The Colbert Report - Season 8

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  • The Colbert Report 09/26/2012
  • The Colbert Report 09/25/2012
  • The Colbert Report 09/20/2012
    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 09/19/2012
    9/19/12
    4.0

    Tonight Stephen looks atcontroversial comments made by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama.

    In the segement "The Word", Stephen tells the audience what Romney won't do instead of what he will do.

    Special guest and master violinistItzhak Perlman performs.

  • The Colbert Report 09/18/2012
    9/18/12
    8.5

    Tonight Stephen takes issue with the new USA Today logo. Afterwards, he focuses on the Romney's campaign's attempt to downplay a damaging recording of Romney.

    In the second segment of "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger", Stephen praises Apple for rounded corners and condemns US Weekly and Life &Style magazines for their conflicting style opinions.

    Special guest Jeffery Toobin discusses the relationship that Obama has with the Supreme Court.

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  • The Colbert Report 09/17/2012
  • The Colbert Report 09/07/2012
    9/7/12
    8.3

    After briefly discussing the MTV Music Video Awards, Stephen focuses on the Democratic Convention.

  • The Colbert Report 09/06/2012
    9/6/12
    7.8

    Stephen takes a look at Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic Convention and previews Obama's speech.

    In the second segment, the Democrat's position on the state of Jerusalem is examined.

    Special guest Gov. Bill Richardson arrives and talks with Stephen about the ongoing Democratic Convention.

  • The Colbert Report 09/05/2012
  • The Colbert Report 09/04/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/31/2012
  • The Colbert Report 8-16-2012
    8.0
    "Political satirist Stephen Colbert takes on cable-news pundits in this show, which centers around his essential rightness about the issues of the day. Colbert portrays a caricature of conservative political pundits often seen on TV. The show is known for coming up with new words that enter the lexicon, perhaps most notably ``truthiness.\'\'moreless
  • The Colbert Report 08/30/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/29/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/28/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/16/2012
    8/16/12
    7.0
    Musical group The Flaming Lips.
  • The Colbert Report 08/15/2012
    8/15/12
    6.8

    Day three of StephestColbchella 012 RocktAugustFest. Stephen takes a closer look at the home of his concert series, the USS Intrepid.

    The 2012 US Women's Gymnastic Team arrives for temporary interships.

    Special guest Santigold sits with Stephen for an interview on the USS Intrepid before performing.

  • The Colbert Report 08/14/2012
    8/14/12
    6.8

    Special guest and musician Grizzly Bear arrives on the show.

  • The Colbert Report 08/13/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/09/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/08/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/07/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/06/2012
  • The Colbert Report 08/01/2012
    8/1/12
    8.0

    The Healthcare debate continues as Stephen talks about the first daythat companies are required to givebirth control to it's employees.

    On tonight's Sport Report, Stephen looks at the Olympics and the U.S. women's gymnatics team.

    Special guest and NASA astronaut John Grunsfelddiscusses the August 6th landing of the Mars rover Curiosity.

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  • The Colbert Report 08/02/2012
  • The Colbert Report 07/31/2012
  • The Colbert Report 07/30/2012
  • The Colbert Report 07/25/2012
  • The Colbert Report 07/26/2012
    7/26/12
    7.5

    Tonight Stephen talks about the beginning of the 2012 London Olympic Games and takes a detailed look at the games in The Sport Report.

    Chick-fil-a is the focus of the second segement about the nation's ongoing culture war over homosexual marriage.

    British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott is the special guest and talks about the relationship Britain has with the United States.

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  • The Colbert Report 07/24/2012
  • The Colbert Report 7/23/2012
    7/23/12
    0.0
    Documentarian Vikram Gandhi stops by to discuss his spiritual guru film "Kumare."
  • The Colbert Report 7/18/2012
    7/18/12
    0.0
    Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker discusses being one of the first openly gay mayors.
  • Mon, Jul 16, 2012
    Mon, Jul 16, 2012
    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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  • The Colbert Report 06/28/2012
    6/28/12
    8.7

    On tonight's episode, Stephen jumps right in on the story of the week: Anne Curry leaving The Today Show. He then discusses a secondary story about Obamacare being upheld by the Supreme Court.

    In the second segment, Emily Balezon fromSlate Magazine explains how Obamacare was passed, what it's about and what could be done about it.

    Special guest Aaron Sorkin arrives and talks about his new drama show The Newsroom.

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  • The Colbert Report 06/27/2012
    6/27/12
    8.0

    Tonight Stephen talks about the money flowing into the Republican and Democratic parties for this year's election. Later in the show, he discusses June being Gay Pride Month and the effect it's having on his Oreos.

    Special guest Melinda Gates arrives and educates Stephen on her charitable foundation.

  • The Colbert Report 06/26/2012
    6/26/12
    7.0

    Stephen takes a look at the Supreme Court's ruling against the immigration law in Arizona. Later, he dicusses the perception of lesbian themes in Pixar's movie Brave.

    In the second segment, the focus goes on Dish Network and the choice of blocking commercials.

    Special guest Richard Ford talks to Steven about his new novel Canada.

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  • The Colbert Report 06/25/2012
    6/25/12
    7.3

    Tonight Stephen discusses Obamacare and the waiting game. On "The Word", Florida's Governor gets a dressing down for being too happy in an election year.

    Sports writer Frank Deford talks with Stephen about his career as a sports writer.

  • Tue, Jul 17, 2012
    Tue, Jul 17, 2012
    Episode 407
    7/17/12
    9.0
    Nas performs a song from his new album, "Life is Good."
  • The Colbert Report 06/21/2012
    6/21/12
    8.0

    Tonight Stephen takes a lookat the causes and effects of the Arab Spring.

    Later in the second segement, Stephen updates the Colbert Nation on becoming the spokesperson for Sweden's official Twitter page.

    Special Guest Lawrence Krauss joins Stephen and discusses how the universe came from nothing.

  • The Colbert Report 06/20/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/19/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/18/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/14/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/13/2012
    6/13/12
    7.5

    A curious attempt of Niagara Falls, NY to attract tourists opens the show, and has Stephen looking in greater detail at the Rust Belt.

    In the second segment, Stephen takes a look at the latest threat to the United States: Orangutans with iPads.

    Special guest Gregg Allman joins Stephen in the third segment.

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  • The Colbert Report 06/12/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/11/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/07/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/06/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/05/2012
  • The Colbert Report 06/04/2012
  • Thu, May 31, 2012
    Thu, May 31, 2012
    Episode 298
    8.0
    Author Jack Hitt talks about his new book "Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character."
  • The Colbert Report 05/30/2012
    5/30/12
    8.0

    A Mexican cartel burns down PepsiCo, gay bars blacklist bachelorettes, Mitt Romney breaks into iPhone apps, Robert Mugabe heads global tourism, and Alan Alda talks science.

  • The Colbert Report 05/29/2012
    5/29/12
    7.0

    After a two week vacation, Stephen returns to talk about the latest news and his inclusion on Maxim's Hot 100 list.

  • The Colbert Report 05/10/2012
  • The Colbert Report 05/09/2012
    5/9/12
    8.0

    Stephen takes a look at President Obama's stand on homosexual marriage and the threat it represents. Afterwards, he takes a look at the threats threatening America.

    In the second segment, Stephen looks at the Wisconsin recall election and Republicans running as Democrats.

    Dr. Francis Collins talks with Stephen about obesity in the United States.

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  • The Colbert Report 05/08/2012
  • The Colbert Report 05/07/2012
    5/7/12
    7.5

    On tonight's show, Stephen begins with a how much money the Super PACs are making and where those dollars are going.

    In the second segment, Stephen speaks on the late author Maurice Sendak.

    The final segment has special guest Michelle Alexander. She and Stephen discuss racial discrimination within the United States.

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  • The Colbert Report 04/30/2012
  • The Colbert Report 04/26/2012
  • The Colbert Report 04/25/2012
  • The Colbert Report 04/24/2012
  • The Colbert Report 04/23/2012
    4/23/12
    8.5

    Tonight Steven looks at the attacks on Romney by the administration. He brings out "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger" and talks on finding that special someone by scent.

    In the second segment, Steven discusses "cookiegate" and what Romney and Obama do with dogs.

    Tonight's guest is Dr. Don McElroy, who talks about text books in Texas.

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  • May 03, 2012 - Lena Dunham
    7.5
    Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign and backs Mitt Romney, Stephen tracks a Super PAC rival, Buzz Aldrin presents a space award, and writer Lena Dunham talks Girls.
  • Wed, May 2, 2012
    Wed, May 2, 2012
    Episode 246
    7.5
    Professor Jonathan Haidt discusses politics and moral intuition as explored in his new book "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion."
  • Tue, May 1, 2012
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Episode 245
    8.0
    Former British diplomat Carne Ross shares highlights from his book "The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century."
  • The Colbert Report 04/19/2012
  • The Colbert Report 04/18/2012
    4/18/12
    8.0

    Stephen takes a look who will become Romney's Vice Presidential pick. He then talks about the joys and failure of abstinence.

    In the second segment, Stephen talks about the National Geographic Channel and it's new show Doomsday Preppers.

    In the third segment, Arianna Huffington arrives and talks with Stephen about the Huffington Post winning a Pulitzer.

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  • The Colbert Report 04/17/2012
    4/17/12
    7.0
    Stephen Colbert begins the show with a report on presidential candidate, Mitt Romney's daily pranks, and segues to a discussion on how insects contribute to the food coloring industry. Later, American journalist Jonah Lehrer talks about creativity in America, just after a report on drug addicted chickens that are addicted to Starbuck's coffee.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/16/2012
    4/16/12
    7.5
    Stephen Colbert begins the show with a report on prostitution and the Secret Service during a summit in Columbia, and segues to a discussion on Newt Gingrich's affiliation with the National Rifle Association.. Later, American musician, Bonnie Raitt, performs a song from her new album, Slipstream, live and in front of Colbert's studio audience.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/12/2012
    4/12/12
    7.3

    Stephen takes a look Romney's appeal toward women, or lack thereof. He also looks forward to the end of the world if Romney doesn't win the Presidency.

    In the second segment, Stephen is happy that the Cold War might be back on rumors that a large number of Congressional Democrats are Communists.

    Special guest James Cameron joins Stephen in the last segment. They discuss his epic journey to the lowest point of the Earth; the Marianas Trench.

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  • The Colbert Report 04/11/2012
    4/11/12
    7.8
    Host Stephen Colbert welcomes a very special guest star when First Lady Michelle Obama agrees to visit the show. Obama discusses a range of serious and humorous issues. Colbert also analyzes the strangeness of having secret service agents in his studio and interviews a Marine about the trouble with identifying facial expressions.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/10/2012
    4/10/12
    8.0
    Stephen Colbert begins the show with a report on Rick Santorum's withdrawal from the presidential election, and segues to an EPA report on clean coal regulations in Middle America. Later, Colbert pays tribute to feminine heroes, just before ending the show with an interview with Professor Richard Hersh, who talks about post-graduate schools.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/09/2012
    4/9/12
    7.5
    Stephen Colbert heads to Australia where they have their own version of the Easter Bunny, and Colbert speculates on who he thinks Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate. Later, a former VP of General Motors sits down with Colbert to talk about the auto industry, right before a report on German senior citizens depresses the show's host.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/05/2012
    4/5/12
    7.5
    Stephen Colbert starts with a report on falling unemployment numbers in the United States. A mailbox thief advances on Colbert's "Very Wanted" list, and a Hells Angel biker gives viewers some suggestions on how to commute to work on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The show ends with American author, Anne Rice, discussing werewolves in her new book.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/04/2012
    4/4/12
    7.5
    Stephen Colbert wins the Peabody award for his Super PAC ad parodies, and Governor Nikki Haley sends Colbert on a special quest. The show also heads to Quaker Oats headquarters to negotiate a new face for their brands. The episode ends with a segment on Mitt Romney's appeal to Latin voters.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 04/03/2012
    4/3/12
    7.0

    Stephen takes a look at SuperPacs and how some state governments are wanting to make them disclose their donors. Trevor Potts stops by to lend Stephen a legal hand.

    It's primary night, Stephen takes a look at Santorum and his comments on history classes in college.

    The special guest is South Carolina Govenor Nikki Haley. She brings Stephen a little gift and talks about the economics of South Carolina.

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  • The Colbert Report 04/02/2012
    4/2/12
    0.0

    Tonight, Steven discusses colleges and how they are joining in the cause by emulating his SuperPac. He then takes a look at the troubled beef industry.

    In the second segment, Yahweh or No Way, Steven condemns Las Vegas but approves gambling for the Lord. The Pope going to Cuba is scrutinized but approved.

    Last, Gov. Gary Johnson joins Steven and talks about legalizing marijuana.

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  • Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    Episode 139
    8/15/12
    0.0
    "StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest" continues with a performance by Santigold.
  • The Colbert Report 3/29/12
    3/29/12
    7.0

    Colbert discusses the Mega Millions Lottery, Rick Santorum in Wisconsin and how SuperPacs are growing in the US. Stephen also does an in depth look at Mitt Romney and his attempts to talk with Wisconisn voters. Stephen also interviews Peter Beinart on the topic of Israel.

  • The Colbert Report 03/28/2012
    3/28/12
    7.5

    Colbert takes a look at the Supreme Court hearing on Obamacare. Emily Bazelon from Slate discusses the recent court hearings.
    Later, Stephen discusses the rift between the young voters and the GOP.
    Mark Ruffalo is the guest in the third segment. He takes up the argument against fracking.

  • The Colbert Report 03/27/2012
    3/27/12
    8.0

    Gun sales are going up in the United States, and Stephen blames Obama for not doing anything about gun control. Colbert takes a look at racial prejudice and a pill that supposedly can cure it. Colbert praises the man that gave Dick Cheney his new heart; himself.

    In the second segment, Stephen talks about eating and how Tacocopter might be the cure.

    In the third segment, Stephen welcomes Charles Murray and discusses the state of White America.

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  • The Colbert Report 03/26/2012
    3/26/12
    8.7

    Stephen discusses Global Warming, the Trayvon Martin killing, GOP race and discussing evolution and chromosomes with Dr. David Page.

  • The Colbert Report 03/15/2012
    3/15/12
    8.7
    Stephen Colbert begins the show with a discussion on geriatric jihadists and their roles in American society, and segues to a report presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, who decides to speak to voters in layman's terms. Later, American journalist Dexter Filkins gives Colbert a lesson on international relations, discussing how America relies on other countries.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 03/14/2012
    3/14/12
    8.0
    The Colbert Report episode on 03/14/2012 includes Stephen's interviews with Muppet Kermit the Frog and Mark McKinnon, the founder of the political group No Labels which seeks to limit government. Colbert opens the show with his defense of Goldman Sachs calling their customers Muppets, as well as Rick Santorum's suspicion of teleprompters.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 03/13/2012
    3/13/12
    8.7
    The Colbert Report 03/13/2012 from the Comedy Central channel includes an interview with musician Andrew Bird about his album "The Mysterious Production of Eggs," as well as a performance of his "Eyeoneye." Stephen also discusses Seattle's Pop Conference, Pat Robertson, the Republican primary season and the new reality TV show "Shahs on Sunset" about Muslim-Americans.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 03/12/2012
    3/12/12
    8.7
    Stephen Colbert investigates how blue-collar Republican Party leaders indulged themselves during a primary in the Deep South, and political strategist, Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, gives his ideas on how his party will win the election. Later, journalist, Katherine Boo, heads to India for a report on poverty and what life is like in a Mumbai slum.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 03/08/2012
    3/8/12
    8.3
    The Colbert Report episode on 03/08/2012 included musical guests Don Fleming, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris performing two songs, "Good Night Irene" and "Good Old Mountain Dew," and discussing a new, free folk music website. Stephen also takes issue with presidential candidate Herman Cain's PAC ad and TV commentator Eric Bolling's solution to gas prices.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 03/07/2012
    3/7/12
    8.3
    Stephen Colbert gets ready for the Republican Party's Super Tuesday results by organizing a tailgate party in Florida, and later, American author, Jonathan Safran Foer, educates Colbert on traditions during Passover. The show also focuses on Attorney General, Erik Holder's stance on due process, junk food, the Patriot Act and psychiatrists.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 03/06/2012
    3/6/12
    8.7
    Host Stephen Colbert honors Super Tuesday with a lavish tailgating party. He also covers recent news items, including the redefinition of "due process" by Attorney General Holder and the changing dimensions of popular candy bars. The guest star, author Jonathan Safran Foer, talks with Colbert about the celebration of Passover.
  • The Colbert Report 03/05/2012
    3/5/12
    8.7
    The Colbert Report episode on 03/05/2012 from the Comedy Central network includes Stephen singing "Summertime" with Audra McDonald from the Broadway production of "Porgy and Bess." Colbert also discusses the upcoming Super Tuesday primary with Mitt Romney expected to cement the Republican nomination, and defends Rush Limbaugh right to call Sandra Fluke a slut.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 2/29/2012
    2/29/12
    8.0
    Willam Shatner swings by the studio to talk about his new Broadway show "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It."
  • The Colbert Report 02/29/2012
    2/29/12
    8.3
    The Colbert Report 02/29/2012 from the Comedy Central network includes an interview with actor William Shatner about his latest project, the Broadway production of his one-man show "Shatner's World." Stephen also discusses male contraception in Kansas, tipping, help for the poor and the inevitable nomination of Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/28/2012
    2/28/12
    8.0
    Employment law expert Ross Eisenbrey discusses labor policy issues with Stephen.
  • The Colbert Report 03/01/2012
    3/1/12
    8.0
    In the satirical weekly news show, host Stephen Colbert covers a story about a Florida high school teacher who landed in hot water for encouraging students to vote. Colbert also analyzes recent news surrounding Jeb Bush. Guest star Claire Danes discusses her tough role as a CIA officer in the TV series Homeland.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/28/2012
    2/28/12
    8.3
    The Colbert Report 02/28/12 from the Comedy Central channel celebrates reaching its 1,000 show. Guests include Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute discusses the sharp rise of unpaid internships in the workforce and the negative effects on the economy. Other topics include rising gas prices and criticism of the Girl Scouts.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/27/2012
    2/27/12
    8.7
    The Colbert Report 02/27/2012 from the Comedy Central network includes an interview with the king of Otuam, Peggielene Bartels. Stephen discusses this year's Oscar ceremony and reviews the films "The Artist," "The Separation" and "The Lorax." He also dissects the political campaigns of Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/23/2012
  • The Colbert Report 02/22/2012
    2/22/12
    7.3
    Stephen Colbert celebrates lent by letting go one of the things that he's most passionate about, and the host heads to Target to find out why stores stalk up on maxi-pads during certain times of the month. Colbert also plays footage of Senator Nancy Pelosi's strong objection to Super PACs in Washington DC.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/15/2012
    2/15/12
    8.5
    Stephen Colbert reports on the Catholic Church's opposition to President Obama's stance on birth control, and journalist, William J. Broad, heads to a yoga class to see what the fuss is all about. Colbert also covers a gay marriage that took place in Seattle, WA, and the large Tea Party activist protest that soon followed.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/14/2012
    2/14/12
    7.5
    The Colbert Report episode on 02/14/2012 includes an interview with William Broad, reporter with The New York Times, about the health risks and sexual benefits of yoga practice. Colbert also discusses current events such as the Transportation Safety Board recommending no cell phones in cars, and a birth control mandate for Catholic groups.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/13/2012
    2/13/12
    7.5
    Host Stephen Colbert covers news surrounding the government's latest regulations on woodworking, as well as updating audiences on his ongoing "Ice Cream War" with TV host and comedian Jimmy Fallon. The guest star is Bill McKibben, an environmentalist author who discusses the realities and myths of the global warming crisis.
  • The Colbert Report 02/02/2012
    2/2/12
    7.5
    The Colbert Report from February 2, 2012 begins with Steven Colbert saying that the groundhog saw his shadow. Colbert also talks about his displeasure how 22 people donated over 67 million dollars toward the election campaign. Also discussed was the legal troubles of Newt Gingrich. Gingrich is reportedly being sued for copyright law infringement because of his use of Survivor's song called "Eye of the Tiger" during his rallies. Colbert's guest, CNN International host Christiane Amanpour, discusses the threat of war between Iran and Israel and the threat Iran developing nuclear weapons.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 02/01/2012
    2/1/12
    7.0
    Stephen Colbert reports on Mitt Romney's narrow win over Newt Gingrich in the Florida primaries, and activist, Ameena Matthews, takes to the streets to end gang violence in New York City. Colbert also creates "Americone Dream's 2012", a mock election package that can guarantee a favorable outcome for both political parties.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 01/31/2012
    1/31/12
    8.3
    Host Stephen Colbert reports on Governor Sarah Palin's, strange endorsement of Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. Tea party activists from Tennessee try to remove all references of slavery from high school text books, and European singer, Bjork, guest stars, playing her new wave music in Colbert's studio.
  • The Colbert Report 01/30/2012
    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
  • The Colbert Report 01/26/2012
    1/26/12
    8.6
    The Colbert Report episode on 1/26/2012 includes a visit from actress Drew Barrymore to promote her film "Big Miracle" and reminisce about working with Steven Spielberg. Stephen also covers the Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as the Florida primary nears, as well as Fox News' Sean Hannity and his "Great American Panel" segment.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 01/25/2012
    1/25/12
    8.0
    The Colbert Report episode on 1/25/2012 includes Stephen's interview with popular NPR host Terry Gross about her 25th anniversary on "Fresh Air." Colbert also covers President Obama's State of the Union address, as well as the Republican rebuttal response. He also shares his grim children's tales with author Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are").moreless
  • The Colbert Report 01/24/2012
    1/24/12
    8.5
    The Colbert Report episode on 1/24/2012 includes Stephen's discussion with children's author Maurice Sendak about the deeper meaning of "Where the Wild Things Are." Colbert also debates Obama's health care reform with Andrew Sullivan from The Daily Beast. He also covers the GOP debates and candidate Rick Santorum's conflict with an elderly voter.moreless
  • The Colbert Report 01/23/2012
    1/23/12
    8.6
    The Colbert Report 01/23/2012 from the Comedy Central channel includes an interview with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, author of "The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics." Stephen also pokes fun at Herman Cain's South Carolina rally and argues with "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart about the Colbert Super PAC.moreless
  • Mon, Jan 9, 2012
    Mon, Jan 9, 2012
    Episode 40
    1/9/12
    8.5
    Melissa Harris-Perry, author of "Sister Citizen," discusses black women in America.
  • Thu, Jan 5, 2012
    Thu, Jan 5, 2012
    Episode 39
    1/5/12
    8.3
    Businessman and philanthropist Steve Case talks about the importance of America's small businesses.
  • Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Episode 38
    1/4/12
    8.5
    Journalist John Heilemann discusses his book "Game Change" about the 2008 presidential election.
  • Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    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.
  • Thu, Dec 15, 2011
    Thu, Dec 15, 2011
    Episode 36
    12/15/11
    8.0
    Daniel Craig discusses his role in the upcoming thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
  • Wed, Dec 14, 2011
    Wed, Dec 14, 2011
    Episode 35
    12/14/11
    7.8
    General Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, talks about the role of the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    Episode 34
    12/13/11
    8.0
    Author and journalist Mark Whitaker discusses tracing the story of his parents in his book "My Long Trip Home."
  • Mon, Dec 12, 2011
    Mon, Dec 12, 2011
    Episode 33
    12/12/11
    8.0
    Samuel L. Jackson talks about playing Martin Luther King Jr. on Broadway in "The Mountaintop."
  • Thu, Dec 8, 2011
    Thu, Dec 8, 2011
    Episode 32
    12/8/11
    8.0
    Former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff sits down with Stephen to talk about his new memoir "Capital Punishment."
  • Wed, Dec 7, 2011
    Wed, Dec 7, 2011
    Episode 31
    12/7/11
    7.5
    David Hallberg, Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, talks to Stephen about his art.
  • Tue, Dec 6, 2011
    Tue, Dec 6, 2011
    Episode 30
    12/6/11
    8.3
    Rock duo The Black Keys perform a song off their new album "El Camino."
  • Mon, Dec 5, 2011
    Mon, Dec 5, 2011
    Episode 29
    12/5/11
    8.0
    NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson discusses his new racing game "Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine."
  • Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    Episode 28
    12/1/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes billionaire Richard Branson.

    Also, Stephen debates the merits of SOPA with the former head of Mercury Records Danny Goldberg and internet law Professor Jonathan Zittrain.

  • Stephen Sondheim
    Stephen Sondheim
    Episode 27
    11/30/11
    8.5

    Tonight Stephen welcomes lyricist and author of Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany, Stephen Sondheim.

  • Tinariwen
    Tinariwen
    Episode 26
    11/29/11
    8.8

    Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group Tinariwen.

  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
    11/28/11
    8.2

    Tonight Stephen welcomes cancer researcher and author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography about Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee.

  • Susan Orlean
    Susan Orlean
    Episode 24
    11/17/11
    8.7

    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, Susan Orlean.

  • Chris Matthews
    Chris Matthews
    Episode 23
    11/16/11
    8.6

    Tonight Stephen welcomes MSNBC host and author of Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, Chris Matthews.

  • Elijah Wood
    Elijah Wood
    Episode 22
    11/15/11
    8.2

    Tonight Stephen introduces us to Jimmy Justice and welcomes movie star Elijah Wood from Happy Feet Two (2011).

  • Thomas Thwaites
    Thomas Thwaites
    Episode 21
    11/14/11
    8.5

    Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attmpt to Build a Simple Electronic Appliace from Scratch, Thomas Thwaites.

  • Brian Eno
    Brian Eno
    Episode 20
    11/10/11
    8.6

    Tonight Stephen welcomes composer Brian Eno.

  • Father Jim Martin
    Father Jim Martin
    Episode 19
    11/9/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes Jesuit priest and author of Between Heavan and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, Father Jim Martin.

  • Seth Meyers
    Seth Meyers
    Episode 18
    11/8/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes comedian Seth Meyers.

  • Niall Ferguson
    Niall Ferguson
    Episode 17
    11/7/11
    8.2

    Tonight Stephen welcomes history professor and author of Civilization: The West and the Rest, Niall Ferguson.

  • Nathan Wolfe
    Nathan Wolfe
    Episode 16
    11/3/11
    8.5

    Tonight Stephen welcomes biology professor and author of The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, Nathan Wolfe.

  • Michael Pollan
    Michael Pollan
    Episode 15
    11/2/11
    8.5

    Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, Michael Pollan

  • Yo-Yo Ma
    Yo-Yo Ma
    Episode 14
    11/1/11
    8.6

    Tonight Stephen welcomes world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

  • Neil MacGregor
    Neil MacGregor
    Episode 13
    10/31/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes art historian and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor

  • Toby Keith
    Toby Keith
    Episode 12
    10/27/11
    7.8

    Tonight Stephen welcomes country music superstar Toby Keith.

  • Taylor Branch
    Taylor Branch
    Episode 11
    10/26/11
    8.6

    Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of the e-book The Cartel, Taylor Branch.

  • Susan Saladoff
    Susan Saladoff
    Episode 10
    10/25/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes the director of the documentary Hot Coffee, Susan Saladoff.

  • Jon Huntsman
    Jon Huntsman
    Episode 9
    10/24/11
    7.8

    Tonight Stephen welcomes Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman.

  • Coldplay
    Coldplay
    Episode 8
    10/20/11
    7.5

    Tonight Stephen welcomes the band Coldplay.

  • Ali Soufan
    Ali Soufan
    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.

  • Steven Pinker
    Steven Pinker
    Episode 6
    10/18/11
    8.3

    Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Steven Pinker.

  • Harry Belafonte
    Harry Belafonte
    Episode 5
    10/17/11
    8.2

    Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte.

  • Lt. Colonel Jason Amerine
    10/6/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes Green Beret, Lt. Colonel Jason Amerine.

  • Black Star
    Black Star
    Episode 3
    10/5/11
    8.2

    Tonight Stephen welcomes rappers Mos Def & Talib Kweli.

  • John Lithgow
    John Lithgow
    Episode 2
    10/4/11
    8.4

    Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and author of Drama: An Actor's Education, John Lithgow.

    Also, Stephen talks with Rick Davis about who the Republicans are finally going to support.

  • Jerome Groopman
    Jerome Groopman
    Episode 1
    10/3/11
    8.5

    Tonight Stephen welcomes doctor, journalist and author of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You, Jerome Groopman.

    Also, Stephen talks with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare.

  • The Colbert Report 07/19/12
    The Colbert Report 07/19/12 from the Comedy Central channel includes an interview with Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency discussing the dangers on mercury, the founding of the agency and other health matters. Stephen also dissects the Libor Interest Rate scandal with help from Dave Leonhardt of the New York Times.moreless
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