The Colbert Report - Season 5

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  • John King
    John King
    Episode 1
    1/5/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes CNN anchor John King.
  • Matt Miller
    Matt Miller
    Episode 2
    1/6/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Fortune columnist and author of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity, Matt Miller. Also, Stephen talks with New York Times economic reporter David Leonhardt about Bernie Madoff.
  • Benicio Del Toro
    Benicio Del Toro
    Episode 3
    1/7/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and star of Che, Benicio Del Toro.
  • Lawrence Lessig
    Lawrence Lessig
    Episode 4
    1/8/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Wired columnist and author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, Lawrence Lessig.
  • Anthony Romero
    Anthony Romero
    Episode 5
    1/12/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the executive director ACLU, Anthony Romero.
  • Niall Ferguson
    Niall Ferguson
    Episode 6
    1/13/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, Niall Ferguson.
  • Alan Khazei
    Alan Khazei
    Episode 7
    1/14/09
    8.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and CEO of Be the Change, Inc, Alan Khazei.
  • Shepard Fairey
    Shepard Fairey
    Episode 8
    1/15/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes artist Shepard Fairey Also, Stephen talks with the host of Meet the Press, David Gregory.
  • Frank Rich
    Frank Rich
    Episode 9
    1/19/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist Frank Rich. Also, Christine Ebersol peforms a musical tribute to the outgoing administration.
  • Jabari Asim
    Jabari Asim
    Episode 10
    1/20/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Washington Post columnist and author of What Obama Means: For our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future, Jabari Asim.
  • Elizabeth Alexander
    Elizabeth Alexander
    Episode 11
    1/21/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes poet Elizabeth Alexander. Also, Stephen talks with NBC political director and author of How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election, Chuck Todd.
  • Jon Meacham
    Jon Meacham
    Episode 12
    1/22/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek editor and author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham.
  • Ed Young
    Ed Young
    Episode 13
    1/26/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Pastor Ed Young. Also, Stephen talks with Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science.
  • Philippe Petit
    Philippe Petit
    Episode 14
    1/27/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes high-wire walker and subject of the documentary Man on Wire, Philippe Petit.
  • Denis Dutton
    Denis Dutton
    Episode 15
    1/28/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution, Denis Dutton. Also, Stephen interviews Sir Paul McCartney, promoting his new album Electric Arguments, as part of Better Know a Beatle.
  • John Podesta
    John Podesta
    Episode 16
    1/29/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes former White House Chief of Staff and author of The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country, John Podesta. Also, Stephen talks with Richard Lobb, the director of communications for the National Chicken Council about the shortage of chicken wings.moreless
  • Dan Zaccagnino
    Dan Zaccagnino
    Episode 17
    2/2/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Dan Zaccagnino.
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    2/3/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Lincoln: On Race & Slavery, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin
    Episode 19
    2/4/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes comedian, musician, author, actor and star of The Pink Panther 2, Steve Martin.
  • Jonah Lehrer
    Jonah Lehrer
    Episode 20
    2/5/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer. Also, Stephen talks with New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki.
  • TV on the Radio
    TV on the Radio
    Episode 21
    2/9/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group TV on the Radio.
  • Robert Ballard
    Robert Ballard
    Episode 22
    2/10/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes oceanographer Robert Ballard
  • Steven Pinker
    Steven Pinker
    Episode 23
    2/11/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, Steven Pinker. Also, Stephen talks with Washington D.C. Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton about a bill that would finally allow her (and any future D.C. Reps) to vote in the House.
  • Adam Gopnik
    Adam Gopnik
    Episode 24
    2/12/09
    7.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes New Yorker columnist and author of Angels and Ages, Adam Gopnik.
  • Helen Fisher
    Helen Fisher
    Episode 25
    2/23/09
    7.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief scientific advisor for chemistry.com, anthropology professor and author of Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type, Helen Fisher. Also, Stephen talks with Father James Martin about how the economic crisis is causing a rise in church attendance.
  • Cliff Sloan
    Cliff Sloan
    Episode 26
    2/24/09
    7.9
    Tonight Stephen welcomes former Supreme Court clerk, Slate publisher and co-author of The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court, Cliff Sloan.
  • John Fetterman
    John Fetterman
    Episode 27
    2/25/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, John Fetterman.
  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson
    Episode 28
    2/26/09
    6.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary country music singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson.
  • David Byrne
    David Byrne
    Episode 29
    3/2/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician David Byrne
  • Mark Bittman
    Mark Bittman
    Episode 30
    3/3/09
    7.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times food columnist and author of Food Matters: A Guide To Conscience Eating, Mark Bittman.
  • Carl Wilson
    Carl Wilson
    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.
  • Steven Johnson
    Steven Johnson
    Episode 32
    3/5/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Invention of Air, Steven Johnson. Also, Stephen talks with Jim Cramer about how to make people feel better about the economy.
  • Lisa Hannigan
    Lisa Hannigan
    Episode 33
    3/9/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Lisa Hannigan.
  • Dr. Jay Keasling
    Dr. Jay Keasling
    Episode 34
    3/10/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes microbiologist and member of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Dr. Jay Keasling Also Stephen talks with NASA's associate administrator for space operations Bill Gerstenmaier about the Kepler Probe and other space exploration.
  • Howard Fineman
    Howard Fineman
    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.
  • Peter Singer
    Peter Singer
    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.
  • Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman
    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.
  • David Grann
    David Grann
    Episode 38
    3/17/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann.
  • Juan Cole
    Juan Cole
    Episode 39
    3/18/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Engaging the Muslim World, Juan Cole
  • John McCardell
    John McCardell
    Episode 40
    3/19/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Choose Responsibility, John McCardell
  • Derrick Pitts
    Derrick Pitts
    Episode 41
    3/30/09
    8.0
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts. Also, Stephen talks with Slate columnist Emily Yoffe about the need for narcissism.
  • David Plotz
    David Plotz
    Episode 42
    3/31/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor for slate.com and author of Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, David Plotz.
  • Dambisa Moyo
    Dambisa Moyo
    Episode 43
    4/1/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the former head of Economic Research & Strategy for Sub Saharan Africa at Goldman Sachs and author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, Dambisa Moyo.
  • Biz Stone
    Biz Stone
    Episode 44
    4/2/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone.
  • Rich Lowry
    Rich Lowry
    Episode 45
    4/6/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of Banquo's Ghosts, Rich Lowry. Also, Stephen talks with broadcasting legend Tom Brokaw about President Obama's European trip, and Brokaw's new book and special American Character.
  • Queen Noor
    Queen Noor
    Episode 46
    4/7/09
    8.9
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Jordan's Queen Noor.
  • Phil Bronstein
    Phil Bronstein
    Episode 47
    4/8/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor at large for the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein.
  • Bart Ehrman
    Bart Ehrman
    Episode 48
    4/9/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Bible expert and author of Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them), Bart Ehrman.
  • Susie Orbach
    Susie Orbach
    Episode 49
    4/14/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes psychotherapist and author of Bodies, Susie Orbach. Also, Stephen talks with NASA's Deputy Chief, Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center, Sunita Williams about the naming of the new node on the International Space Station.
  • Jim Lehrer
    Jim Lehrer
    Episode 50
    4/15/09
    8.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor of PBS' NewsHour and author of Oh, Jonny, Jim Lehrer.
  • Doug Kmiec
    Doug Kmiec
    Episode 51
    4/16/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the former head of the Office of Legal Council for both President Reagan and George Bush Sr., and author of Can a Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Questions about Barack Obama, Doug Kmiec. Also, Stephen talks with the associate editor for opendemocracy.net, Kanishk Tharoor.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Episode 52
    4/20/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joe Arpaio. Also, Stephen talks with the second mate of the Maersk Alabama, Ken Quinn.
  • Coach Mike Krzyzewski
    4/21/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen talks with Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
  • Ira Glass
    Ira Glass
    Episode 54
    4/22/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen talks with host of This American Life, Ira Glass.
  • Elizabeth Bintliff
    Elizabeth Bintliff
    Episode 55
    4/23/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the West Africa Program Officer for Heifer International, Elizabeth Bintliff.
  • The Decemberists
    The Decemberists
    Episode 56
    4/27/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Decemberists.
  • Daniel Gross
    Daniel Gross
    Episode 57
    4/28/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation, Daniel Gross.

    Also, Stephen talks with war correspondent Richard Engel.
  • David Kessler
    David Kessler
    Episode 58
    4/29/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes former FDA commissioner and author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, David Kessler.
  • Ethan Nadlemann
    Ethan Nadlemann
    Episode 59
    4/30/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadlemann. Also, Stephen talks with Jonathan Alter about the significance of the President's first 100 days in office.
  • J.J. Abrams
    J.J. Abrams
    Episode 60
    5/4/09
    8.0
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the producer and director of Star Trek, J.J. Abrams.
  • Paul Rieckhoff
    Paul Rieckhoff
    Episode 61
    5/5/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and author of Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington, Paul Rieckhoff. Also, Stephen talks with former Supreme Court clerk and Slate publisher Cliff Sloan.
  • Laurie Garrett
    Laurie Garrett
    Episode 62
    5/6/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist Laurie Garrett.
  • Mitchell Joachim
    Mitchell Joachim
    Episode 63
    5/7/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim.
  • Jeff Daniels
    Jeff Daniels
    Episode 64
    5/11/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Daniels Also, Stephen talks with the vice president of policy at Demos.org, Tamara Draut about credit cart reform.
  • Ron Howard
    Ron Howard
    Episode 65
    5/12/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the producer & director of Angels & Demons, Ron Howard. Also, Stephen talks with the head of Latin American Division of the Council on Foreign Relations, Julia Sweig about Cuba
  • Michael Pollan
    Michael Pollan
    Episode 66
    5/13/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan.
  • Yusuf Islam
    Yusuf Islam
    Episode 67
    5/14/09
    7.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes folk singer Yusuf Islam.
  • Thu, May 15, 2009
    Thu, May 15, 2009
    Episode 67
    5/15/09
    0.0
    Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) discusses his new album "Roadsinger" with Stephen and even performs in the studio.
  • Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain
    Episode 68
    5/18/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes a columnist for thedailybeast.com, Meghan McCain.
  • Walter Kirn
    Walter Kirn
    Episode 69
    5/19/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes theatlantic,com columnist and the author of Lost in the Meritocracy: The Under Education of an Overachiever, Walter Kirn.
  • Seth Shostak
    Seth Shostak
    Episode 70
    5/20/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in California and author of Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientists Search for Extra Terrestrial Life, Seth Shostak. Also Stephen talks with Senator Bob Graham about the CIA torture briefings and whether he and Nancy Pelosi were briefed or not, and also talk about his new book America: the Owner's Manual.moreless
  • Green Day
    Green Day
    Episode 71
    5/21/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group Green day.
  • Senator Byron Dorgan
    6/1/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes North Dakota Senator and author of Reckless!: How Debt, Deregulation, and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America (And How We Can Fix It!), Byron Dorgan. Also, Stephen talks with CNN chief legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin about diversity on the Supreme Court.
  • Katty Kay
    Katty Kay
    Episode 73
    6/2/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist for the BBC and co-author of Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success, Katty Kay.
  • Eric Schlosser
    Eric Schlosser
    Episode 74
    6/3/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-producer of the documentary Food, Inc. Eric Schlosser.
  • Dag Soderberg
    Dag Soderberg
    Episode 75
    6/4/09
    7.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder and creative visionary of the Bible Illuminated, Dag Soderberg.
  • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando
    Stephen visits the troops in Iraq. Stephen goes through basic training. Stephen talks with General Ray Odierno.
  • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando II
    Stephen visits the troops in Iraq. Stephen continues basic training. Stephen talks with Sgt. Robin Balcom and Spec. Tareq Salha.
  • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando III
    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.
  • Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando IV
    Stephen visits the troops in Iraq. Stephen goes for a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Stephen talks with Command Sgt. Major Frank Grippe.
  • Austan Goolsbee
    Austan Goolsbee
    Episode 80
    6/15/09
    8.0
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the head of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Austan Goolsbee.
  • Jim Rogers
    Jim Rogers
    Episode 81
    6/16/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy, Jim Rogers. Also, Stephen talks with Karim Sadjapour, a scholar for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the Iranian elections.
  • Joshua Micah Marshall
    6/17/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the publisher of Talking Points Memo, Joshua Micah Marshall.
  • Paul Muldoon
    Paul Muldoon
    Episode 83
    6/18/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes poet Paul Muldoon. Also, Jeff Goldblum stops by to praise flies and condemn President Obama for killing a fly.
  • Simon Schama
    Simon Schama
    Episode 84
    6/22/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of The American Future: A History, Simon Schama.
  • David Kilcullen
    David Kilcullen
    Episode 85
    6/23/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes military advisor and author of The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One, David Kilcullen. Also, Stephen talks with the former head of the Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean about health care reform.
  • Matthew Crawford
    Matthew Crawford
    Episode 86
    6/24/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes philosopher, mechanic and author of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, Matthew Crawford.
  • Jim Fouratt
    Jim Fouratt
    Episode 87
    6/25/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes gay rights activist Jim Fouratt.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    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!
  • Kevin Mattson
    Kevin Mattson
    Episode 89
    6/30/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of 'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise,' and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country, Kevin Mattson. Also Stephen with Alexi Lalas about whether Americans should care about soccer.
  • Nicholas Kristof
    Nicholas Kristof
    Episode 90
    7/1/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes a columnist for The New York Times,, Nicholas Kristof.
  • Ed Viesturs
    Ed Viesturs
    Episode 91
    7/2/09
    8.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes mountain climber Ed Viesturs.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2009
    Mon, Jul 13, 2009
    Episode 92
    6/13/09
    0.0
    The Princeton University professor and Noble Prize winning economist Paul Krugman stops in to see if he and Colbert can fix the economy on the Report.
  • Paul Krugman
    Paul Krugman
    Episode 92
    7/13/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes columnist for the New York Times, Paul Krugman.

    Also, Stephen talks with the executive director of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, Paul Rieckhoff.
  • Leymah Gbowee
    Leymah Gbowee
    Episode 93
    7/14/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the executive director of the Women's Peace and Security Network Africa, Leymah Gbowee.
  • Douglas Rushkoff
    Douglas Rushkoff
    Episode 94
    7/15/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes social commentator and author of Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back, Douglas Rushkoff.
  • Edmund Andrews
    Edmund Andrews
    Episode 95
    7/16/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times economic reporter and author of Busted: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown, Edmund Andrews.
  • Bob Park
    Bob Park
    Episode 96
    7/20/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes Princeton physicist and author of Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science, Bob Park. Also, Stephen talks with the founder and executive director of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Geoffrey Canada about civil rights.
  • Dr. Aaron Carroll.
    Dr. Aaron Carroll.
    Episode 97
    7/21/09
    7.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Aaron Carroll.
  • Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson
    Episode 98
    7/22/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor in chief of Wired and author of Free: The Future of a Radical Price, Chris Anderson. Also, Stephen talks with Columbia National Security law professor Matthew Waxman about CIA assassinations.
  • Zev Chafets
    Zev Chafets
    Episode 99
    7/23/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes social critic and author of Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Zev Chafets.
  • Movits!
    Movits!
    Episode 100
    7/27/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group Movits!
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    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.
  • Kevin Baker
    Kevin Baker
    Episode 102
    7/29/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the contibuting editor for Harper's Magazine, Kevin Baker.
  • Kathyrn Bigelow
    Kathyrn Bigelow
    Episode 103
    7/30/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow.
  • Gen. Tony Zinni
    Gen. Tony Zinni
    Episode 104
    8/3/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the former chief analyst for U.S. Central Command and co-author of Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom, General Tony Zinni.
  • Kurt Anderson
    Kurt Anderson
    Episode 105
    8/4/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes columnist for The New Yorker and author of Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America, Kurt Anderson. Also, Stephen talks with Esquire magazine's cocktail historian Dave Wondrich.
  • Kris Kobach
    Kris Kobach
    Episode 106
    8/5/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes law professor and candidate for Kansas' Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. Also, Stephen talks with Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, who is running against Arlen Spector.
  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep
    Episode 107
    8/6/09
    8.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes actress and star of Julie & Julia, Meryl Streep.
  • Senator Barbara Boxer
    Senator Barbara Boxer
    Episode 108
    8/10/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes California Senator and author of Blind Trust, Barbara Boxer.
  • Jonathan Cohn
    Jonathan Cohn
    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.
  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson
    Episode 110
    8/12/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Mark Johnson.
  • Mark Devlin
    Mark Devlin
    Episode 111
    8/13/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes professors of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, Mark Devlin.
  • Bill McKibben
    Bill McKibben
    Episode 112
    8/17/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes environmental journalist Bill McKibben.
  • Robert Wright
    Robert Wright
    Episode 113
    8/18/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes religious scholar and author of The Evolution of God, Robert Wright.
  • Ang Lee
    Ang Lee
    Episode 114
    8/19/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of Taking Woodstock, Ang Lee. Also, Stephen talks with professor of nutrition at NYU and author of Food Politics, Marion Nestle about the sugar shortage.
  • Chris Matthews
    Chris Matthews
    Episode 115
    8/20/09
    8.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews.
  • Cory Booker
    Cory Booker
    Episode 116
    9/14/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker.
  • Christiane Amanpour
    Christiane Amanpour
    Episode 117
    9/15/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour. Also, Stephen talks with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
  • The Flaming Lips
    The Flaming Lips
    Episode 118
    9/16/09
    8.0
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Flaming Lips.
  • Frank Bruni
    Frank Bruni
    Episode 119
    9/17/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the restaurant critic for the New York Times and author of Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater, Frank Bruni.
  • Shai Agassi
    Shai Agassi
    Episode 120
    9/22/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and chief executive of Better Place, Shai Agassi.
  • A.J. Jacobs
    A.J. Jacobs
    Episode 121
    9/23/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, A. J. Jacobs. Also, Stephen talks with documentarian Michael Moore about his film Capitalism: A Love Story.
  • Ken Burns
    Ken Burns
    Episode 122
    9/24/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes documentarian and director of Ken Burns: National Parks - America's Best Idea, Ken Burns.
  • Sheryl WuDunn
    Sheryl WuDunn
    Episode 123
    9/28/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Sheryl WuDunn.
  • Matt Latimer
    Matt Latimer
    Episode 124
    9/29/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes lawyer and speechwriter for President Bush and author of Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor, Matt Latimer.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    Episode 125
    9/30/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes evolutionary biologist and author of The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkins.
  • Dr. Francis Collins
    Dr. Francis Collins
    Episode 126
    10/1/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes geneticist and the director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins.
  • Arne Duncan
    Arne Duncan
    Episode 127
    10/5/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
  • The Mountain Goats
    The Mountain Goats
    Episode 128
    10/6/09
    7.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Mountain Goats Also, Stephen talks with CBS News' chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan.
  • Alison Gopnik
    Alison Gopnik
    Episode 129
    10/7/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes psychologist and author of The Philosophical Baby, Alison Gopnik.
  • Colin Beavan
    Colin Beavan
    Episode 130
    10/8/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes environmental activist and author of No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process, Colin Beavan.
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    Episode 131
    10/12/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes CNN medical reporter and author of Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Also, Stephen talks with the Minister of State for External Affairs of India Shashi Tharoor.
  • Sylvia Earle
    Sylvia Earle
    Episode 132
    10/13/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes marine scientist and author of The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One, Sylvia Earle. Also, Stephen talks with humorist and author of What to Expect When You're Expected: A Fetus's Guide to the First Three Trimesters, David Javerbaum.
  • The RZA
    The RZA
    Episode 133
    10/14/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician and author of The Tao of Wu, The RZA. Also, Stephen talks with Amy Farrell, co-author of The Fat Studies Reader.
  • Jerry Mitchell
    Jerry Mitchell
    Episode 134
    10/15/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist Jerry Mitchell.
  • Mon, Oct 26, 2009
    Mon, Oct 26, 2009
    Episode 135
    10/25/09
    0.0
    Stephen welcomes Princeton Professor Cornel West to the Report to discuss his latest book "Brother West."
  • Cornel West
    Cornel West
    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.
  • Gail Collins
    Gail Collins
    Episode 136
    10/27/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Gail Collins. Also, Stephen talks with Reverend Randall Balmer about the Pope offering the Anglican Church to rejoin the Catholic Church.
  • Brian Cox
    Brian Cox
    Episode 137
    10/28/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes physicist and co-author of Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?), Brian Cox.
  • Bill Simmons
    Bill Simmons
    Episode 138
    10/29/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes ESPN.com columnist and author of The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons. Also, Stephen talks with singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash who is part of a coalition to find out if their music was used to torture.
  • Mon, Nov 2, 2009
    Mon, Nov 2, 2009
    Episode 139
    11/1/09
    0.0
    Nicholas Thompson sits down with Stephen to discuss his new book, "The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War."
  • Nicholas Thompson
    Nicholas Thompson
    Episode 139
    11/2/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes editor for Wired magazine and author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War, Nicholas Thompson. Also, Stephen talks to Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen about the U.S. Speed Skaters losing funding because of their sponsor declaring bankruptcy.
  • Andrew Sullivan
    Andrew Sullivan
    Episode 140
    11/3/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator Andrew Sullivan.
  • Harold Evans
    Harold Evans
    Episode 141
    11/4/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times, Harold Evans. Also, in a special Formidable Opponent, Al Gore joins the debate on global warming.
  • Chief William Bratton
    Chief William Bratton
    Episode 142
    11/5/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes former Chief of Police for Los Angeles, Chief William Bratton. Also, Stephen talks with Olympic Gold Medalist Joey Cheek about Canada not allowing the U.S. Speed Skating team to practice at the Olympic venues.
  • Mon, Nov 9, 2009
    Mon, Nov 9, 2009
    Episode 143
    11/8/09
    0.0
    Tom Campbell, the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art stops by the Report to check in with Stephen.
  • Thomas Campbell
    Thomas Campbell
    Episode 143
    11/9/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of the New York Metropolitan Museum, Thomas Campbell.
  • Maria Shriver
    Maria Shriver
    Episode 144
    11/10/09
    7.9
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the first lady of California and philanthropist Maria Shriver. Also, Stephen talks with journalist Karim Sadjadpour about an Iranian math student who challenged the Ayatollah.
  • Christopher Caldwell
    Christopher Caldwell
    Episode 145
    11/11/08
    8.5
    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.
  • Christopher Caldwell
    Christopher Caldwell
    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.
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson
    Episode 146
    11/12/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and star of The Messenger, Woody Harrelson.
  • Paul Goldberger
    Paul Goldberger
    Episode 147
    11/16/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes architecture critic and author of Why Architecture Matters, Paul Goldberger.
  • Malcolm Gladwell
    Malcolm Gladwell
    Episode 148
    11/17/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, Malcolm Gladwell. Also, Stephen talks with the co-founder of Free The Children Marc Kielburger about child labor.
  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jones
    Episode 149
    11/18/09
    7.8
    Tonight Stephen welcomes singer/songwriter Norah Jones.
  • Elvis Costello
    Elvis Costello
    Episode 150
    11/19/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Elvis Costello. Also, Stephen talks with the founder of GobalSecurity.org John Pike about the AK-47.
  • Cevin Soling
    Cevin Soling
    Episode 151
    11/30/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of the documentary The War on Kids, Cevin Soling. Also, Stephen talks with Professor Dan Esty about the climate change e-mail scandal.
  • Sherman Alexie
    Sherman Alexie
    Episode 152
    12/1/09
    8.2
    Tonight Stephen welcomes poet and author of War Dances, Sherman Alexie. Also, Stephen talks with Brother Guy Consolmango, curator of meteorites at the Vatican Astronomical Observatory about the Catholic Church's conference on the possibility of alien life.
  • Craig Watkins
    Craig Watkins
    Episode 153
    12/2/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the District Attorney for Dallas County, Texas, Craig Watkins.
  • Janet Napolitano
    Janet Napolitano
    Episode 154
    12/3/09
    8.5
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.
  • Bill T. Jones
    Bill T. Jones
    Episode 155
    12/7/09
    8.1
    Tonight Stephen welcomes the director and choreographer of the Broadway musical Fela!, Bill T. Jones.
  • Andy Schlafly
    Andy Schlafly
    Episode 156
    12/8/09
    8.3
    Tonight Stephen welcomes lawyer and founder of Conservapedia, Andy Schlafly. Also, Stephen talks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
  • Matt Taibbi
    Matt Taibbi
    Episode 157
    12/9/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes contributing editor for Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi.
  • Lara Logan
    Lara Logan
    Episode 158
    12/10/09
    8.6
    Tonight Stephen welcomes CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan.
  • Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg
    Episode 159
    12/14/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper & actor Snoop Dogg. Also, Stephen talks with U.S. Speedskater Katherine Reutter.
  • Alicia Keys
    Alicia Keys
    Episode 160
    12/15/09
    8.4
    Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Alicia Keys.
  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw
    Episode 161
    12/16/09
    8.7
    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist Tom Brokaw.
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