Welcome to ‘Better Know a Guest’, your introduction to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.
The Oscars were held last night in Los Angeles with a visibly nervous Seth MacFarlane at the helm. Honouring musicals of the past decade, and my personal favourite, a tribute to ’50 Years of James Bond’, the Academy tried to breath new life into the ceremony with the youthful and risky MacFarlane. Do you think the show was a success? Should they have called Amy & Tina? What do you thinking of the evenings winners? But most importantly, what do you think “Stephen” will make of it all?
EPISODE NUMBER: 9022 (November 8, 2012)
GUESTS: Rachel Maddow
SEGMENTS: Nor’easter & Mitt Romney | Difference Makers – Stephen Dick Jr. | The Plight of Platonic Relationships | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Maroon tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, November 8, 2012
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….
Hello Hubsters! As karenatasha is away at a conference, I am here to present this week’s roster of guests. After what always feels like a lengthy break week, it’s always nice to get back into the swing of things. As you will see, we have a very intellectual week ahead of us, with an MIT professor, an illustrious political scientist, an actor who has adopted a very worthy cause, and a provocative Jewish author/blogger addressing issues affecting Israel. So without further adieu, away we go!
Here is this week’s roundup!