Oct 18

Happy Ninth Anniversary to ‘The Colbert Report’

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As Stephen referenced earlier this week,The Colbert Report premiered way back on October 17, 2005. Those of us who were familiar with Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show were excited, of course, but little did we know what an impact the show would make on our lives and in our hearts. While we are sad to see the program to be taken off the air in a short while, we are cheered by knowing that Stephen will be moving on to an opportunity for him to be “better known” by a larger viewing audience. And here on the Hub and in other fan forums we can appreciate the friendships that have sprung up as a result of the Colbert Nation making its voice heard.

On behalf of all the Hub staff, Happy Anniversary to the past and present staff and crew of The Colbert Report! Thank you for nine great years!

Oct 17

October 16, 2014 – Bill Deresiewicz

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11012 (October 16, 2014)
GUESTS: Bill Deresiewicz | C.J. Chivers
SEGMENTS: Abandoned WMDs in Iraq | Abandoned WMDs in Iraq – C.J. Chivers | Rick Scott and Charlie Crist’s Bizarre Debate | Bill Deresiewicz | Signoff – iPod 1
SUIT REPORT: Black Suit | Gray Shirt | Dark Gray Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Oct 16

October 15, 2014 – Justin Simien

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11011 (October 15, 2014)
GUESTS: Justin Simien
SEGMENTS: Who’s Attacking Me Now? – Larry Page | Tip/Wag – Barack Obama & Stan Lee | Sean Hannity’s Question of the Day | Justin Simien | Sign-Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Grey Pinstripe | White Shirt | Yellow and Blue Striped Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I got Stephen’s pen in mid air as he threw it down in anger:

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This episode was so silly and fun, and those are the best! Stephen was mad at Google for getting his height wrong, which as of Oct. 16th, 4pm EDT, was still wrong. I don’t know, Page, how hard is it to change one number?

Sean Hannity practices more fair and balanced journalism by trash talking Obama about workouts. I just don’t know…another segment with a whole lot of facepalming.

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Oct 15

October 14, 2014 – Neil Young

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11010 (October 14, 2014)
GUESTS: Neil Young
SEGMENTS: A Week of Victories for Gay Rights | Say Yes to Rick Scott | Neil Young | Neil Young – “Who’s Going to Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)” | Sign Off – “Special Deluxe”
SUIT REPORT: Gray Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Purple Patterned Tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Oct 14

October 13, 2014 – Walter Isaacson

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11009 (October 13, 2014)
GUESTS: Walter Isaacson
SEGMENTS: Intro | Midterms ‘014 – Detour to Gridlock – An Exciting Thing that I am Totally Interested In | Midterms ‘014 – Detour to Gridlock – Dennis Daugaard | 32 Episodes Left for The Report | Walter Isaacson | Sign Off – Quality Time With Americone Dream
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | Pale blue striped shirt | Gray & blue striped tie
VIDEOS: Monday, October 13, 2014

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Oct 13

Better Know A Guest, October 13 – 16, 2014

Better Know a Guest Welcome to Better Know a Guest, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.

Hello, Colbert News Hub!  Great week of shows coming up before the break, I personally am enjoying the uptick in midterms-related news recently because there are only so many scary stories you can read and watch about ISIS and ebola.  Races that could provide great material for the Report this week include a close one in Iowa between hog-castrator Joni Ernst and tongue-twister Bruce Braley (who recently got into a heated debate over dark money donations that she received from the Koch brothers and that he received from Michael Bloomberg), and one in Texas between sneaker-clad feminist Wendy Davis and attorney general Greg Abbott (a paraplegic, and the subject of Davis’s ill-advised attack ad which featured an ominous shot of his empty wheelchair).  The week’s uplifting highlight was Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for childrens’ rights.

Stephen’s guests this week are two authors, a musician, and an writer/director.  Jon’s are a journalist, a comedian, a pundit, and a lawyer.  Let us know who you’re excited to hear from this week, and what you’d like to see covered in the shows!

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Oct 10

October 9, 2014 – Robert Plant

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 11008 (October 9, 2014)
GUESTS: Robert Plant
SEGMENTS: Intro | Columbus Day Under Attack | Raining vs. Sprinkling | “Republicans Are People Too” | Robert Plant | Sign Off – “lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar”
WEB EXCLUSIVE: “Little Maggie”
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Navy patterned tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tonight’s episode was a personal dream come true for me. As a lifelong fan of Led Zeppelin and a super fan of The Colbert Report, two of my passions converged. Robert Plant was absolutely fantastic. Stephen seemed to enjoy that one-of-kind rock ‘n roll energy that Plant provided. It was an excellently funny interview and a phenomenal performance by a true rock legend. In 1975, Plant stood on the balcony of a hotel on the Sunset Strip in LA and declared, “I am a golden god!” Who could argue with that?!

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