EPISODE NUMBER: 9019 (November 5, 2012)
GUESTS: Nate Silver | Sasha Issenberg
SEGMENTS: Colbert SuperPAC – Severe Candidate Warning | Shame Based Campaigning | Shame Based Campaigning — Sasha Issenberg | “Razor Tight” Election Polls | Sign Off – GO VOTE!
SUIT REPORT: Black pinstriped suit | White shirt | Light blue/dark blue striped tie
VIDEOS: Monday, November 5, 2012
“HE USED OUR SLOGAN!!!!”
UPDATE, WED NOVEMBER 7TH: NEW GUEST FOR THURSDAY NIGHT: RACHEL MADDOW WILL REPLACE KEVIN SHEPPARD
I hope all those Hubsters who were in the path of “perfect storm” Sharon are well, along with their families, and with power restored. My own went out on Monday night and only returned about 9PM on Friday. Heat and hot water, unfortunately, did not come along with the electricity, and probably will not be restored for a week or two. For the past few days, I have simply devoted my time to trips uptown to charge up the phone and get extra supplies. That also meant climbing up the twelve flights of stairs in my building. However, I am not complaining. I am capable of doing that, my apartment and loved ones are safe, and my cats have remained comfortably at home the whole time. People have suffered here, and some have died. In Breezy Point, Brooklyn, 110 homes burned. Flooding occurred everywhere, leaving people in Newark and Hoboken stranded. Staten Island remains in terrible shape. I count my blessings that all my inconveniences are temporary.
For various reasons this week’s BKAG will be short and with “reruns.” Obviously, I’m still trying to get things in order. But also, Stephen has one guest who has been on The Daily Show very recently (and is returning to TDS again this week, too!) and another who was on just a few months ago. They’re not pitching new books or films; they’re coming on to discuss the election. So in those cases I will reprise or extend my earlier post with a few variations where they are warranted, perhaps a few fresher articles and so forth. But web addresses, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts won’t have changed in the meantime.
I still have two Reports and Daily Shows to catch up on this week! I can’t wait to see the David Byrne….
I hope everyone has purchased America Again by now. If not . . . why not?
Election season seems to bring out the best in Stephen and Jon—if not everyone else—and their shows have been blazing in the past few weeks. Kudos to Jon for some of the sharpest work he’s done in a long time. And thank you, Stephen, for everything (but especially the searing humor of “Four more wars! Four more wars!).
This week looks pretty amazing, with both the Report and TDS having a host of fabulous guests. Got to hand it to Jon this week, though. Wow. His booker SHOULD get an Emmy®.
Tuesday’s debate will likely provide more fodder for everyone—and I’m hoping that this time Mitt is the butt of the jokes. I’m betting that if Obama does as badly as he did last debate, he’s going to get an earful from Jon on Thursday.
I would just like to take a moment to offer my best wishes for a full recovery to the brave Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai. The 14-year-old is an inspiration and, in my opinion, should received the Nobel Peace Prize–not the European Union. Malala is currently on her way to the UK, where she will receive physical and psychological care.
Now, let’s take a look at this week’s guests! Continue reading