News/Talk Show
Oct. 17, 2005
30 min.
Comedy Central TV Network

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The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert, from The Daily Show gives his own take on the issues of the day, and more importantly, tells you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong. The series is intended to be a parody of Bill O'Reilly, Anderson Cooper, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Joe Scarborough, etc.

The Colbert Report Season 5 (2009-2010)

5x01 5 5x01 Alan Colmes, John King
Stephen congratulates John King and the rest of the media on getting Obama elected.
Jan. 05, 2009
5x02 5 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 5 5x03 Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro talks about meeting Castro to prepare for "Che."
Jan. 07, 2009
5x04 5 5x04 Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig says the outdated copyright laws have turned our kids into criminals.
Jan. 08, 2009
5x05 5 5x05 Anthony Romero
Anthony Romero believes it will be a huge mistake if Barack Obama doesn't close Guantanamo immediately.
Jan. 12, 2009
5x06 5 5x06 Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson explains how money is a relationship between a creditor and a debtor.
Jan. 13, 2009
5x07 5 5x07 Alan Khazei
Barack Obama may be over-marketed, and Alan Khazei wants Americans to volunteer.
Jan. 14, 2009
5x08 5 5x08 David Gregory, Shepard Fairey
Moderator, "Meet the Press"
Jan. 15, 2009
5x09 5 5x09 Frank Rich
Frank Rich says George W. Bush delivers a message of hope for mediocrity.
Jan. 19, 2009
5x10 5 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 5 5x11 Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander explains to Stephen the difference between a metaphor and a lie.
Jan. 21, 2009
5x12 5 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 5 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 5 5x14 Philippe Petit
Documentary, "Man on Wire"
Jan. 27, 2009
5x15 5 5x15 Paul McCartney, Denis Dutton
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Jan. 28, 2009
5x16 5 5x16 John Podesta
President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Jan. 29, 2009
5x17 5 5x17 Dan Zaccagnino
The government collapses in Iceland, and Stephen gets mad at Dan Zaccagnino.
Feb. 02, 2009
5x18 5 5x18 Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Documentary, "Looking for Lincoln"
Feb. 03, 2009
5x19 5 5x19 Steve Martin
Actor, "The Pink Panther 2"
Feb. 04, 2009
5x20 5 5x20 James Surowiecki, Jonah Lehrer
Stephen salutes the Boy Scouts, and Jonah Lehrer discusses the neuroscience of decision-making.
Feb. 05, 2009
5x21 5 5x21 TV on the Radio
Stephen welcomes musical guest TV On The Radio.
Feb. 09, 2009
5x22 5 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 5 5x23 Eleanor Holmes Norton, Steven Pinker
New York Times article, "My Genomic Self"
Feb. 11, 2009
5x24 5 5x24 David Ross, Ed Colbert, Adam Gopnik
Author, "Angels and Ages"
Feb. 12, 2009
5x25 5 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 5 5x26 Cliff Sloan
Cliff Sloan believes that Marbury v. Madison is significant because it established the rule of law.
Feb. 24, 2009
5x27 5 5x27 John Fetterman
Mayor John Fetterman believes Braddock, PA is a great place to spend some of the stimulus money.
Feb. 25, 2009
5x28 5 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 5 5x29 David Byrne
Late at night, who does David Byrne fear David Byrne is?
Mar. 02, 2009
5x30 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 5x33 Lisa Hannigan
Lisa Hannigan sewed the cover, liner notes and lyrics of her album "Sea Sew."
Mar. 09, 2009
5x34 5 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 5 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 5 5x36 Simon Johnson, Peter Singer
Peter Singer urges Stephen to give money to poor people rather than enjoying it himself.
Mar. 12, 2009
5x37 5 5x37 Jonathan Chait, Neil Gaiman
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Graveyard Book'.
Mar. 16, 2009
5x38 5 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 5 5x39 Juan Cole
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'Engaging the Muslim World'.
Mar. 18, 2009
5x40 5 5x40 John McCardell
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Choose Responsibility.
Mar. 19, 2009
5x41 5 5x41 Derrick Pitts
The guest tonight is Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute.
Mar. 30, 2009
5x42 5 5x42 David Plotz
David Plotz, Author of 'Good Book LP' talks to Stephen tonight.
Mar. 31, 2009
5x43 5 5x43 Dambisa Moyo
Author of "Dead Aid", Dambisa Moyo is the guest on tonight's show.
Apr. 01, 2009
5x44 5 5x44 Biz Stone
One of the co-founders of Twitter is the guest for tonight's show.
Apr. 02, 2009
5x45 5 5x45 Tom Brokaw, Rich Lowry
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of Banquo's Ghosts, Rich Lowry.
Apr. 06, 2009
5x46 5 5x46 Queen Noor
Tonight Stephen welcomes Jordan's Queen Noor.
Apr. 07, 2009
5x47 5 5x47 Phil Bronstein
Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor at large for the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein.
Apr. 08, 2009
5x48 5 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 5 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 5 5x50 Jim Lehrer
Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor of PBS' NewsHour and author of Oh, Jonny, Jim Lehrer.
Apr. 15, 2009
5x51 5 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 5 5x52 Ken Quinn, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio denies that he focuses too much on illegal immigration.
Apr. 20, 2009
5x53 5 5x53 Coach Mike Kryzewski
Tonight Stephen talks with Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Apr. 21, 2009
5x54 5 5x54 Ira Glass
Tonight Stephen talks with host of This American Life, Ira Glass.
Apr. 22, 2009
5x55 5 5x55 Elizabeth Bintliff
Tonight Stephen welcomes the West Africa Program Officer for Heifer International, Elizabeth Bintliff.
Apr. 23, 2009
5x56 5 5x56 The Decemberists
Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Decemberists.
Apr. 27, 2009
5x57 5 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 5 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 5 5x59 Jonathan Alter, Ethan Nadelman
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadlemann.
Apr. 30, 2009
5x60 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 5x63 Mitchell Joachim
It's Bring Your Savior to Work Day, and Mitchell Joachim wants to build carbon-neutral cities.
May. 07, 2009
5x64 5 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 5 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 5 5x66 Michael Pollan
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan.
May. 13, 2009
5x67 5 5x67 Yusuf
Tonight Stephen welcomes folk singer Yusuf Islam.
May. 14, 2009
5x68 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 5x73 Katty Kay
The FDA challenges medical claims made by Cheerios, and Jim Moran protects kids from erectile dysfunction advertising.
Jun. 02, 2009
5x74 5 5x74 Eric Schlosser
California allows some gay couples to stay married, and Obama invites Iran to celebrate 4th of July.
Jun. 03, 2009
5x75 5 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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