12/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes nationally syndicated columnist and author of The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family, Dan Savage.
    • Bing West
      Bing West
      Season 4 - Episode 106
      8/14/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes combat journalist and author of The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, Bing West.
    • Elaine Pagels
      Elaine Pagels
      Season 3 - Episode 50
      4/17/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes scholar and author of Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity, Elaine Pagels.
    • Arturo Rodriguez
      Arturo Rodriguez
      Season 6 - Episode 91
      7/8/10
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of United Farm Workers union, Arturo Rodriguez. Also, Stephen talks with Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Jackie Hilly from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence about gun laws.
    • Fareed Zakaria
      Fareed Zakaria
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/19/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes journalist, Fareed Zakaria!
    • Mark Cuban
      Mark Cuban
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      12/15/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban!
    • Robert Shrum
      Robert Shrum
      Season 3 - Episode 96
      7/26/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes campaign strategist Robert Shrum.

      Also Stephen talks with Aaron Houston of the Marijuana Policy Project about legalizing hemp.
    • Brett O'Donnell
      Brett O'Donnell
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      2/28/06
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the director of debate at King's College, Brett O'Donnell!
    • A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
      It's Stephen's first Christmas special. Joining the festivities will be Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson and John Legend.
    • Stephen Colbert
      Stephen Colbert
      Season 3 - Episode 128
      10/9/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes…himself?
    • R.E.M.
      R.E.M.
      Season 4 - Episode 42
      4/2/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes classic American rock band R.E.M. to talk about their new album, "Accelerate".
    • Ariel Levy
      Ariel Levy
      Season 2 - Episode 128
      10/10/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, Ariel Levy.
    • Jeffrey Sachs
      Jeffrey Sachs
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      3/2/06
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, Jeffrey Sachs!
    • Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
      Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
      Season 3 - Episode 137
      10/31/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson.
    • Reza Aslan
      Reza Aslan
      Season 7 - Episode 36
      3/10/11
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Reza Aslan.
    • Peter Gomes
      Peter Gomes
      Season 4 - Episode 115
      9/15/08
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes religion professor at Harvard and author of The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good About the Good News, Peter Gomes.
    • Garry Kasparov
      Garry Kasparov
      Season 3 - Episode 133
      10/17/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes chess master and author of How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom, Garry Kasparov.
    • Bob Schieffer
      Bob Schieffer
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      3/6/06
      9.1

      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes CBS News anchor and author of This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV, Bob Schieffer!

    • Ted Danson
      Ted Danson
      Season 2 - Episode 120
      9/26/06
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor Ted Danson.
    • Sheryl WuDunn
      Sheryl WuDunn
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/13/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn.
    • Carl Bernstein
      Carl Bernstein
      Season 3 - Episode 75
      6/6/07
      9.1
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Carl Bernstein.
    • Norman Ornstein
      Norman Ornstein
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      3/7/06
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, Norman Ornstein!
    • Harry Smith
      Harry Smith
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      12/12/05
      9.1
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes co-host of The Early Show, Harry Smith!
    • Nancy Grace
      Nancy Grace
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      1/9/06
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of CNN's Nancy Grace, Nancy Grace.
    • Shere Hite
      Shere Hite
      Season 2 - Episode 60
      5/8/06
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Shere Hite Reader, Shere Hite!
    • Neil Young
      Neil Young
      Season 2 - Episode 106
      8/17/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary musician Neil Young.
    • Wrist Watch Ends
      Wrist Watch Ends
      Season 3 - Episode 111
      8/23/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen talks with journalist Thomas Ricks about a speech Vice President Cheney made 5 years ago about the reason to go to war with Iraq. Then the remaining show is all about how he broke his wrist and removing the cast.
    • Matt Taibbi
      Matt Taibbi
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      1/9/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes political reporter and author of Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire, Matt Taibbi.

      Also Stephen talks with former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
    • Robin Wright
      Robin Wright
      Season 4 - Episode 47
      4/10/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist (specializing in the Middle East) and author of Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, Robin Wright.
    • Nassim Taleb
      Nassim Taleb
      Season 3 - Episode 62
      5/8/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes financial trader and author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Taleb.
    • Mark Frauenfelder
      Mark Frauenfelder
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      3/6/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor for Make: Technology on Your Time, Mark Frauenfelder
    • Will Smith
      Will Smith
      Season 4 - Episode 84
      6/24/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper, actor and star of Hancock, Will Smith. Also, Stephen talks on the phone with biologist Dr. Jason Bond about naming a spider after Stephen.
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin
      Doris Kearns Goodwin
      Season 2 - Episode 157
      12/13/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of Team of Rivals, The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin.
    • Joe Scarborough
      Joe Scarborough
      Season 2 - Episode 90
      7/19/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Scarborough Country, Joe Scarborough.
    • Sen. Charles Schumer
      Sen. Charles Schumer
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/1/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Senator Charles Schumer.
    • Wendy Kopp
      Wendy Kopp
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/5/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Teach for America, Wendy Kopp.
    • Geraldo Rivera
      Geraldo Rivera
      Season 4 - Episode 33
      3/11/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S., Geraldo Rivera.
    • Jerome Groopman
      Jerome Groopman
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      3/19/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard physician and staff writer for the New Yorker and author of How Doctors Think, Jerome Groopman
    • James Carville
      James Carville
      Season 2 - Episode 117
      9/20/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Democratic political consultant James Carville.
    • Steven Pinker
      Steven Pinker
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/7/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes MIT professor of psychology Steven Pinker.
    • Alex Ross
      Alex Ross
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/29/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes music critic Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.`

      Also Stephen talks with Marvel Comics Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada about the new Captain America, Stephen's run for President in the Marvel U and the upcoming Secret Invasion storyline.

      Jon Stewart stops by to help Stephen in his feud with Conan O'Brien as to who made Mike Huckabee.moreless
    • Tim Shriver
      Tim Shriver
      Season 7 - Episode 43
      3/30/11
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the Chairman and CEO of The Special Olympics, Tim Shriver. Also, Stephen talks to the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission Trevor Potter about forming a PAC.
    • Al Gore
      Al Gore
      Season 7 - Episode 115
      9/13/11
      9.0

      Tonight Stephen welcomes former Vice President Al Gore.

      Also, Stephen talks with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman about President Obama's jobs bil.

    • Walter Kirn
      Walter Kirn
      Season 3 - Episode 138
      11/1/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes columnist for The Atlantic, Walter Kirn.
    • David Brooks
      David Brooks
      Season 7 - Episode 35
      3/9/11
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes senior editor for the Weekly Standard and author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, David Brooks. Aslo, Stephen talks with New York Congressman Anthony Weiner about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
    • Cokie Roberts
      Cokie Roberts
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      11/10/05
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes anchor and newswoman, Cokie Roberts!
    • John Kao
      John Kao
      Season 3 - Episode 126
      10/4/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes entrepreneur, educator and author of Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do to Get It Back, John Kao.
    • Bruce Feiler
      Bruce Feiler
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/2/05
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion", Bruce Feiler!
    • Geoffrey Nunberg
      Geoffrey Nunberg
      Season 2 - Episode 107
      8/21/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Geoffrey Nunberg, professor of linguistics and columnist for the New York Times and author of Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalsim into a Tax Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body Piercing, Hollywood Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show.
    • Anthony Romero
      Anthony Romero
      Season 3 - Episode 94
      7/24/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the executive director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero.
    • Maria Bartiromo
      Maria Bartiromo
      Season 4 - Episode 118
      9/18/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo.
    • Dr. Francis S. Collins
      Dr. Francis S. Collins
      Season 2 - Episode 154
      12/7/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the fromer head of the Human Genome Project and author of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, Francis Collins.
    • Linda Hirshman
      Linda Hirshman
      Season 2 - Episode 98
      8/2/06
      9.0
      Tonight former attorney and professor of philisophy Linda R. Hirshman, author of Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women in the World.
    • OK Go
      OK Go
      Season 6 - Episode 60
      4/29/10
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the band Ok Go. Also, Stephen talks with California's Lt. Governor Abel Moldonado about Proposition 14.
    • William Langewiesche
      William Langewiesche
      Season 3 - Episode 65
      5/14/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes investigative journalist and author of The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor, William Langewiesche.
    • 03/04/2014 - Jaron Lanier
      03/04/2014 - Jaron Lanier
      Season 10 - Episode 72
      3/4/14
      9.0

      Tonight Stephen Colbert welcomes multi-talented Jaron Lanier, computer scientist, classical music composer and virtual reality guru.

    • The Colbert Report 07/25/2012
    • The Colbert Report 10/24/2012
      Season 9 - Episode 63
      10/24/12
      9.0

      Donald Trump's big announcement about the President is the top story of the night, with a counter announcement from Stephen.

      Stephen gives some good advice to any Republican running for office that might want to comment on the topic of rape.

      Special guest Anthony Everitt comes by to talk about Ancient Rome.

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    • 2014/06/16
      2014/06/16
      Season 10 - Episode 119
      6/16/14
      9.0
    • 2014/10/09
      2014/10/09
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      10/9/14
      9.0
    • 2014/09/02
      2014/09/02
      Season 10 - Episode 146
      9/2/14
      9.0
    • 2014/03/25
      2014/03/25
      Season 10 - Episode 80
      3/25/14
      9.0
      Former president Jimmy Carter, author of "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power."
    • 2014/12/17
      2014/12/17
      Season 11 - Episode 39
      12/17/14
      9.0
    • Tue, Jul 17, 2012
      Tue, Jul 17, 2012
      Season 8 - Episode 407
      7/17/12
      9.0
      Nas performs a song from his new album, "Life is Good."
    • 2014/07/30
      2014/07/30
      Season 10 - Episode 137
      7/30/14
      9.0
    • 2014/10/07
      2014/10/07
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      10/7/14
      9.0
    • 2014/11/17
      2014/11/17
      Season 11 - Episode 25
      11/17/14
      9.0
    • Christopher Caldwell
      Christopher Caldwell
      Season 5 - Episode 145
      11/11/09
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes senior editor for the Weekly Standard and author of Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West, Christopher Caldwell.
    • 2014/11/18
      2014/11/18
      Season 11 - Episode 26
      11/18/14
      9.0
    • 2014/09/30
      2014/09/30
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      9/30/14
      9.0
    • The Colbert Report 09/20/2012
      The Colbert Report 09/20/2012
      Season 8 - Episode 8180
      9/20/12
      9.0

      Tonight Stephen compares Obama with Russian President Putin and tries to help the Republicans produce more angry white guys.

      In the segment "Alpha Dog of the Week", Stephen looks at Spanish story about an art restoration that went terribly wrong.

      Special guest Errol Morris arrives to talk about his new book about the Green Beret Murders in the 1970's.

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    • The Colbert Report 1/9/2013
      Season 9 - Episode 117
      1/9/13
      9.0

      Stephen looks to endorse a new pro-gun community in Idaho called The Citadel.

      In "Thought For Food", the addictive properties of bread is looked at.

      Special guest Neil Shubin tries to explain the Universe to Stephen.

    • Muhammad Yunus
      Muhammad Yunus
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      1/10/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the Nobel Prize wining founder of the Grameen Bank and author of Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism, Muhammad Yunus.
    • Dan Esty
      Dan Esty
      Season 4 - Episode 87
      7/14/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the head of Yale's Center for Business & the Environment, Dan Esty. Also Stephen talks with Lama Surya Das about whether Barack Obama should become a Tibetan Buddhist.
    • Gregory Rodriguez
      Gregory Rodriguez
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      3/5/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes L.A. Times columnist and author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America, Gregory Rodriguez. Also, Stephen talks with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about the upcoming fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
    • Nora Ephron
      Nora Ephron
      Season 2 - Episode 149
      11/29/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes screenwriter and author of I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, Nora Ephron.
    • Alan Dershowitz
      Alan Dershowitz
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/8/06
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved, Alan Dershowitz!
    • Brian Greene
      Brian Greene
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      11/28/05
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, Brian Greene!
    • John Legend
      John Legend
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      3/6/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes musician John Legend.
    • John Mearsheimer
      John Mearsheimer
      Season 3 - Episode 124
      10/2/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes University of Chicago political scientist and co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, John Mearsheimer.
    • Steven Johnson
      Steven Johnson
      Season 2 - Episode 71
      6/8/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good For You.
    • Jeff Swartz
      Jeff Swartz
      Season 2 - Episode 144
      11/14/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes CEO of Timberland, Jeff Swartz.
    • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
      Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
      Season 3 - Episode 98
      7/31/07
      9.0

      Tonight Stephen welcomes former Maryland Lt. Governor and author of Failing America's Youth: How Today's Churches Are Mixing God and Politics and Losing Their Way, Kathleen Townsend.

    • Dr. Peter Agre
      Dr. Peter Agre
      Season 2 - Episode 134
      10/19/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Peter Agre. Plus Stephen talks to Jim Gilchrist, founder of The Minuteman Project.
    • Sebastian Junger
      Sebastian Junger
      Season 2 - Episode 54
      4/26/06
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of A Death in Belmont, Sebastian Junger!
    • Jon Meacham
      Jon Meacham
      Season 2 - Episode 56
      5/1/06
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, Jon Meacham!
    • Stone Phillips
      Stone Phillips
      Season 2 - Episode 68
      6/5/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Dateline NBC anchor Stone Philips.
    • Catherine Crier
      Catherine Crier
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      11/8/05
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes CourtTV anchor, Catherine Crier!
    • Michael Shermer
      Michael Shermer
      Season 3 - Episode 109
      8/21/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, Michael Shermer.
    • Richard Berman
      Richard Berman
      Season 3 - Episode 135
      10/29/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the executive director of the Center for Consumer Freedom, Richard Berman.
    • Monica Crowley
      Monica Crowley
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      10/31/05
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes co-host of Connected: Coast to Coast, Monica Crowley!
    • Frank Sulloway
      Frank Sulloway
      Season 3 - Episode 92
      7/19/07
      9.0

      Tonight Stephen welcomes M.I.T. research scholar and author of Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives, Frank Sulloway.

      Also, Stephen talks with filmaker Michael Moore about the health care system and his recent fight with CNN.
    • Amy Sedaris
      Amy Sedaris
      Season 2 - Episode 84
      7/10/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Amy Sedaris, star of Strangers with Candy.
    • Jeff Daniels
      Jeff Daniels
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/27/05
      9.0
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes actor, Jeff Daniels!
    • Bob Lutz
      Bob Lutz
      Season 4 - Episode 117
      9/17/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the vice chairman of GM, Bob Lutz.
    • Michelle Obama
      Michelle Obama
      Season 4 - Episode 49
      4/15/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the wife of Presidential candidate Barack Obama, Michelle Obama.
    • Jeannette Walls
      Jeannette Walls
      Season 3 - Episode 46
      4/10/07
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Jeannette Walls, freelance writer and author of The Glass Castle: A Memoir.
    • Tim Robbins
      Tim Robbins
      Season 2 - Episode 136
      10/31/06
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and politcal activist Tim Robbins.
    • Jorge Ramos
      Jorge Ramos
      Season 4 - Episode 103
      8/11/08
      9.0
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor for Univision News and author of The Gift of Time: Letters from a Father, Jorge Ramos.
    • Bob Costas
      Bob Costas
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      12/13/05
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of Costas Now and sports commentator, Bob Costas!
    • Steve Carrell
      Steve Carrell
      Season 6 - Episode 90
      7/7/10
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and star of Despicable Me and Dinner for Schmucks, Steve Carrell.
    • Sen. Bob Kerrey
      Sen. Bob Kerrey
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      11/14/05
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes former Senator Bob Kerrey!
    • Senator John Kerry
      Senator John Kerry
      Season 3 - Episode 49
      4/16/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Massachusetts Senator and author of This Moment on Earth: Today’s New Environmentalists and their Vision of the Future, John Kerry.
    • Bay Buchanan
      Bay Buchanan
      Season 2 - Episode 78
      6/21/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Angela "Bay" Buchanan, President of The American Cause.
    • Dan Senor
      Dan Senor
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      3/22/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in Iraq, Dan Senor!
    • Carl Bernstein
      Carl Bernstein
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      1/10/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat, Carl Bernstein.
    • Chris Matthews
      Chris Matthews
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      1/20/11
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews. Also, Stephen talks with former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman about the budget crisis facing many states.
    • Brian Greene
      Brian Greene
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      1/27/11
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes physicist and author of The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, Brian Greene. Also, Stephen talks with Dr. Daryl Bem about ESP.
    • Cullen Murphy
      Cullen Murphy
      Season 3 - Episode 76
      6/7/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Vanity Fair editor and author of Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America, Cullen Murphy.
    • Michael Pollan
      Michael Pollan
      Season 2 - Episode 75
      6/15/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Michael Pollans, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma.
    • Bill Simmons
      Bill Simmons
      Season 2 - Episode 114
      9/14/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes ESPN's Sports Guy columnist and author of Now I Can Die In Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox, Bill Simmons
    • George Stephanopoulos
      George Stephanopoulos
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      1/16/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of This Week, George Stephanopoulos!
    • Deepak Chopra
      Deepak Chopra
      Season 2 - Episode 160
      12/19/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the leader in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra.
    • Randy Newman
      Randy Newman
      Season 2 - Episode 127
      10/9/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Randy Newman.
    • Ken Jennings
      Ken Jennings
      Season 2 - Episode 113
      9/13/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes record setting Jeopardy champion and author of Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competetive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, Ken Jennings
    • Paul Hackett III
      Paul Hackett III
      Season 2 - Episode 99
      8/3/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes trial lawyer and veteran of the Iraq War, Paul Hacket III.
    • Jennifer Hooper McCarty
      Jennifer Hooper McCarty
      Season 4 - Episode 65
      5/13/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries, Jennifer McCarty.
    • Barry Manilow
      Barry Manilow
      Season 2 - Episode 135
      10/30/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Barry Manilow.
    • Bob Dole
      Bob Dole
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/5/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former Senator Bob Dole Also, Stephen talks with Angelo Falcon, President of the National Institute for Latino Politics, about the candidates courting the Latino vote.
    • Tony Bennett
      Tony Bennett
      Season 3 - Episode 121
      9/26/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary singer, (and current Emmy enemy) Tony Bennett.

      Also Stephen talks with actor Sam Waterston, spokesman for Unity '08 about how bad politcal factions are.
    • Howard Fineman
      Howard Fineman
      Season 5 - Episode 35
      3/11/09
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek correspondent and author of The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Define and Inspire Our Country, Howard Fineman.
    • James Fowler
      James Fowler
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      1/7/10
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes political scientist and co-author of Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, James Fowler. Also, Stephen talks with the co-founder of The Innocence Project, Barry Scheck.
    • Carl Wilson
      Carl Wilson
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      3/4/09
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Carl Wilson, author of Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste. Also Stephen invites retired Col. Jack Jacobs and Stephen Moore into his Doom Bunker to discuss possible future events.
    • Gov. Brian Schweitzer
      Gov. Brian Schweitzer
      Season 2 - Episode 130
      10/12/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
    • Bjorn Lomborg
      Bjorn Lomborg
      Season 3 - Episode 112
      9/10/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute and author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, Bjorn Lomborg.
    • Maureen Dowd
      Maureen Dowd
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      12/5/05
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Are Men Necessary?, Maureen Dowd!
    • James Webb
      James Webb
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      3/8/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, James Webb!
    • Daniel Pinchbeck
      Daniel Pinchbeck
      Season 2 - Episode 158
      12/14/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes a writer for the Village Voice and Rolling Stone and author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism, Daniel Pinchbeck.
    • Jim Lehrer
      Jim Lehrer
      Season 2 - Episode 147
      11/27/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes PBS News Hour anchor and author of The Phony Marine: A Novel, Jim Lehrer.
    • Spencer Wells
      Spencer Wells
      Season 3 - Episode 105
      8/14/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of the Genographic Project, Spencer Wells. Also Stephen talks with Jerry Miller, who was freed from prison based on DNA evidence.
    • Eric Greitens
      Eric Greitens
      Season 7 - Episode 63
      5/11/11
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Navy SEAL and authot of The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a Navy SEAL, Eric Greitens. Also, Stephen talks with the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission Trevor Potter about more problems his PAC has run into.
    • General Wesley Clark
      General Wesley Clark
      Season 3 - Episode 128
      10/10/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former NATO supreme commander in Europe and author of A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country, Gen. Wesley Clark.
    • Lama Surya Das
      Lama Surya Das
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      2/21/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Natural Radiance: Awakening to Your Great Perfection, Lama Surya Das!
    • Michael Brown
      Michael Brown
      Season 2 - Episode 41
      3/28/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes former FEMA director, Michael Brown!
    • Richard Clarke
      Richard Clarke
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      1/17/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes veteran counterterrorism offical and author of Breachpoint, Richard Clarke.
    • Alexandra Robbins
      Alexandra Robbins
      Season 2 - Episode 101
      8/9/06
      8.9
      Tonight cultural anthropologist Alexandra Robbins, author of The Overachievers: The Secret Life of Driven Kids.
    • Ned Lamont
      Ned Lamont
      Season 2 - Episode 96
      7/31/06
      8.9
      Tonght, Democratic hopeful for Senate in Connecticut, Ned Lamont.
    • Ken Miller
      Ken Miller
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      1/12/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes Professor of Biology at Brown University, Ken Miller!
    • Leon Botstein
      Leon Botstein
      Season 3 - Episode 73
      6/4/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra and author of The History of Listening, Leon Botstein.

      Also Stephen talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky about food stamps.
    • Dermot Mulroney
      Dermot Mulroney
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      12/14/05
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes actor and star of The Family Stone, Dermot Mulroney!
    • Dan Rather
      Dan Rather
      Season 2 - Episode 143
      11/13/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former CBS News anchor Dan Rather.
    • Amy Farrell
      Amy Farrell
      Season 7 - Episode 59
      5/4/11
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of American Studies and author of Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture, Amy Farrell.
    • Tony Snow
      Tony Snow
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      2/27/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
    • Nina Totenberg
      Nina Totenberg
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      1/19/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes National Public Radio's legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg!
    • Markos Moulitsas
      Markos Moulitsas
      Season 2 - Episode 47
      4/6/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the owner of TheDailyKos.com and the co-author of "Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics", Markos Moulitsas!
    • Mort Zuckerman
      Mort Zuckerman
      Season 2 - Episode 86
      7/12/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes editor in chief for U.S. News & World Report, Mort Zuckerman.
    • Christopher Buckley
      Christopher Buckley
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      3/13/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Thank You for Smoking : A Novel, Christopher Buckley!
    • Charles Kaiser
      Charles Kaiser
      Season 3 - Episode 95
      7/25/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America, Charles Kaiser.
    • Steven D. Levitt
      Steven D. Levitt
      Season 2 - Episode 152
      12/5/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes economist and co-author of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt.
    • Mark Moffett
      Mark Moffett
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/7/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes naturalist Mark Moffett, author of Face to Face with Frogs. Also, Presidental candiate and former Arkansas Governaor Mike Huckabee stops by to discuss, and play air hockey with Stephen, about which state he hopes to win next.
    • Michael Smerconish
      Michael Smerconish
      Season 2 - Episode 44
      4/3/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism - True Stories That Should Be Fiction", Michael Smerconish!
    • Queen Noor
      Queen Noor
      Season 5 - Episode 46
      4/7/09
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Jordan's Queen Noor.
    • Madeleine Albright
      Madeleine Albright
      Season 4 - Episode 45
      4/8/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former Clinton Secretary of State and author of Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership, Madeleine Albright.
    • Dave Marash
      Dave Marash
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/31/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes reporter, Dave Marash!
    • Michael Lewis
      Michael Lewis
      Season 2 - Episode 123
      10/2/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Michael Lewis, author of The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.
    • The Colbert Report 01/12/2012
      The Colbert Report 01/12/2012
      Season 7 - Episode 509
      1/12/12
      8.9
      Mike Allen.
    • Deborah Tannen
      Deborah Tannen
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      1/16/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Deborah Tannen, author of You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation. Also, Stephen talks with syndicated columnist Bernard Epstein.
    • Lance Armstrong
      Lance Armstrong
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      2/14/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes multiple time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
    • Peter Beinart
      Peter Beinart
      Season 2 - Episode 97
      8/1/06
      8.9
      Tonight former editor for the New Republic and author of The Good Fight: Why Liberals--And Only Liberals--Can Win the War On Terror and Make America Great Again, Peter Beinart.
    • Jeff Gore
      Jeff Gore
      Season 4 - Episode 46
      4/9/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Citizens for Retiring the Penny, Jeff Gore.
    • Dr. Mehmet C. Oz
      Dr. Mehmet C. Oz
      Season 4 - Episode 64
      5/12/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
    • Nicholas D. Kristof
      Nicholas D. Kristof
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      3/12/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer prize winning journalist for the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof
    • Will Schwalbe
      Will Schwalbe
      Season 3 - Episode 83
      6/20/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor in chief of Hyperion Books and co-author of Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home, Will Schwalbe.
    • Vali Nasr
      Vali Nasr
      Season 3 - Episode 47
      4/11/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the professor of Middle East and South Asia politics and author of The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, Vali Nasr.
    • Anne Lamott
      Anne Lamott
      Season 4 - Episode 57
      4/29/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes political activist and author of Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott.
    • Arianna Huffington
      Arianna Huffington
      Season 4 - Episode 63
      5/8/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor in chief of the Huffington Post and author of Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe, Arianna Huffington. Also, Stephen talks with astronaut Garrett Reisman, currently onboard the International Space Station.
    • Rick Reilly
      Rick Reilly
      Season 2 - Episode 59
      5/4/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Shanks For Nothing, Rick Reilly!
    • Ted Koppel
      Ted Koppel
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      3/8/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the former anchor of Nightline, Ted Koppel
    • Jesse Ventura
      Jesse Ventura
      Season 4 - Episode 44
      4/7/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former pro wrestler and Governor of Minnesota and author of Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!, Jesse Ventura. Also, Stephen talks with Trevor Paglen about the supposed shoulder patches worn by black ops members.
    • David France
      David France
      Season 3 - Episode 86
      6/26/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist David France.
    • Katrina vanden Heuvel
      Katrina vanden Heuvel
      Season 3 - Episode 45
      4/9/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel.
    • Ronald Reagan Jr.
      Ronald Reagan Jr.
      Season 2 - Episode 138
      11/2/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes political activist Ronald Reagan Jr.
    • Frank Rich
      Frank Rich
      Season 2 - Episode 61
      5/9/06
      8.9
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes editor of the New York Times, Frank Rich!
    • George McGovern
      George McGovern
      Season 4 - Episode 32
      3/10/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former Presidential candidate and South Dakota Senator George McGovern.
    • Jonathan Cohn
      Jonathan Cohn
      Season 5 - Episode 109
      8/11/09
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the senior editor for The New Republic and author of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis---and the People Who Pay the Price, Jonathan Cohn. Also, Stephen talks with political consultant James Carville about his helping in the Afghanistan Presidential election.
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin
      Doris Kearns Goodwin
      Season 4 - Episode 112
      9/3/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Also, Stephen talks with Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, about why she endorsed Barack Obama.
    • Ed Viesturs
      Ed Viesturs
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      3/14/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes mountain climber and author of No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks, Ed Viesturs
    • Jimmy Wales
      Jimmy Wales
      Season 3 - Episode 72
      5/24/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales.
    • Gary Rosen
      Gary Rosen
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      1/8/08
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor for Commentary magazine, Gary Rosen.
    • Dhani Jones
      Dhani Jones
      Season 2 - Episode 89
      7/18/06
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Philadelphia Eagle's linebacker and poet, Dhani Jones.
    • Jed Babbin
      Jed Babbin
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/31/07
      8.9
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former undersecretary of defense and co-author of Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States, Jed Babbin.
    • Rev. Al Sharpton
      Rev. Al Sharpton
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      11/15/05
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton!
    • John Stossel
      John Stossel
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      1/11/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes ABC News' John Stossel!
    • Kevin Phillips
      Kevin Phillips
      Season 2 - Episode 64
      5/15/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, Kevin Phillips!
    • Paul Krugman
      Paul Krugman
      Season 2 - Episode 108
      8/22/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes economist and colmnist Paul Krugman, author of The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century.
    • Stephen Colbert's Sport Report
      Stephen Colbert's Sport Report
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/23/08
      8.8
      Stephen presents the head of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Marie Wood, with a check from the profits of the Wrist Strong Bracelets. Then Stephen welcomes base jumper Jeb Corliss. Finally, Stephen welcomes extreme skier Andrew McLean, who is featured in the documentary Steep.
    • Alan Khazei
      Alan Khazei
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      1/14/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and CEO of Be the Change, Inc, Alan Khazei.
    • Harvey Mansfield
      Harvey Mansfield
      Season 2 - Episode 46
      4/5/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Manliness", Harvey Mansfield!
    • Gloria Steinem
      Gloria Steinem
      Season 7 - Episode 106
      8/11/11
      8.8

      Tonight Stephen welcomes feminist Gloria Steinem.

    • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
      Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
      Season 2 - Episode 72
      6/12/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes environmental politician, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    • Frank Vincent
      Frank Vincent
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      3/16/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man, Frank Vincent!
    • Michael Eric Dyson
      Michael Eric Dyson
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      2/22/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina And the Color of Disaster, Michael Eric Dyson!
    • Dean Kamen
      Dean Kamen
      Season 2 - Episode 142
      11/9/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of FIRST and President of DEKA Research and Development Corporation, Dean Kamen.
    • Raj Patel
      Raj Patel
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      1/12/10
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen talks with activist and academic and author of The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, Raj Patel.
    • Tue, Jan 3, 2012
      Tue, Jan 3, 2012
      Season 8 - Episode 37
      1/3/12
      8.8
      Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont discusses his efforts to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United.
    • The Colbert Report 01/18/2012
      The Colbert Report 01/18/2012
      Season 7 - Episode 529
      1/18/12
      8.8
      The Colbert Report episode on 01/18/2012 from the Comedy Central network includes an interview with Daily Beast political columnist David Frum about the Republican Party's need for modernization. Colbert also discusses the Republican presidential contenders, from front-runner Mitt Romney's evasions on his tax returns to Herman Cain's latest rally in South Carolina.moreless
    • Tue, Aug 6, 2013
      Season 9 - Episode 212
      8/6/13
      8.8
      Surprise guest Robin Thicke drops by Stephest Colbchella '013.
    • The Colbert Report 02/23/2012
    • Jim Cramer
      Jim Cramer
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/20/05
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes host of Mad Money, Jim Cramer!
    • William Donohue
      William Donohue
      Season 2 - Episode 93
      7/25/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen Welcomes the president of the Catholic League, William Donohue.
    • Tina Brown
      Tina Brown
      Season 3 - Episode 102
      8/8/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the former editor of Vanity Fair and author of The Diana Chronicles, Tina Brown. Also, Stephen talks with Jim Cramer about the recent forclosure explosion.
    • Ingrid Newkirk
      Ingrid Newkirk
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      2/28/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the president and co-founder of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk. Also, Stephen talks with the senior editor for The National Review magazine Richard Brookhiser about the influence the late William F. Buckley Jr had on conservatism and political talk shows
    • Jonathan Alter
      Jonathan Alter
      Season 2 - Episode 66
      5/17/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Jonathan Alter!
    • Christopher Noxon
      Christopher Noxon
      Season 2 - Episode 83
      6/29/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist Christpher Noxon, author of Rejuvenile.
    • Garrison Keillor
      Garrison Keillor
      Season 3 - Episode 113
      9/11/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes humorist and author of Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor.
    • Janna Levin
      Janna Levin
      Season 2 - Episode 110
      8/24/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes mathematician Janna Levin, author of A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.
    • Tinariwen
      Tinariwen
      Season 8 - Episode 26
      11/29/11
      8.8

      Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group Tinariwen.

    • Jim Lehrer
      Jim Lehrer
      Season 5 - Episode 50
      4/15/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor of PBS' NewsHour and author of Oh, Jonny, Jim Lehrer.
    • Richard Thompson Ford
      Richard Thompson Ford
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      2/13/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes law professor Richard Thompson Ford, author of The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse. Stephen welcomes back his writers. (And Kevin Bacon, Tiki Barber & Mr. Met) Also, Stephen talks with entomological gastronomist David Gracer about if we should eat bug. Stephen's Fallback Position Stephen goes to the Hayden Planetarium and talks with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about becoming an astrophysicist.moreless
    • Ray Kurzweil
      Ray Kurzweil
      Season 7 - Episode 50
      4/12/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes scientist and inventor Ray Kurzwell. Also, Stephen talks with the senior editor of the National Review Rick Brookhiser about the Republicans running in 2012.
    • Bill Bastone
      Bill Bastone
      Season 2 - Episode 62
      5/10/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes editor of The Smoking Gun.com, Bill Bastone!
    • Jon Paskowitz
      Jon Paskowitz
      Season 4 - Episode 71
      6/2/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes professional surfer and co-producer of the movie Surf Wise, Jon Paskowitz.
    • Neil deGrasse Tyson
      Neil deGrasse Tyson
      Season 5 - Episode 88
      6/29/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the host of NOVA Science Now, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Also, Jeff Goldblum returns...from the dead!
    • Sam Harris
      Sam Harris
      Season 2 - Episode 53
      4/25/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Sam Harris!
    • Harry Shearer
      Harry Shearer
      Season 2 - Episode 148
      11/28/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes comedian Harry Shearer.
    • George Johnson
      George Johnson
      Season 4 - Episode 62
      5/7/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes science writer and author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, George Johnson.

      Also, Stephen talks with artist and SJSU professor Hasan Elahi about his being on the terrorism watch list. He created a webiste http://www.trackingtransience.net that tracks his location and every purchase he makes purportedly in order to "aid the government in tracking him".moreless
    • David Gregory
      David Gregory
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      1/23/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes NBC News White House Correspondent, David Gregory!
    • Henry Louis Gates Jr
      Henry Louis Gates Jr
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      2/26/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes literary critic and author of Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    • Grover Norquist
      Grover Norquist
      Season 4 - Episode 66
      5/14/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Americans for Tax Reform and author of Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, Grover Norquist. Also, Stephen talks with actress Laura Dern, star of the upcoming HBO movie Recount.
    • Tim Flannery
      Tim Flannery
      Season 2 - Episode 73
      6/13/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes mammologist and paleontologist Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers.
    • Richard Linklater
      Richard Linklater
      Season 2 - Episode 146
      11/16/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Richard Linklater, director of Fast Food Nation.
    • Sen. Jim Webb
      Sen. Jim Webb
      Season 4 - Episode 91
      7/21/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Virginia Senator and author of A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America, Senator Jim Webb.
    • Cornel West
      Cornel West
      Season 5 - Episode 135
      10/26/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Princeton professor and author of Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir, Cornel West.
    • Peter Singer
      Peter Singer
      Season 5 - Episode 36
      3/12/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty. Also, Stephen talks with the former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, Simon Johnson about his comments comparing America's economy to an unstable emerging market.
    • Craig Robinson
      Craig Robinson
      Season 6 - Episode 55
      4/21/10
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Oregon State University's basketball coach and author of A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond, Craig Robinson.
    • George Packer
      George Packer
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/9/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, George Packer!
    • Arianna Huffington
      Arianna Huffington
      Season 5 - Episode 101
      7/28/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington. Also, Stephen talks with the "mother" of the Birther movement, Orly Taitz.
    • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando IV
      6/11/09
      8.8
      Stephen visits the troops in Iraq. Stephen goes for a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Stephen talks with Command Sgt. Major Frank Grippe.
    • Chris Matthews
      Chris Matthews
      Season 5 - Episode 115
      8/20/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews.
    • Andrew Young
      Andrew Young
      Season 4 - Episode 144
      11/5/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes civil rights activist Andrew Young.
    • Lawrence O'Donnell
      Lawrence O'Donnell
      Season 6 - Episode 117
      9/16/10
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes MSNBC anchor and host of The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell. Also, Stephen talks with Mississippi State University professor Dr. Jerome Goddard about the recent bedbug infestations.
    • Lou Dobbs
      Lou Dobbs
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/24/05
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Lou Dobbs!
    • Joel Klein
      Joel Klein
      Season 3 - Episode 114
      9/12/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the chancellor of New York City Schools, Joel Klein.
    • Ed Viesturs
      Ed Viesturs
      Season 5 - Episode 91
      7/2/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes mountain climber Ed Viesturs.
    • Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman
      Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman
      Season 7 - Episode 49
      4/11/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the hosts of Mythbusters, Adam Savage & Jaime Hyneman.
    • Michael Moore
      Michael Moore
      Season 7 - Episode 41
      3/28/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.
    • Cornel West
      Cornel West
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      1/18/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Princeton professor and author of Hope on a Tightrope, Cornel West.
    • Mike Huckabee
      Mike Huckabee
      Season 4 - Episode 108
      8/27/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee.
    • Reza Aslan
      Reza Aslan
      Season 2 - Episode 48
      4/17/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of No god But God, Reza Aslan!
    • Jane Mayer
      Jane Mayer
      Season 4 - Episode 104
      8/12/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, Jane Mayer. Also, Stephen talks with Olympic Gold Medalist and founder of Team Darfur, Joey Cheek.
    • Margaret Spellings
      Margaret Spellings
      Season 4 - Episode 92
      7/22/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
    • Nas
      Nas
      Season 4 - Episode 93
      7/23/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper Nas who is representing www.colorofchange.org and their petition to FOX to stop racist bias in news.
    • Eliot Spitzer
      Eliot Spitzer
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      11/7/05
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer!
    • Michael Jacobson
      Michael Jacobson
      Season 3 - Episode 104
      8/13/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Michael Jacobson.
    • Dick Meyer
      Dick Meyer
      Season 4 - Episode 105
      8/13/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes social critic and author of Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium, Dick Meyer.
    • Bruce Bartlett
      Bruce Bartlett
      Season 2 - Episode 42
      3/29/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, Bruce Bartlett!
    • John Grisham
      John Grisham
      Season 3 - Episode 120
      9/25/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes retired attorney and author of Playing For Pizza, John Grisham. Also, Stephen talks with K. David Harrison, author of When Languages Die about the loss of minor languages around the world.
    • Paulina Porizkova
      Paulina Porizkova
      Season 3 - Episode 51
      4/18/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes supermodel Paulina Porizkova and author of A Model Summer.
    • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando III
      6/10/09
      8.8
      Stephen visits the troops in Iraq. Stephen and Tom Hanks put together care packages. Stephen talks with Deputry Prime Minister of Iraq Barham Saleh and Lt. General Charles H. Jacoby Jr.
    • Jack Welch
      Jack Welch
      Season 2 - Episode 159
      12/18/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the retired CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch.
    • Lorraine Bracco
      Lorraine Bracco
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      3/9/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes actress, Lorraine Bracco!
    • Eli Pariser
      Eli Pariser
      Season 2 - Episode 102
      8/10/06
      8.8
      Tonight campaign director for MoveOn.org, Eli Pariser.
    • Will Power
      Will Power
      Season 2 - Episode 115
      9/18/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor, performer, rapper, playwright and educator Will Power.
    • Neil DeGrasse Tyson
      Neil DeGrasse Tyson
      Season 4 - Episode 85
      6/25/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Also, Stephen talks with architecture critic and author of Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, Paul Goldberger.
    • George Will
      George Will
      Season 4 - Episode 72
      6/3/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation, George Will.
    • Neal Katyal
      Neal Katyal
      Season 2 - Episode 94
      7/26/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Professor of Law at Georgetown, Neal Katyal.
    • Michael Sandel
      Michael Sandel
      Season 7 - Episode 93
      7/20/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of government at Harvard and author Justice: What is the right thing to do?, Michael Sandel.
    • James Franco
      James Franco
      Season 7 - Episode 46
      4/5/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and star of
    • Brian Cox
      Brian Cox
      Season 7 - Episode 95
      7/25/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes particle physicist and host of Wonders of the Universe, Brian Cox.
    • Ali Soufan
      Ali Soufan
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      10/19/11
      8.8

      Tonight Stephen welcomes former FBI agent and author The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, Ali Soufan.

      Also, Stephen talks with the former head of EPA Carol Browner about the need for the EPA.

    • Bing West
      Bing West
      Season 7 - Episode 26
      2/22/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes war correspondent and author of The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan, Bing West. Also, Stephen talks with the preident of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten about the problem in Wisconsin. And Stephen talks with Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach.
    • Meryl Streep
      Meryl Streep
      Season 5 - Episode 107
      8/6/09
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes actress and star of Julie & Julia, Meryl Streep.
    • Michael Moore
      Michael Moore
      Season 7 - Episode 116
      9/14/11
      8.8

      Tonight Stephen welcomes documentary filmmaker and author of Here Comes Trouble, Michael Moore.

      Also, Stephen talks with history professor Phil Rubio about the need for the Post Office.

    • Eric Foner
      Eric Foner
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      2/16/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes history professor and author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, Eric Foner.
    • Jane McGonigal
      Jane McGonigal
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      2/3/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes game designer and author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Jane McGonigal.
    • Stephanie Coontz
      Stephanie Coontz
      Season 7 - Episode 27
      2/23/11
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes biographer and author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, Stephanie Coontz.
    • Bob Woodward
      Bob Woodward
      Season 4 - Episode 147
      11/12/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008, Bob Woodward.
    • Dr. Michael. D. Gershon
      Dr. Michael. D. Gershon
      Season 3 - Episode 77
      6/11/07
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the chairman of the Anatomy & Cell Biology Faculty, Michael Gershon.
    • Ramesh Ponnuru
      Ramesh Ponnuru
      Season 2 - Episode 103
      8/14/06
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of the National Review and author of The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts and the Disregard for Human Life.
    • Riley Crane
      Riley Crane
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      1/5/10
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes physicist Riley Crane.
    • Tyson Slocum
      Tyson Slocum
      Season 2 - Episode 65
      5/16/06
      8.8
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the Research Director for Public Citizen's Energy Program, Tyson Slocum!
    • The Colbert Report 01/30/2012
      The Colbert Report 01/30/2012
      Season 8 - Episode 52
      1/30/12
      8.8
      Stephen Colbert explores Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney's strategies to win over Latino vote in the state of Florida, and a professor of constitutional law at Harvard University, Laurence Tribe, explores the real motive behind the birther movement. Colbert also does what is necessary to take back the Colbert Super PAC, which was lost in episodes before.moreless
    • Jonathan Alter
      Jonathan Alter
      Season 4 - Episode 137
      10/23/08
      8.8
      Tonight Stephen welcomes senior editor for Newsweek, Jonathan Alter.
    • The Colbert Report 08/30/2012
    • The Colbert Report 11/28/2012
      Season 9 - Episode 107
      11/28/12
      8.8
      Frank Oz talks about the release of the director's cut of "Little Shop of Horrors."
    • 2014/07/28
      2014/07/28
      Season 10 - Episode 135
      7/28/14
      8.8
    • The Colbert Report 12/12/2012
      Season 9 - Episode 115
      12/12/12
      8.8
      Stephen welcomes actor Mandy Patinkin to The Colbert Report to talk about his show "Homeland." Then, for Day 3 of Christmas Carol Week, Michael Stipe joins Mandy and Stephen to perform a song.
    • Andrew Napolitano
      Andrew Napolitano
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/31/08
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of A Nation of Sheep. Also, Stephen talks with Tim Hartford, author of The Logic of Life about making decisions based on logic.
    • Ian Bogost
      Ian Bogost
      Season 3 - Episode 101
      8/7/07
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes video game analyst and author of Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames, Ian Bogost.
    • Willie Nelson
      Willie Nelson
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      3/20/07
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes country music legend Willie Nelson.
    • Michael Wallis
      Michael Wallis
      Season 3 - Episode 106
      8/15/07
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate, Michael Wallis.
    • Ron Paul
      Ron Paul
      Season 4 - Episode 113
      9/4/08
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Texas Representative and former Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. Also, Stephen talks to blogger Adam Brickley about his efforts to get Sarah Palin chosen for Vice President.
    • Samantha Power
      Samantha Power
      Season 4 - Episode 36
      3/17/08
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, Samantha Power.
    • Buzz Aldrin
      Buzz Aldrin
      Season 4 - Episode 98
      7/31/08
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Also, Stephen talks with Slate.com columnist Brendan Koerner about making good environmental purchasing decisions.
    • Ted Daeschler
      Ted Daeschler
      Season 2 - Episode 67
      5/18/06
      8.7
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the Assistant Curator and Chair, Vertebrate Zoology at the Center for Systematic Biology & Evolution, Ted Daeschler!
    • Dr. Craig Venter
      Dr. Craig Venter
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      2/27/07
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of The J. Craig Venter Institute, Dr. Craig Venter
    • Craig Venter
      Craig Venter
      Season 3 - Episode 136
      10/30/07
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the head of Celera and author of A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life, Craig Venter. Also Stephen talks with the communications director at the Center for Responsive Politics Massie Ritch about who is giving money to the Presidential candiates.
    • Al Franken/Dr. Michael Novacek
      Al Franken/Dr. Michael Novacek
      Season 2 - Episode 145
      11/15/06
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Al Franken and paleontologist Dr. Michael Novacek.
    • Rep. Robert Wexler
      Rep. Robert Wexler
      Season 4 - Episode 86
      6/26/08
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes Florida Representative and co-author of Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress, Robert Wexler.
    • David Brooks
      David Brooks
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      2/23/06
      8.7
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, David Brooks!
    • Connie Chung
      Connie Chung
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      3/20/06
      8.7
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes former news anchor, Connie Chung!
    • David Albright
      David Albright
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      2/15/11
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of the Institute for Science and International Security, David Albright.

      Also, Stephen talks with the host of This Week, Christiane Amanpour about the uprising in Egypt.
    • Neil Gaiman
      Neil Gaiman
      Season 5 - Episode 37
      3/16/09
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman. Also, Stephen talks with the senior editor of The New Republic Jonathan Chait about the conservative view of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    • Caroline Kennedy
      Caroline Kennedy
      Season 7 - Episode 52
      4/14/11
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes lawyer and editor of She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems, Caroline Kennedy. Also, Stephen talks with the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission about forming a Super PAC.
    • Tom Hayden
      Tom Hayden
      Season 3 - Episode 85
      6/25/07
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes the founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society, California legislator and author of Ending the War in Iraq, Tom Hayden.
    • Anthony Romero
      Anthony Romero
      Season 2 - Episode 49
      4/18/06
      8.7
      TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the National Director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero!
    • John McWhorter
      John McWhorter
      Season 4 - Episode 110
      8/29/08
      8.7
      Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America, John McWhorter. Also, Stephen talks with former Denver Bronco Terrell Davis about how Barack Obama did during his speech.
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