Season 5 Breakdown
Normal Episodes: 165
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Normal Episodes: 165
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
The Colbert Report Season 5 (2009-2010)
|5x01 Alan Colmes, John King |
Stephen congratulates John King and the rest of the media on getting Obama elected.
|Jan. 05, 2009|
|5x02 David Leonhardt, Matt Miller |
Matt Miller says the government must make sure we have basic securities like health care and pensions.
|Jan. 06, 2009|
|5x03 Benicio Del Toro |
Benicio Del Toro talks about meeting Castro to prepare for "Che."
|Jan. 07, 2009|
|5x04 Lawrence Lessig |
Lawrence Lessig says the outdated copyright laws have turned our kids into criminals.
|Jan. 08, 2009|
|5x05 Anthony Romero |
Anthony Romero believes it will be a huge mistake if Barack Obama doesn't close Guantanamo immediately.
|Jan. 12, 2009|
|5x06 Niall Ferguson |
Niall Ferguson explains how money is a relationship between a creditor and a debtor.
|Jan. 13, 2009|
|5x07 Alan Khazei |
Barack Obama may be over-marketed, and Alan Khazei wants Americans to volunteer.
|Jan. 14, 2009|
|5x08 David Gregory, Shepard Fairey |
Moderator, "Meet the Press"
|Jan. 15, 2009|
|5x09 Frank Rich |
Frank Rich says George W. Bush delivers a message of hope for mediocrity.
|Jan. 19, 2009|
|5x10 Jabari Asim |
Tonight Stephen welcomes Washington Post columnist and author of The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why, Jabari Asim.
|Jan. 20, 2009|
|5x11 Elizabeth Alexander |
Elizabeth Alexander explains to Stephen the difference between a metaphor and a lie.
|Jan. 21, 2009|
|5x12 Jon Meacham |
Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek editor and author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham.
|Jan. 22, 2009|
|5x13 Chris Mooney, Ed Young |
Obama changes Bush's policy on science, and Ed Young thinks married people should have more sex.
|Jan. 26, 2009|
|5x14 Philippe Petit |
Documentary, "Man on Wire"
|Jan. 27, 2009|
|5x15 Paul McCartney, Denis Dutton |
|Jan. 28, 2009|
|5x16 John Podesta |
President and CEO, Center for American Progress
|Jan. 29, 2009|
|5x17 Dan Zaccagnino |
The government collapses in Iceland, and Stephen gets mad at Dan Zaccagnino.
|Feb. 02, 2009|
|5x18 Henry Louis Gates Jr. |
Documentary, "Looking for Lincoln"
|Feb. 03, 2009|
|5x19 Steve Martin |
Actor, "The Pink Panther 2"
|Feb. 04, 2009|
|5x20 James Surowiecki, Jonah Lehrer |
Stephen salutes the Boy Scouts, and Jonah Lehrer discusses the neuroscience of decision-making.
|Feb. 05, 2009|
|5x21 TV on the Radio |
Stephen welcomes musical guest TV On The Radio.
|Feb. 09, 2009|
|5x22 Robert Ballard |
It's tough times for the Republican Party, and Stephen gives a shout out to a former employee.
|Feb. 10, 2009|
|5x23 Eleanor Holmes Norton, Steven Pinker |
New York Times article, "My Genomic Self"
|Feb. 11, 2009|
|5x24 David Ross, Ed Colbert, Adam Gopnik |
Author, "Angels and Ages"
|Feb. 12, 2009|
|5x25 Father James Martin, Helen Fisher |
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 ...
|Feb. 23, 2009|
|5x26 Cliff Sloan |
Cliff Sloan believes that Marbury v. Madison is significant because it established the rule of law.
|Feb. 24, 2009|
|5x27 John Fetterman |
Mayor John Fetterman believes Braddock, PA is a great place to spend some of the stimulus money.
|Feb. 25, 2009|
|5x28 Kris Kristofferson |
Stephen wants to know how Kris Kristofferson can be a country musician and a liberal at the same time.
|Feb. 26, 2009|
|5x29 David Byrne |
Late at night, who does David Byrne fear David Byrne is?
|Mar. 02, 2009|
|5x30 Mark Bittman |
President Obama taxes the rich to pay for universal health care, and South Carolina may finally end gun prostitution.
|Mar. 03, 2009|
|5x31 Carl Wilson |
Carl Wilson tries to understand the popularity of Celine Dion in "Let's Talk About Love" and will NASA name part of the space station after Stephen if he changes his name to Stephen ...
|Mar. 04, 2009|
|5x32 Steven Johnson |
Steven Johnson talks about Joseph Priestley, the man who first realized that plants actually create the oxygen we breathe.
|Mar. 05, 2009|
|5x33 Lisa Hannigan |
Lisa Hannigan sewed the cover, liner notes and lyrics of her album "Sea Sew."
|Mar. 09, 2009|
|5x34 William Gerstenmaier, Dr. Jay Keasling |
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 ...
|Mar. 10, 2009|
|5x35 Howard Fineman |
Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek correspondent and author of 'The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Define and Inspire Our Country', Howard Fineman.
|Mar. 11, 2009|
|5x36 Simon Johnson, Peter Singer |
Peter Singer urges Stephen to give money to poor people rather than enjoying it himself.
|Mar. 12, 2009|
|5x37 Jonathan Chait, Neil Gaiman |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Graveyard Book'.
|Mar. 16, 2009|
|5x38 David Grann |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon'.
|Mar. 17, 2009|
|5x39 Juan Cole |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'Engaging the Muslim World'.
|Mar. 18, 2009|
|5x40 John McCardell |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Choose Responsibility.
|Mar. 19, 2009|
|5x41 Derrick Pitts |
The guest tonight is Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute.
|Mar. 30, 2009|
|5x42 David Plotz |
David Plotz, Author of 'Good Book LP' talks to Stephen tonight.
|Mar. 31, 2009|
|5x43 Dambisa Moyo |
Author of "Dead Aid", Dambisa Moyo is the guest on tonight's show.
|Apr. 01, 2009|
|5x44 Biz Stone |
One of the co-founders of Twitter is the guest for tonight's show.
|Apr. 02, 2009|
|5x45 Tom Brokaw, Rich Lowry |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of Banquo's Ghosts, Rich Lowry.
|Apr. 06, 2009|
|5x46 Queen Noor |
Tonight Stephen welcomes Jordan's Queen Noor.
|Apr. 07, 2009|
|5x47 Phil Bronstein |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor at large for the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein.
|Apr. 08, 2009|
|5x48 Bart Ehrman |
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.
|Apr. 09, 2009|
|5x49 Sunita L. Williams, Susie Orbach |
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 ...
|Apr. 14, 2009|
|5x50 Jim Lehrer |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor of PBS' NewsHour and author of Oh, Jonny, Jim Lehrer.
|Apr. 15, 2009|
|5x51 Kanishk Tharoor, Doug Kmiec |
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 ...
|Apr. 16, 2009|
|5x52 Ken Quinn, Sheriff Joe Arpaio |
Sheriff Joe Arpaio denies that he focuses too much on illegal immigration.
|Apr. 20, 2009|
|5x53 Coach Mike Kryzewski |
Tonight Stephen talks with Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
|Apr. 21, 2009|
|5x54 Ira Glass |
Tonight Stephen talks with host of This American Life, Ira Glass.
|Apr. 22, 2009|
|5x55 Elizabeth Bintliff |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the West Africa Program Officer for Heifer International, Elizabeth Bintliff.
|Apr. 23, 2009|
|5x56 The Decemberists |
Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Decemberists.
|Apr. 27, 2009|
|5x57 Richard Engel, Daniel Gross |
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of 'Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation', David Gross. Also, Stephen talks with war correspondent Richard ...
|Apr. 28, 2009|
|5x58 David Kessler |
Tonight Stephen welcomes former FDA commissioner and author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, David Kessler.
|Apr. 29, 2009|
|5x59 Jonathan Alter, Ethan Nadelman |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadlemann.
|Apr. 30, 2009|
|5x60 J.J. Abrams |
The Prescott Group needs a bailout, and J.J. Abrams reveals clues to Stephen's Persian Gulf mystery.
|May. 04, 2009|
|5x61 Cliff Sloan, Paul Rieckhoff |
Cliff Sloan believes that Marbury v. Madison is significant because it established the rule of law and Paul Rieckhoff wants to make sure returning veterans get education, employment ...
|May. 05, 2009|
|5x62 Laurie Garrett |
President Obama's approval numbers are at 67%, and public health expert Laurie Garrett is here to shed some light on the swine flu.
|May. 06, 2009|
|5x63 Mitchell Joachim |
It's Bring Your Savior to Work Day, and Mitchell Joachim wants to build carbon-neutral cities.
|May. 07, 2009|
|5x64 Tamara Draut |
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Daniels Also, Stephen talks with the vice president of policy at Demos.org, Tamara Draut about credit cart reform.
|May. 11, 2009|
|5x65 Ron Howard |
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 ...
|May. 12, 2009|
|5x66 Michael Pollan |
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan.
|May. 13, 2009|
|5x67 Yusuf |
Tonight Stephen welcomes folk singer Yusuf Islam.
|May. 14, 2009|
|5x68 Meghan McCain |
Meghan McCain loves the Republican Party and wants to save it from the people trying to make it more extreme.
|May. 18, 2009|
|5x69 Walter Kirn |
Republicans find a way to make us love them again, and a Difference Maker stands up to the government.
|May. 19, 2009|
|5x70 Seth Shostak |
Torture memo author John Yoo gets a newspaper column, and Nancy Pelosi says the CIA lied to her.
|May. 20, 2009|
|5x71 Green Day |
Stephen reveals most of the Indian election results, and Green Day talks about their album, "21st Century Breakdown."
|May. 21, 2009|
|5x72 Jeffrey Toobin, Sen. Byron Dorgan |
Republicans could lose their Latino voter, and you can see Stephen's Persian Gulf destination from Sarah Palin's house.
|Jun. 01, 2009|
|5x73 Katty Kay |
The FDA challenges medical claims made by Cheerios, and Jim Moran protects kids from erectile dysfunction advertising.
|Jun. 02, 2009|
|5x74 Eric Schlosser |
California allows some gay couples to stay married, and Obama invites Iran to celebrate 4th of July.
|Jun. 03, 2009|
|5x75 Dag Soderberg, David Byrne |
Wikipedia takes on the Church of Scientology, and the latest on abstinence-only education will be worth the wait.
|Jun. 04, 2009|
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