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The Colbert Report

Season 3 Episode 121

Tony Bennett

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Sep 26, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Tony Bennett
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary singer, (and current Emmy enemy) Tony Bennett.

Also Stephen talks with actor Sam Waterston, spokesman for Unity '08 about how bad politcal factions are.

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      • Stephen: I'm livin' high on the hog. And let me tell you, hogs make a terrible foundation. This is the Colbert Report!

      • Stephen: NBC pulls its shows from iTunes. Too bad, I love working out to Brian Williams.

      • Stephen: We have a huuuge show tonight. So, I'll say in advance ... you're welcome.

      • Stephen: But there is a solution and it's tonight's Word: A Word From Our Sponsors. It seems like the only places left to see ads these days are bus shelters, movie theaters, newspapers, magazines, billboards, restaurant placemats, Little League jerseys, subway stations, NASCAR uniforms, taxi video screens, checkout lines, airport lounges, high school scoreboards, ticket stubs and stickers on fruit. Advertisers just can't get their message out. (This space for rent) Luckily NBC has a bold new strategy to keep us informed. The Peacock Network is pulling all their shows off of iTunes in favor of a free download service called NBC Direct. NBC Direct is the cutting edge in new technology, according to their press release it offers "…higher quality video experience," and "…more control..." because "…now, more than ever, views want to be in control." You are in control! Just register on NBC's website, give them some personal information and download your program which comes with commercials. And if you don't watch within two days, you get to have to re-login to the site to that NBC can "…serve you up-to-the-minute, freshest advertising."

        And you know folks, too often today, advertising is dangerously stale. Look at this. The sleeve on my morning coffee was an ad for CBS's Cane, starring Jimmy Smits. (Piping hot!) Okay, fair enough, but then I realized Cane premiered last night, this isn't the freshest. I immediately threw my coffee into a garbage can, that was also advertising CBS's Cane. So I threw that garbage can into a fresher garbage can. [Plug for Stephen's book: I Am America (And So Can You)] You see folks, I always need the newest commercials. And the best part is, with the new NBC Direct, you can't fast forward through them. You're that in control! NBC's new plan has only one flaw, (Doesn't de-invent Tivo) they told me about it and I am going to scoop them. NBC Direct doesn't start until October, but tonight I am proud to present a sneak peek of my cutting edge innovation, Colbert Direct, coming at you for two and a half minutes, four times a show. Now, make sure you don't fast forward or you'll miss the most innovative technology on television. Jimmy? Let's give them the fresh! [Actual commercial break]

        And that's the Word. We'll be right back. (A word from our sponsors) Welcome back. By the way, iTunes, leave those commercials in, they are part of the show.

      • Stephen: How do you be moderate about Iraq? It's the surge, not the nudge. How can you be moderate about immigration? Let them come as far as Oklahoma?

      • Stephen: Do we need a third political party? I don't think we need a second political party!

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