January 2009

The Colbert Report episode guides

 

The complete listing of ‘The Colbert Report’ episodes aired during the month of January, 2009.

 

Episode 5001: Monday, January 5, 2009 – John King | Alan Colmes
Intro – 1/5/09 | Colbert and Colmes – Roland Burris Appointment | Tek Jansen – Beginning’s First Dawn: Episode Three | John King (Anchor – “State of the Union”) | Colbert and Colmes – Colmes Gets Fired

Episode 5002: Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – Matt Miller | David Leonhardt | Jason Chaffetz
Ponzi Schemes | Hiding Gold – David Leonhardt (Economist) | Better Know a District – Utah’s 3rd – Jason Chaffetz | Matt Miller (Columnist – “Fortune”) | Thank You, Stephen

Episode 5003: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 – Benicio Del Toro
Intro – 1/7/09 | Che Stadium | Dr. Gupta’s Penis Pyramid | The Word – Statute of Liberty | Tip/Wag – Cocaine Honey | Benicio Del Toro (Actor – “Che”) | Pro-Commie Epic

Episode 5004: Thursday, January 8, 2009 – Lawrence Lessig
Intro – 1/8/09 | New York Times Abandons | Yahweh or No Way – Roland Burris | Leg Wrestling Rematch | Lawrence Lessig (Author – “Remix”) | A Really Good Book

Episode 5005: Monday, January 12, 2009 – Anthony Romero
Intro – 1/12/09 | Bush’s Last Press Conference | The Word – Sweet Smell of Success | Stephen Jr. on Christmas Eve | Anthony Romero (Executive Director, ACLU) | A Lot More to Say

Episode 5006: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 – Niall Ferguson
Intro – 1/13/09 | Bush Presidency Aged Us | Cold War Update – Cuba | On Notice – Limey Squirrel Eaters | Niall Ferguson (Economist and Author – “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World”) | That’s All the Time We Have

Episode 5007: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 – Alan Khazei
Cameo: Tim Meadows (as P.K. Winsome)
Intro – 1/14/09 | The Last Bush Effigy | P.K. Winsome – Obama Collectibles | Little Victories – America’s Galaxy Is Big | Alan Khazei (Director, BeTheChangeInc.org) | Commemorative Plates

Episode 5008: Thursday, January 15, 2009 – Shepard Fairey | David Gregory
Intro – 1/15/09 | Bush and the Press | Bush’s Romance With the Media – David Gregory (Journalist and Host – “Meet The Press”) | Tip/Wag – Monkey on the Lam | Shepard Fairey (Artist – Barack Obama “Hope” Poster) | Spay and Neuter Your Pets

Episode 5009: Monday, January 19, 2009 – Frank Rich
Intro – 1/19/09 | MLK Day Mascot | The Word – Sacrifice | Frank Rich (Columnist – “The New York Times”) | Tribute to the Bush Administration – Christine Ebersole | Boiling Frog Metaphor (2:02)

Episode 5010: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 – Jabari Asim
Cameo: Tim Meadows (as P.K. Winsome)
Stephen’s Inauguration Breakdown | P.K. Winsome – Inauguration Merchandise | Stephen’s Sound Advice – How to Be Like Lincoln | Jabari Asim (Columnist – “The Washington Post” and Author – “What Obama Means”) | Stephen Realizes He’s Black

Episode 5011: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 – Elizabeth Alexander | Chuck Todd
Intro – 1/21/09 | President Yo-Yo Ma | Election 2012 – Chuck Todd (NBC Political Director and Author – “How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election”) | Stephen’s Remix Challenge | Elizabeth Alexander (Poet and Co-author – “Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color”) | Good Night

Episode 5012: Thursday, January 22, 2009 – Jon Meachum | Benjamin Jealous
Intro – 1/22/09 | Near-President Obama | Un-American News – President Obama Edition | Better Know a Lobby – NAACP | Jon Meacham (Editor – “Newsweek” and Author – “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House”) | Refreshing Sierra Mist

Episode 5013: Monday, January 26, 2009 – Ed Young | Chris Mooney
Cameo: Kumail Nanjiani (as Omar the Secret Prisoner)
Intro – 1/26/09 | Stephen’s Secret Prison | Obama’s New Science Policy – Chris Mooney (Senior Corespondent – “The American Prospect”) | Tip/Wag – John Yarmuth’s Holiday Card | Ed Young (Pastor and Founder of the Fellowship Church) | 1-877-SEAN-930

Episode 5014: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – Philippe Petit
Cameo: Kumail Nanjiani (as Omar the Secret Prisoner)
Intro – 1/27/09 | Al Arabiya Kidnaps Obama | Cheating Death – Lung Health | Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Report Rumors | Philippe Petit (Tightrope Walker) | Omar Returns

Episode 5015: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – Denis Dutton | Sir Paul McCartney
Intro – 1/28/09 | Countdown to Atomic Disaster – The Wing-Ageddon | Better Know a Beatle: Sir Paul McCartney | Denis Dutton (Author – “The Art Instinct”) | Call 1-877-SEAN-930

Episode 5016: Thursday, January 29, 2009 – John Podesta
Intro – 1/29/09 | Rod Blagojevich Is Impeached | The Word – The Audacity of Nope | Sport Report – Chicken Wing Spokesman Richard Lobb | John Podesta (Author – “The Power of Progress: How America’s Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country”) | Goodnight Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn