The Colbert Report

Season 1 Episode 18

Rev. Al Sharpton

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Nov 15, 2005 on Comedy Central
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  • Stephen interviews Reverend Al Sharpton.

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    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from a the bombings in Jordan to country music.

    Stephen starts off the show by speaking about a wedding in Japan, involving one of the members of the royal family.

    Stephen moves on, a little bit, to tonight's edition of "The Word", which is "The Orient". President Bush is currently touring Japan, trying to get away from all of the critics, according to Stephen. Stephen offers some tips to President Bush, so that he can make for a good diplomatic trip.

    Stephen then talks about Korean scientists cloning a dog. He decides to somehow turn this into another piece on reincarnation, called "Bring 'Em Back or Leave 'Em Dead". First up was Sun Xu, author of The Art of War, who the audience decided to bring back, along with the second person, Kim Shi Hwan, who built the Great Wall of China. The audience didn't seem to interested in bring back the 1980s music group, Asia, however.

    Back from commercial, Stephen welcomes tonight's guest, the Reverend Al Sharpton. They talked about the 2004 election, the war in Iraq, and his protest from several years ago.

    Back from commercial, Stephen talks a little bit about torture, a "tool" President Bush and Dick Cheney don't want to lose. Stephen decides to have a debate about torture... with himself in a segment called "Formidable Opponent".

    I have to admit that the interview, of all things, was the best segment. I enjoy Al Sharpton, and this interview was really funny after the first minute or so.
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