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The Colbert Report

Season 4 Episode 153

Roland Fryer

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Dec 01, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Roland Fryer
Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer. Also, Stephen talks with Khaled Hosseini about what needs to be done in Afghanistan.
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      • Stephen: Nation, there is only one way to stop Kanye's arrogance ... and that is with my arrogance!

      • Stephen: Tonight: I check in on the war in Afghanistan. I can't wait to see how it's fixed itself while I haven't been paying attention. Then: Who's on my naughty list? Hint: It's just the phone book with my name crossed out. I'm kidding. I'm not in the phone book. And my guest professor Ronald Fryer is an economist studying whether cash incentives inspire students to improve their grades. I'll say yes if he pays me. I'm back from Thanksgiving break, now you have something to be thankful for. This is the Colbert Report.

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