In the premiere episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen starts off the show with a segment called The Word coining the term "Truthiness". Other segments include: The Threat Down rating avian flu, basketball, babies, hurricanes and James Brady. Stephen interviews Stone Phillips, an Emmy award winning journalist and host of Dateline NBC. At the end of the interview, Stephen and Stone Phillips have a competition of gravitas.
Tonight's segments include: The Word Bacchanalia, about a Catholic school who controversially canceled their prom due to financial decadence; In another segment All You Need To Know, Stephen rattles off about illegal aliens, Nintendo at McDonalds, Denmark's newborn Prince, and Powerball Lotto. Stephen interviews Lesley Stahl, an award winning journalist for 60 Minutes and Face The Nation. Then Stephen begins the 1st of a 435-part series Better Know A District starting with Georgia's 1st District, including interviewing Rep. Jack Kingston.
Tonight's show starts off with The Word: Disappointed; He talks about the trial of Saddam. Other segments include Stephen Settles The Debate where he talks about global warming effects on whales and cod versus seals and seal hunters. In Tip Of The Hat, Wag Of The Finger, Stephen talks about teen pregnancy, and Katie Holme's pregnancy. Then Stephen interviews the managing editor of Newsweek International and the author of The Future Of Freedom and From Wealth To Power, Fareed Zakaria. They discuss the state of affairs in Iraq and the trial of Saddam. Lastly, Stephen does one last segment, Inbox, he reads some viewer e-mails.
Tonights segments include: The Word: "Love Handles", where Stephen discusses obesity in America; In Un-American News Stephen tries to interpret foreign news. Then Stephen interviews co-founder and market commentator of TheStreet.Com and host of Mad Money, Jim Cramer. Lisa Loeb makes a brief appearance.
Using yesterday's live Meet The Press footage of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Stephen re-purposes her responses to his questions on Iraq and the Valerie Plame investigation. He then uses re-purposed video footage of Fox News' Trace Gallagher to discuss Hurricane Wilma and Karl Rove. Tonight The Word segment is "Pussy", where Stephen discusses the pulling of Harriet Myers nomination. Stephen interviews Lou Dobbs, host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, they discuss outsourcing and the broken borders. Lastly, in a segment Bring 'em Back Or Leave 'em Dead, Stephen talks about reanimating the dead to help with resolving current issues; Stephen offers up possible candidates for reanimation, firstly the cruel Tomas de Torquemada and secondly Charles Darwin, and lastly Wendy's founder Dave Thomas.
Presented by Stephen Colbert, Greg Behrendt is the guest on this week's edition.
Guest Stars: Al Sharpton
as Himself (as Rev. Al Sharpton)
Stephen talks about a BLT sandwich, Martin Luther King and the FBI, the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings, and the Golden Globes in a segment called "Movies That Are Destroying America - Awards Edition".
Starts off with a Golden Globes recap, moves from mental illness via BLT to Pat Robertson. We get another "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger", plus a phone call with Wilford Brimley.
Stephen does a farce on the Cheney hunting shooting incident, where Stephen gets interviewed by Brit Hume about a shooting incident of his own. Today's The Word is U.S.A.? U.S.A.? Stephen rants about how the U.S.A. Olympic team dropped the ball in 2006. The 13Th of a 434Th part series on Better Know A District, where we learn about New Jersey's 13Th District. Stephen interviews his guest Lama Surya Das, a Buddhist scholar and author of the book: Awakening The Buddha Within. They discuss facts about Buddhism and Stephen challenges Lama Surya Das to a serenity face-off.
Stephen discusses more about the winter Olympics and explains the low ratings due to ABC Family's airing of The Parent Trap. Stephen uses a doll of a hooker and a bong to reenact the press conference with Chad Hedrick and Shani Davis about Davis' refusal to not skate in the team pursuit this year in order to pursue his own training for the 1000 Meter Speed Skating. Tonight's segment of The Word is "Absolutely Maybe", where he talks about the United Arab Emirates port deal and Pres. Bush's thought process on arriving at the decision to approve it. A segment of Threat Down gives the top 5 "threat downs": Roommates, Cereal, Jews, Knowledge and Gay Adoption. Stephen interviews Michael Eric Dyson, African-American scholar and author of the book: Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina & The Color Of Disaster. They discuss how race and poverty played a part in the response to the disaster.
Stephen begins the show with a cautionary tale about the danger of bears. Feeling bad about not including bears in last night's Threat Down segment, he gives a Bonus Threat Down segment about bears. Stephen talks about The White House's report on Hurricane Katrina and how it differs from Congress's report, luckily for the viewers, Stephen prepared his own Hurricane Katrina report. Tonight's segment of The Word is "hippocratical", about the refusal of two anesthesiologists who refused to administer anesthetics to a death row inmate prior to receiving a lethal injection. Stephen lays out Bush's Medicare Plan D Prescription Plan, and further confuses the masses and shows a pharmaceutical propaganda segment. Stephen interviews New York Times conservatist columnist, David Brooks. They discuss the United Arab Emirates and it's acquisition deal of the ports.
Stephen does a Colbert Report Special Report: The De-deification Of The American Faithscape. Discussing the separation of church and state leads to tonight's The Word: "Trial Separation". Since Americans like having a choice, Stephen's segment: Colbert's Consumer Confidential Pick Your Apocalypse compares Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and the Toyota Camry. Stephen interviews Baptist minister, Tony Campolo, author of Speaking My Mind to discuss what being a member of the evangelical Left means.
Stephen does a segment called "Who's Attacking Me Now?" highlighting who in the journalistic community are making direct or indirect attacks on him. Tonight's "The Word" is Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! where Stephen talks about the Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year. In a segment called Wag Of The Finger & Tip Of The Hat, Stephen discusses Pres. Bush's drop in approval rating, H&R Block and Pop Benedict XVI. Stephen interviews debate coach, Brett O'Donnell of Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, and their ranking as the #1 debate team in the country, so far, beating the ivy league debate teams.
Stephen rants about the New York Times misquoting him once again, this time about his Better Know A District segment. He briefly mentions the acquisition port deal with the United Arab Emirates. Tonight's The Word is "Faith" where Stephen talks about Ash Wednesday and makes a biblical analogy on the path choices of President Bush vs. Jesus. In Stephen's first part of the series Better Know A Founder , he goes to colonial Philadelphia to interview colonial Benjamin Franklin. Stephen then interviews Arianna Huffington, prominent liberal pundit and host of the political celebrity blog, The Huffington Post.
Stephen gives a optimistic spin on why BLTs are good for you and why more Americans can name the American Idol judges than what is in the First Amendment. Tonight's The Word is "Homo Sapien Agenda" where Stephen talks about how the world is upside down and gay issues. In a segment called The DaColbert Code, Stephen uses his own special word game to predict the outcome of the Oscars. Stephen interviews Jeffrey Sachs, world famous economist and author of The End Of Poverty: Economic Possibilities For Our Time. They discuss global poverty.
Stephen pats himself on the back for perfectly predicting the Oscar winners in his previous The DaColbert Code segment. Tonight's The Word is "Spoiler Alert!" where Stephen talks about the down side of consumer reports. Then another segment of The Threat Down where he ranks cash, curators, Idaho lawmakers, gay penguins, and non-blondes. Stephen interviews Bob Schieffer, host of Face The Nation and CBS Evening News Anchor. They talk about Schieffer's 40-some years with CBS as a journalist.
Stephen appeals to the British aristocrat, Sir Benjamin Slade to be his new heir to his estate. Tonight's The Word is "The Long War" Stephen comments on this new name for the war on terror according to the Pentagon. In a segment called All You Need To Know, where Stephen takes boring long news stories and turns them in to a one-line quip. In the segment, Around The World in 11.6 Seconds, Stephen gives a very fast world news summary in under 11.6 seconds. Stephen interviews Norman Ornstean, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss the inadequate job that Congress is doing.
Stephen once again appeals to Sir Benjamin Slade, the British aristocrat, to be the heir of his estate. Tonight's The Word is "Monopoly", Stephen talks about the 73rd anniversary of the Parker Brothers game, Monopoly, and the resurgence of the corporate monopoly. Stephen talks about an impending Iraqi civil war and gives them 'do's and don'ts' advice in the segment, Stephen's Sound Advice. Stephen interviews senatorial candidate James Webb, former Secretary of the Navy and novelist. They talk about his upcoming run for senate, his political background and the Iraq war.
Stephen starts off by giving a befuddled update on the Dubai Port Deal. He harps on the World Baseball Classic exhibition game where Canada beat the U.S. Tonight's The Word was "D.I.Y." short for 'do it yourself', in which Stephen makes a comparative analogy on how historical figures got things done versus the current government. The 14th part in the Better Know A District segment showcases California's 39th District, the fightin' 39th, highlighting boxers, an ex-president, film-making and flowers. Stephen shows an interview he did with Linda Sanchez, 39th District representative, discussing her support of the No Child Left Behind Act and her position on cockfighting. Stephen interviews Lorraine Bracco, actress from The Sopranos. .
Stephen gives his first report on the 2008 Presidential Campaign by predicting who the winner will be. Tonight's The Word is "Sidney Poitier", Stephen talks about racist and ethnic stereotypes, The Sopranos and Italians, and generalizations. In an installment of Tip Of The Hat, Wag Of The Finger Stephen talks about the robot pack mule, Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame, Sex Pistols, Gateway Grizzlies, the donut burger, and Oral Roberts 900-foot Jesus. Stephen interviews Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You For Smoking.
Stephen talks about the bias of the media and the mainstream media's "subliminazi cropaganda". And more about the Enron trial, how Fastow's testimony accuses Skillings and Lay of malfeasance which leads into Tonight's The Word "Scapegoat". In the segment Was It Really That Bad?, Stephen talks about unions vs. no unions. Stephen interviews Keith Olbermann, host of The Countdown on MSNBC. They talk about Keith Olbermann's ongoing feud with Bill O'Reilly.
Stephen talks about the world's greatest sperm donor. Then tonight's segment of The Word "None Of The Above", Stephen discusses the college board's botching thousands of S.A.T. scores, and his solution for it. Stephen interviews Al Franken. comedian, Air America radio personality, and author of The Truth (And Jokes). They discuss the timeless topic of disliking Bill O'Reilly, and Franken's thoughts on running for Senate. Stephen puts Al Franken in the hot seat again by taking questions from viewers who call in with questions. Stephen closes the show with a segment, The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard about a high school kid who wrestles a bear.
Commander Coconut of the Orlando Sentinel is the focus for Who's Attacking Me Now? segment where Stephen is criticized about one of his body parts. Stephen plays back the telephone conversation he has with Commander Coconut about his article. Stephen talks about the sleeping pill, Ambien which causes a eating disorder. This leads into The Word "Sweet Dreams". Then the first of a four part series Better Know A Protectorate, Stephen highlights the history of the Virgin Islands and shows an interview he did with Congresswoman Donna Christianson, who is the representative of the Protectorate. Stephen interviews Frank Vincent, The Sopranos actor and author of A Guy's Guide To Being A Man's Man.
Stephen celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the Iraq War. With today being the vernal equinox, the official start of Spring, this leads into Tonight's The Word which is "Stop It". Stephen explains how the change of season brings catastrophe and other disasters. Stephen reminiscences about the Oscars, and thus a new segment called Movies That Are Destroying America. Stephen interviews Connie Chung, co-host of MSNBC's Weekends With Maury & Connie.
Stephen talks about the World Baseball Classic, where Japan defeated Cuba and then uses Colbert logic to explain how that makes U.S.A. the winner. Tonight's The Word is "Eat It", which discusses Mad Cow disease and the U.S.D.A.'s lower standards in testing cattle for the disease. Stephen gives live employee reviews of Bobby the stage manager, Jim Hoskinson the Director, and Killer the Cable Jockey. Stephen interviews Steve Kroft, correspondent for 60 minutes, they discuss his history with 60 Minutes and a recent story he did on war profiteering in Iraq. In a segment called The Inbox, Stephen opens some viewer e-mails and responds.
Stephen begins by spreading a rumor that Jennifer Aniston is leaving Hollywood and moving to Chicago. he gives her some advice on polish sausages. In the 16th installment of the Better Know A District segment, Stephen highlights California's 27th District, San Fernando Valley. Stephen shows an interview he did with Congressman Brad Sherman, district representative to ask him about his district having the largest porn industry in the U.S. which segues into a mock porn film called Fresh Hot Slice. Stephen reminds his big Cuban exile fan-base that we are still on day 2,093 of our Elian Gonzalez vigil. Tonight's The Word is "I Am The Great & Powerful Oz" which is about a scandal involving Florida teachers obtaining fake credentials for teaching. Stephen gives a The Wizard Of Oz analogy to explain it. Stephen interviews Dan Senor, FOX News analyst and former coalition authority spokesmen. Dan Senor gives his analysis on how things are going in Iraq and the ripple effect of what's going on there.
Stephen begins the show strumming on a guitar and singing This Land is Your Land. Stephen talks about declining American values in his Colbert Report Special Report Home Hearth Heart Heartland: A Return To Traditional Values. Etiquette expert, Judith Martin a.k.a. Ms. Manners joins Stephen via satellite to discuss the mannerisms of Helen Thomas when she rudely interrupted President Bush at a press conference. In Stephen's Sound Advice segment, he gives advice to parents on child-rearing to instill traditional values. Stephen dons a velvety smoking jacket and pipe as he goes to interview John Kasich, the host of The Heartland with John Kasich on FOX News and author of Stand For Something: The Battle For America's Soul. They discuss traditional, heartland values.
Stephen talks about the protest over the weekend of the Immigration Reform Bill currently in the Senate, the Axis Of Flab, and Time Magazine's article on the Iraq War, "Was It Worth It?'. Tonight's The Word is "Tense", where Stephen criticizes Time Magazine. Stephen then talks about Jack Abramoff's upcoming sentencing and Abramoff's appeal to his friends to write letters to the judge on his behalf, thus Stephen dictates a heartfelt letter for the viewers. In the Threat Down segment, Stephen rates drug dealers, packaging, Jane Goodall, dolphin sex, and Jesus. Stephen interviews Gary Hart, former senator and presidential candidate. They talk about Hart's book The Shield & The Cloak: The Security Of The Commons.
Stephen announces he is giving birth to a baby eagle, at the San Francisco Zoo. Then he does a segment called Easter Under Attack, which leads into The Word: "Marketing". Stephen talks about the Easter holiday, and how bunnies and eggs are under attack. Stephen's first guest, Russ Lieber (David Cross) ultra left-wing radio talk show host comes by to talk about school vouchers which turns into a rant on gay adoption . Stephen interviews Michael Brown, the former FEMA chief. They discuss the problems and blame with the Katrina situation.
Stephen begins with a suggestion that the biblical Apocalypse is upon us proven by the recent full solar eclipse. Stephen talks about polygamy which leads into tonight's The Word segment, "Merrier". In the Better Know A District segment, Stephen reviews Pasadena, California's 29th District. Stephen shows an interview he did with Adam Schiff, 3-term Democratic Congressman and Representative of the 29th District. Then Stephen interviews Bruce Bartlett, author of the book Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America And Betrayed The Reagan Legacy. They discuss the economy.
Stephen starts off talking about the release of Jill Caroll, and briefly visits Women's History month. The topic of broadcast obscenity, segues into The Word segment, "F#@k". Then in Tip Of The Hat, Wag Of The Finger, Stephen talks about the Templeton Prize, Canada, and The Village People. Stephen interviews liberal documentarian, Robert Greenwald. They discuss his new documentary The Big Buy: How Tom Delay Stole Congress
Stephen talks about the opening day of Major League Baseball, the recent news of racehorse cloning, and tax season. Tonight's segments include: Who's Honoring Me Now?, The Word: "Stay The Course", and Stephen's Sound Advice. Stephen interviews Michael Smerconish, anti-political correctness radio host and author of the book Muzzled: From T-Ball To Terrorism, True Stories That Should Be Fiction.
Stephen revisits his earlier announcement about the naming of a baby bald eagle after him at the San Francisco Zoo, and he talks about Tom Delay's resignation, and immigration issues. Tonight's segments include: The Word: "Martyr", and Formidable Opponent. Stephen interviews Harvey Mansfield, Harvard professor and author of the book Manliness.
Stephen talks about the Peabody Awards, approval ratings, and interviews Congresswoman Darlene Hooley of Oregon's 5th District. Tonight's segments include: Who's Not Honoring Me Now?, Easter Under Attack, The Word: "Nazis", and Better Know A District. Stephen interviews Markos Moulitsas, liberal blogger of the Daily Kos and author of the book Crashing The Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, And The Rise Of People-Powered Politics
Stephen talks about David Blaine, Zaccarias Moussaui's trial, the 150th birthday of Sigmund Freud, Tonight's segments include The Word - Superegomaniac and Movies That Are Destroying America: Summer Blockbuster Edition. Stephen interviews Frank Rich, New York Times columnist and presidential critic.
Kevin Phillips, author of American Theocracy: The Perils and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century!
Celebrate the 100th Episode of "The Colbert Report" tonight.
Interviews Austrailian paleontologist Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change
Interviews Michael Pollan, a journalism professor at the University of California, Berkeley and author of the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Stephen interviews Gustavo Arellano, ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist for the OC Weekly.
Stephen talks about the new airport regulations on liquids, and introduces you to his very own Anthrax. Segments include: Tonight's Word: Cappuccino: How the American Electorate is like a cappuccino. And in Better Know A District, Stephen interviews Lynn Woolsey of California's 6th District. Then Stephen interviews his guest, Eli Pariser, executive director of MoveOn.Org
In this show, Stephen interviews the well-known country music superstar Toby Keith.
Stephen starts off by showing another Green Screen Challenge entry featuring Colbert with an I-Pod. Then he offers the opportunity for Jewish people who want to be forgiven for offending Stephen Colbert, a toll free number displayed to call 1-888-OOPS-JEW (and yes, the number did actually work). Tonight's first segment is Stephen's war on the War On Christmas, The Blitzkrieg On Grinchitude, where he features Santa Claus, Indiana. For this segment he interviews, via satellite, Jerry Sanders, the retired Chief of Operations of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial along side Will Koch, director of Hollywood Theme Park which includes Santa Claus Land, in a Lincoln versus Santa Claus debate. Then, Sarah Vowell, author of Assassination Vacation and somewhat of a presidential historian, briefly joins Stephen in the studio to weigh in on the Lincoln debate. The last segment of the night is Un-American News where he blasts the foreign press. Lastly, Stephen interviews Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple Computers and inventor of the personal computer and author of iWoz.
Stephen opens up the first episode of the new year talking about Saddam Hussein's execution and the democratic control of Congress. Segments include "The Word: Facts", "Who's Attacking Me Now?", and "Stephen's Sound Advice". Stephen interviews Ethan Nadelmann, the Drug Policy Alliance director who want to legalize drugs.
Stephen congratulates former Archbishop of Warsaw Stanis?aw Wielgus for having a Catholic church scandal that wasn't sexually related; Demeans the Congressional Democrats for taking the day off to watch the NCAA National Championship football game, and suggests they give equal treatment to the Ontario Junior League Hockey game; has the first segment of the "We Are The MEdiator" segment, picking sides during celebrity feuds and featuring Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump, Angelina Jolie vs. Madonna, and Amitabh Bachchan vs. Shahrukh Khan; and declares himself the "Hardest working man in show business" as a tribute to James Brown.
Stephan berates President Bush for not taking his advice and send 300 million more men to Iraq, but will pardon him if "this is the only mistake he makes in this war." Introduces a new segment called "Invasion of the Country Snatchers" concerning illegal immigrants; discusses the new Democratic Senator of Missouri and its liberal legislation in the Word-Segment; a new episode of the Tek Jansen adventures.
Stephen challenges the audience with another "What Number is Stephen Thinking Of?" segment; talks with Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch while celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Guantanamo Bay; gives a "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger" to Apple for changing their name to Apple, Inc. and introducing the iPhone, giving the first ever double finger wag; talks to Judy Woodruff about "Generation Next."
Stephen asks for a nationwide lie-in to refuse to engage in "anything at all" on this Martin Luther King's Birthday, ala Rosa Parks in her passive protest; attacks Senator Barbara Boxer for commenting that Condozeela Rice has no connection at all to the Iraq war; expresses his approval that the US Army has lowered their recruitment expectations as a way to fill quotas; introduces a new financial segment known as Stephen's Bears and Balls."
Stephen a new segment of "Invasion of the Country Snatchers" is introduced focusing on immigration, such as a look at an Italian, anti-immigration Presidential candidate and a pizza chain that accepts peso's as payment, which segued into the Golden Globes winner of the Best Foreign film, Letters from Iwo Jima; "Stephen Colbert's Sport Report" focused on David Beckham's signing to play soccer in the USA and a look at the anti-Colbert movement at a Ontario Hockey League game featuring teddy bears tossed upon the ice.
In anticipation of Bill O'Reilly's imminent arrival this week, Stephen brings in some of his most cherished items to spruce the set up. He trash talks with Lynn Swann against all the NFL teams in the playoffs, except for the N.O. Saints for which he is pulling for; a segment of "Better know a district" continues with Brian Braid, Washington's 3rd congressional district Representative.
With Bill O'Reilly's arrival on the set, Stephen unveils a banner stating "Mission Accomplished." He talks about George Bush's plan to add more troops to Iraq; A look back at the weeks celebrity court judgments in a segment of "We the MEdiator."
Stephen is upset that the New Orleans Saints lost to a Chicago Bears team in which he refers to as "God-less killing Machines"; Stephen calls out Bill Clinton in a segment of "Who's Riding My Coattails Now?" after his appearance at Knox College after he had and to artist Terence Koh for selling his sperm in his art after Stephen's Formula 401 line. Todays word of the day was meant for Alberto Gonzales who refused to admit a right of the people not stated specifically in the Constitution. "Stephen Colbert's Balls For Kidz", subject is gambling.
Stephen announces that this is the second show taped that day so he can host a "State of the Union Address" party the following day. Russ Lieber discusses the Democratic controlled Congress new set of rules. A new Threatdown is "Media Watchdog" themed.
War on the Middle Class author Lou Dobbs sits for a one on one chat with Stephen.
Bill O'Reilly tells everyone what he thinks of Stephen and his show. Stephen has a chat with Saginaw Spirit Coach Bob Mancini and disagrees with his stand on the SMU dispute over Bush's library.
Stephen won a bet after the Saginaw Spirit defeated Oshawa Generals, a junior hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. Discusses the idea that Microsoft is paying for Wikipedia editing; gives Scientology the "Wag of the Finger" after Tom Cruise was named the "Christ" of the cult.
Stephen Colbert welcomes Make Magazine's editor Mark Frauenfelder.
Stephen is upset that Knox College brought on Bill Clinton to make a commencement speech, and tries to burn his doctorate in protest.
The Wørd: Easy A
Colbert realizes his honorary degree is made out of metal, and takes his anger out on a life-size image of Clinton. Albania embraces Bush - much to Colbert's delight.
Dr. Michael Gershon discusses his book The Second Brain with Stephen.
Did Alabains steal Bush's watch?
Stephen celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Ronald Regan's "tear down this wall" speech by "reenacting" it with world karate champion Igor Dyachenko.
Stephen talks with Tommy Chung over his disregard for the Paris Hilton coverage.
Another re-enactment of the tearing of the Berlin Wall with a watermelon.
Stephen introduces a new segment: "Colbert Platinum". Anyone earning less than $2 million dollars a year is asked to change the channel.
Stephen talks to video blogger Josh Wolf.
One last celebration: Mr. Dyachenko, tear me off a piece of that cake.
Stephen opens his "Freezing Cold Case Files" and speculates that Ötzi the Iceman was murdered by none other than Brad Pitt.
The Wørd: Pathophysiology
1. Robot Bears!
Representitive and Presidential candidate Ron Paul talks to Stephen.
Stephen promises his Tivo viewers that he has left a special coded message in one of the commericals.
Stephen is hyped about the laid back approach of Presidential candidate Fred Thompson.
Talks to discharged Navy Arabic translator Stephen Benjamin about gays in the military.
A special summer edition of "Bears & Balls": finacial advice to pay for your vacation.
Daniel B. Smith talks to Stephen about his book Muses, Madmen, and Prophets.
Stephen is off to the Indian Nation of Nod for casino gambling and bars that close at 6 AM.
Stephen gives a belated happy 800th anniversary of the conversation of St. Francis of Assisi.
Stephen suggests the newely retired Bob Barker be appointed president of the World Bank.
The Wørd: McConaughey
Stephen talks about his 5-star iTune review of Toby Keith's "High Maintence Woman".
Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger:
Tip of the Hat to California Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger for saying that immigrats to turn off Spanish language television to learn English.
Tip of the Hat to Repulicans because 68% do not believe in evolution.
Toby Keith returns to promote his album Big Dog Daddy.
Toby sings his song "High Maintence Woman".
Guest Stars: R.E.M.
Guest Stars: Feist
Guest Stars: Rush
-- Anthem, Rush
-- Limelight, Rush
-- Tom Sawyer
Guest Stars: Rush
Stephen discusses how the entire media is fixated on Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East, talks with a Sierra Club lobbyist, and talks with Senator Jim Webb about his book "A Time to Fight"
Stephen's Word discusses a new Air Force "plan" to help beat terrorism, brings to light a new flavor of "Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream", and interviews Maragret Spellings, the Secretary of Education, about "No Child Left Behind".
Stephen talks about the struggling economy, about Starbucks closing around 500 stores, and interviews rapper Nas about his feud with Fox News star Bill O'Reilly.
Guest Stars: Nas
Stephen brings to light a split in the Angelican Church regarding homosexual priests, and interviews astronaut Garret Reisman.
Songs: The Mountain Goats -- Psalms 40:2
Interviewees: OK Go
The Somali-born writer returns to the show to talk about her third memoir about her journey away from fundamentalist Islam.
Source: Comedy Central
This week, Stephen Colbert interviews the famous English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. Costello is well known for his hits which include; Oliver's Army, I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down and Pump It Up.
Songs: Elvis Costello
-- A Slow Drag With Josephine, Elvis Costello & Stephen Colbert -- All I Have to Do Is Dream
This week, we see Reza Aslan interviewed.
Stephen Colbert interviews Cee-Lo Green on this week's edition of The Colbert Report.
Songs: Paul Simon
-- Getting Ready for Christmas Day