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January 14, 2013 — Piers Morgan

The Colbert Report episode guideEPISODE NUMBER: 9043 (January 14, 2013)
GUESTS: Piers Morgan
SEGMENTS: Stephen Colbert’s Double Barrel Blam-O-Rama – Silver Bullets & Video Games | Stephen Colbert’s Double Barrel Blam-O-Rama – Piers Morgan & James Yeager | Stephen Colbert’s Double Barrel Blam-O-Rama – Guns as Civil Rights Victims | Vitaminwater Advertising Lawsuit | Piers Morgan | Sign Off – Pocketbook Constitution
SUIT REPORT: Grass Camouflage | Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Yellow Tie
VIDEOS: Monday, January 14, 2013

On the one month anniversary of the Newtown tragedy, CNN host and gun control debate lightning rod Piers Morgan appears on the Report. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Some fun tweets already:

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Oh-oh … Stephen Colbert just burst back in, shouted, ‘Free ride’s over, buddy!, and fled. I think I’m in trouble here … @ColbertReport

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Stephen Colbert just told me in green room: ‘I’ll be in character so just treat me like an idiot.’ I said I was to, and to do the same.

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Not saying my @ColbertReport debut was tricky, but his opening line was: ‘Why don’t you f*** off back to Britain?’ – Comedy Central 11.30pm.

Jan 14

Better Know a Guest: January 14 -17, 2013

The Colbert Report Guest Line Up 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, Hubsters!

Can we talk? (Yes, I’m stealing that line.) I’m personally getting a little annoyed at media folk who keep saying that Jimmy Kimmel’s new 11:35 show now “makes it a three-man race.” Uh . . . NO. It makes it a FOUR-man race! Why do they keep ignoring Stephen as a competitor? He and Jon get the most advertiser-desired audience of the group. It may not be largest viewership, but it is considered the most sought-after. It’s infuriating. Here’s an announcement: the big networks aren’t all that matter anymore. In fact, they may matter LESS now than others. Get with the times, understand what’s happening with media, and judge properly.

*I am now stepping down from my soapbox.*

Both Jon and Stephen delivered a sparkling first week back. Both of them seemed positively giddy to return to work and, clearly, both knew there was plenty of material just waiting for them. Kudos to Jon for his lengthy openers, which took on the fiscal cliff, gun control, and Sandy recovery funding. (Does it seem to you he’s using the correspondents less and less?) Stephen tackled most of those subjects in an equally brilliant, yet extremely different, way. It’s always fascinating for me to see how they each approach the same news story.

And then there were naughty couches….  😉

Now, let’s take a look at this week’s guests! (Still no photos, by the way. The site is not cooperating. So sorry.) Continue reading