The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 149

Malcolm Gladwell

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Nov 17, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell. Also, Stephen talks with the host of Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw about the important cabinet positions to be filled by Barack Obama.

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      • Stephen: My guest tonight says he knows why certain people become successful. Me too, it's called trustfunds!

      • Stephen: Tonight: Obama chooses his cabinet. First he's measuring the drapes now he's picking a cabinet? The guy sure loves to decorate. Then: A new war is tearing our country apart. Please let it be the Eskimos vs the handicapped. Then author Malcolm Gladwell says he knows why certain people become successful. It involves writing a best selling book about how people become successful. If your Colbert Report last more than a half hour, consult your physician. This is the Colbert Report.

      • Stephen: Is that just another way of saying you didn't pass the vetting process?
        Tom Brokaw: That's true as well.
        Stephen: So they found something dark in your past?
        Tom: Well, homicide. I don't know why that would have anything to do with it.
        Stephen: Obama says he wants to have people who disagree with him in his cabinet. Why would a President want that? Don't you want toadies and yes men all around you?
        Tom: Well it works in television, so why wouldn't it work in government after all.

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