May 20, 2014 - Matthew Weiner

  • 05/20/2014

The U.S. accuses China of cyber spying, Republicans take ferocious aim at Hillary Clinton, the E.U. offers people a clean slate on Google, and Matthew Weiner talks "Mad Men."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO "THEREPORT"!

(AUDIENCE CHANTING)>> Stephen: THANK YOU, THANK

YOU SO MUCH!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

THANK YOU!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU. NATION,

I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOURSPIRITS ARE UP BECAUSE I COME TO

YOU TONIGHT WITH TERRIFYINGNEWS -- THE INTERNET IS UNDER

ATTACK!

SHUT OFF YOUR SMARTPHONES,CLOSE YOUR LAPTOPS AND REMAIN

FOCUSED ON YOUR TV.

(LAUGHTER)UNLESS YOU'RE WATCHING ME ONLINE

RIGHT NOW, IN WHICH CASE, TOKEEP YOU SAFE, I'M GOING TO

CLOSE ALL YOUR OTHER TABS.

HERE WE GO.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

BECAUSE FOLKS --(LAUGHTER)

WE CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL, BECAUSEOUR FRENEMIES IN CHINA ARE

SPINNING A WORLDWIDE WEB OFLIES.

JIM?

>> THE U.S. CYBER WAR ESCALATINGTO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

>> FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER,CHARGES ARE BEING FILED AGAINST

CHINESE STATE OFFICIALS ACCUSINGTHEM OF ESPIONAGE.

>> THE HACKERS ARE WORKING ONBEHALF OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT

SPECIFICALLY TO PILFERINFORMATION FROM U.S. COMPANIES.

>> FIVE OFFICIALS WORK FOR ASUPERSECRET SPY CELL KNOWN AS

UNIT 61398 BELIEVED TO BE HOUSEDIN THIS 12-STORY BUILDING IN

SHANGHAI.

>> Stephen: YES, CYBER SPIES!

IT'S LIKE BEING A REGULAR SPYBUT INSTEAD OF A TUXEDO YOU

WEAR AN ADVENTURE TIME T-SHIRTWITH NACHO STAINS.

(LAUGHTER)THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS PUT

OUT THIS WANTED POSTER TO HELPUS IDENTIFY THESE DANGEROUS

ONLINE CRIMINALS.

SO LOOK FOR IT AT THE POSTOFFICE, WHEN YOU GO PICK UP YOUR

EMAIL.

(LAUGHTER)AND IT'S A TRUE ROGUE'S GALLERY.

FOR INSTANCE, GUI CHUNHUI -- WHOALSO GOES BY THE ALIAS

KANDYGOO,A CLEVER WAY TO PASS FOR AN

AMERICAN, NAME YOURSELF AFTEROUR TWO MOST POPULAR FOODS --

AND THE INFAMOUS WANG DONG,WHOSE NAME IN ENGLISH TRANSLATES

TO PETER JOHNSON, JR.(LAUGHTER)

IT IS ABOUT TIME THEY NAILEDWANG DONG!

I GET EMAIL OFFERS FROM WANGDONG ALL THE TIME AND THE PILLS

HE SOLD ME NEVER ARRIVED.

NOW HOW WILL SHE CALL MEMR. PLEASURE AT SIGHT OF

EXTRAORDINARY POWER MANHOOD?

IN AN ATTEMPT TO GIVE AN EDGE TOCHINESE INDUSTRIES, THESE GUYS

STOLE TRADE SECRETS FROMCORPORATIONS LIKE WESTINGHOUSE,

U.S. STEEL, ALCOA AND THERENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY SOLAR

WORLD.

OF COURSE, THE CHINESE CAN'T DOTHEIR OWN SOLAR RESEARCH SINCE

THEY NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TOTHE SUN.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, THIS IS A MAJOR THREAT TO

OUR FINANCIAL FUTURE.

THE CHINESE ALREADY KNOW HOW TOMANUFACTURE ALL OUR ELECTRONICS.

NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO LEARN HOWTO DESIGN THEM.

IF THEY ALSO FIGURE OUT HOW TOBUY THEM AND DROP THEM IN THE

TOILET WHEN THEY'RE DRUNK,AMERICA WILL HAVE NO ROLE IN

THE WORLD ECONOMY!

AND JUST LISTEN TO THE DEVIOUSWAY THEY CYBER HACKED OUR

MAINFRAME-BOTS

>> A FAVORITE TECHNIQUE THEGOVERNMENT SAYS, SPEAR FISHING,

SENDING AN INNOCUOUS LOOKINGEMAIL THAT WHEN OPENED SECRETLY

INSTALLS MALWARE LETTING THEHACKERS GET ACCESS TO COMPANY

DATA.

>> Stephen: THIS EXPLOITS AWEAKNESS IN OUR ENCRYPTION

SOFTWARE, THE FACT THAT AT LEASTONE EMPLOYEE WILL CLICK ON

ANYTHING. THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM,THAT ONE STUPID EMPLOYEE.

I MEAN, HOW HARD CAN IT BE JUSTTO NOT CLICK ON AN EMAIL?

I'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE.

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO.

OPEN YOUR EMAIL, OKAY, AND IFYOU SEE A MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE

YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE, YOU DELETEIT.

NOW, THE NEXT THING YOU DO --HOLD ON

(COMPUTER SOUND)>> Stephen: JUST GOT AN EMAIL

FROM MR. AMERICA Q. SAFETYTRUST,SUBJECT "BIG JOB PROMOTION

MEETING OPEN NOW."

SOUNDS IMPORTANT.

HERE WE GO.

HMM, NOTHING IN HERE ABOUT THEPROMOTION.

MAYBE IT'S AN ATTACHMENT.

OH, HEY!

IT'S A GAME!

I JUST TAKE THE FILES ON MYDESKTOP AND FEED THEM TO THIS

HUNGRY PANDA.

OH!

HE SMILED WHEN HE ATE OURCORPORATE STRATEGY MEMO!

UH-OH, TIME'S RUNNING OUT.

I'D BETTER PUT EVERYTHING IN ONEFOLDER.

EAT QUICK!

HIGH SCORE!

WOO-HOO!

YOU KNOW WHO WOULD LOVE THIS?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, LAST WEEK, MY GOOD FRIEND

KARL ROVE POSED AN INNOCENTQUESTION -- DOES HILLARY

CLINTON HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE?

AND EVER SINCE KARL FLOATED THISIDEA OR "DROPPED A FLOATER" AS

WE SAY IN THE PUNDIT GAME, THEREPUBLICAN PARTY HAS FACED

ACCUSATIONS THEY ARE A BUNCH OFSCAREDY CATS.

>> THE REPUBLICANS ARE SO AFRAIDOF A HILLARY CLINTON CANDIDACY

THEY HOPE TO TALK HER OUT OFRUNNING.

>> KARL ROVE IS VERY MUCH AFRAIDOF HILLARY CLINTON.

>> THIS IS SUCH A BUNCH OFNONSENSE AND I THINK IT

DEMONSTRATES HOW UTTERLY AFRAIDTHEY ARE OF HER.

>> Stephen: RIDICULOUS.

WE'RE NOT AFRAID OF HILLARYCLINTON.

IF WE WERE, WHY WOULD BYLAUGHING LIKE THIS?

(STARTS OUT LAUGHING, ENDS UPSOBBING)

(LAUGHTER)

BESIDES, HILLARY IS THE ONEWHO'S SCARED, JUST ASK R.N.C.

CHAIRMAN AND HARRY POTTERINCANTATION REINCE PRIEBUS!

JIM, JIM, ACCIO CLIP!

>> IS SHE THE CANDIDATE THAT YOUAS THE HEAD OF THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY MUST FEAR?

>> NO, I DON'T FEAR.

I THINK HILLARY IS A KNOWNPRODUCT.

GIVEN THE MONTH SHE JUST HAD, IDOUBT SHE WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT

IN 2016.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, I BELIEBUSPRIEBUS.

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN, WHY WOULD HILLARY RUN?

IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS, SHEFACED NEW BENGHAZI ALLEGATIONS,

RETURN OF MONICA LEWINSKY, KARLROVE SPECULATING ON HER BRAIN

DAMAGE AND THE RUMORS THAT THEONLY WAY SHE GOT INTO THE WHITE

HOUSE IN THE FIRST PLACE WAS BYSLEEPING WITH THE PRESIDENT.

(LAUGHTER)A LIE?

PROBABLY.

BUT ALL THOSE QUESTIONS OFCHARACTER --

(APPLAUSE)-- ALL THOSE QUESTIONS OF

CHARACTER HAVE TO PUT A STRAINON HER.

I KNOW COMING UP WITH THEM PUT ASTRAIN ON ME.

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

SOUNDS FUN BUT THIS ISN'T THE'90s WHEN REPUBLICANS PAMPERED

THE CLINTONS BY MERELY ACCUSINGTHEM OF MURDERING VINCE FOSTER,

ONE OF THEIR CLOSEST FRIENDS.

THIS IS 2014, AND POLITICS AREREALLY DIRTY NOW.

TAKE THE MISSISSIPPI SENATE RACEWHERE JUST THIS WEEKEND A

CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER WENT INTO ANURSING HOME, PHOTOGRAPHED THE

BED RIDDEN WIFE OF REPUBLICANSENATOR THAD COCHRAN WITHOUT

PERMISSION AND POSTED THE IMAGEONLINE.

IF THAT'S WHAT CONSERVATIVES AREWILLING TO DO TO EACH OTHER,

JUST IMAGINE WHAT THEY'REWILLING TO DO WITH HILLARY'S

SECRET BED-RIDDEN WIFE.

NOW I'M NOT SAYINGMRS. CLINTON'S IN A LONG-TERM

COMMITTED LOVING RELATIONSHIPWITH A MATURE AND HANDSOME WOMAN

NAMED DIANE.

I'M JUST SAYING IT'S OUT THERENOW AND IF SHE DENIES IT,

HOW IS DIANE GONNA FEEL? I'MMEAN, SHE'S SO SICK.

SO YOU'D BETTER THINK TWICE,HILLARY. AFTER ALL, THE ELECTION

IS STILL TWO YEARS AWAY, ANDWE'VE ALREADY POPPED OPEN A CAN

METAPHORICAL WHOOP-ASS.

>> KARL ROVE MAY HAVE THROWN THEFIRST PUNCH.

>> LET'S REMEMBER, IF SHE GOESINTO THE POLITICAL FRAY, INTO

THAT RING, THE GLOVES ARE OFFAND THE BELL IS RINGING.

>> I THINK WHAT KARL ROVE DID INTHAT LITTLE COMMENT IS HE GAVE A

REAL SIGNAL TO THE CLINTONS THATWE'RE GOING TO PLAY, GLOVES WILL

BE OFF, DON'T THINK WE'LL GIVESPECIAL TREATMENT TO

MRS. CLINTON BECAUSE SHE'S AWOMAN.

>> Stephen: UH-UH!

DING DING!

GLOVES ARE COMING OFF!

THIS IS HAND TO HAND COMBAT ANDTHE G.O.P. WILL NOT BE THE JAY-Z

TO HILLARY'S SOLANGE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOR ONE THING, REPUBLICANS WOULD

NEVER GET INTO AN ELEVATOR WITHTHAT MANY BLACK PEOPLE!

(LAUGHTER)FOR ANOTHER, JUST BECAUSE

HILLARY'S A WOMAN DOESN'T MEANTHEY'RE GOING TO PULL ANY

POLITICAL PUNCHES -- OR PUNCHES,PERIOD -- BECAUSE PUNCHING WOMEN

IS NOW OKAY, RIGHT TV PEOPLE?

>> IF A WOMAN HITS YOU, TO ME,YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HIT HER

BACK.

>> MY WIFE IS AMERICAN INDIAN,AND SHE HAS THIS SWITCH THAT

GOES OFF, AND I GO, OKAY, YOUCAN HIT ME 12 TIMES.

I GO, ONE, TWO, THREE, AND THENAFTER 12, I GO --

>> YOU'RE SAYING YOU HIT YOURWIFE?

>> I'VE HIT MY WIFE.

I GOT BIT BY A WOMAN ON THECOLLAR BONE AND WOULDN'T LET GO.

I WENT -- IT WAS THE ONLY WAY ICOULD GET HER OFF!

OTHERWISE, I WAS GOING TO DIE!

>> Stephen: HEY, YOU CAN'TBLAME BOB FOR PUNCHING A WOMAN

FOR BITING HIS COLLAR BONE.

I MEAN, HE'S CLEARLY DELICIOUS.

ONCE SHE GOT A TASTE OFWELL-MARBLED BECKEL, THERE'S NO

WAY SHE WAS GOING TO STOP!

THAT MEAT IS TENDER, HE'SMARINATING IN HIS OWN SADNESS.

THE POINT IS, IF WE'RE GOING TOSTOP HILLARY, NOTHING IS OUT OF

BOUNDS.

WE HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY VICIOUSTO HER, BECAUSE THE ONLY

ALTERNATIVE IS RUNNING ACANDIDATE PEOPLE LIKE.

JIM, WHO DO WE HAVE ON THEBENCH?

>> SENATOR RAND PAUL IS THEEARLY FRONTRUNNER FOR

REPUBLICANS IN 2016.

>> MIKE HUCKABEE JUMPED TO THEHEAD OF THE PACK.

>> TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY.

CRIS CHRISTIE

JEB BUSH, RICK SANTORUM, BOBBYJINDAL

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO TALKING2016

>> Stephen: OH, MY GOD...

(LAUGHTER)WE'VE GOT TO HIT HER HARD!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

FOLKS, IF YOU'RE JUST JOININGTHE SHOW, BACK IN THE A BLOCK, I

WAS TALKING ABOUT THE INTERNET.I LOVE IT.

(LAUGHTER)NEVER IN HUMAN HISTORY HAVE WE

HAD ACCESS TO SUCH A VASTCOMPENDIUM OF KNOWLEDGE TO

IGNORE WHILE WE CRITICIZE PHOTOSOF BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN.

NICE CAT EARS, YA DOUCHE-BAT.

BUT THE INTERNET ALSO HAS A DARKSIDE.

IT REMEMBERS EVERY SHAMEFULTHING YOU'VE EVER DONE AND THAT

HAS HURT A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE,ALSO ANTHONY WEINER.

EVEN I AM NOT IMMUNE.

I RECENTLY GOOGLED MYSELF ANDFOUND SOME VERY DISTURBING OLD

PHOTOS.

I MEAN, WHAT IF MY CHILDRENSTUMBLE ACROSS THAT AND FIND OUT

I USED TO BE A CHILD!

MY CHILDREN WOULD LOSE ALLRESPECT FOR ME!

YOU CAN'T MAKE ME CLEAN MY ROOM,YOU'RE JUST SOME OLD KID!

(LAUGHTER)LUCKILY, THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS

PIONEERED THE ANSWER.

>> YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEFORGOTTEN.

THAT'S WHAT THE E.U. COURT TOLDGOOGLE.

>> EUROPEAN COURTS NOW REQUIRINGGOOGLE TO REMOVE CERTAIN

SENSITIVE INFORMATION FROM THEWEB ABOUT CUSTOMERS.

>> INDIVIDUALS CAN ASK THESEARCH GIANT TO REMOVE LINKS TO

NEWS ARTICLES AND COURTJUDGMENTS AMONG OTHER THINGS.

IT'S BEEN DUBBED THE RIGHT TO BEFORGOTTEN.

>> Stephen: YES, THE RIGHT TOBE FORGOTTEN, FIRST PROPOSED

BY -- OH, WHAT'S HIS NAME?

ANYWAY, I WANT TO CONGRATULATEEUROPE FOR TAKING THIS BOLD

STEP.

IT'S NO WONDER THEY DID.

I DID A LITTLE GOOGLING THISAFTERNOON.

I COULD SEE WHY EUROPEWOULD WANT TO HIDE THEIR PAST.

I MEAN, THE INQUISITION AND THEBAND THAT DID BARBIE GIRL?

THE HAGUE HAS GOT THEIR HANDSFULL.

NOW ANYONE IN EUROPE CAN ASKGOOGLE TO REMOVE LINKS AND BE

ABLE TO GET A CLEAN SLATE --POLITICIANS, YOUR BABY SITTER,

THAT NICE YOUNG MAN WHO HAS TOGO DOOR TO DOOR TELLING

NEIGHBORS THERE'S SOMETHINGABOUT HIM HE HAD

ERASED FROM THE INTERNET.

NOW THE E.U. COURT ISN'T SAYINGWE SHOULD ERASE ALL RECORDS OF

THE PAST. THEY'RE JUST SAYINGYOU SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

GOOGLE IT, BECAUSE WITHOUTA SEARCH ENGINE, INCRIMINATING

INFORMATION COULD NOT HAVE BEENINTERCONNECTED OR COULD HAVE

BEEN BUT ONLY WITH GREATDIFFICULTY.

YES, WE'VE GOT TO MAKE IT HARDERTO FIND INFORMATION ON THE

INTERNET.

AND YAHOO ANSWERS CAN ONLY DO SOMUCH.

IF ONLY THERE WERE A WAY TOSTORE KNOWLEDGE IN A PLACE

WHERE IT EXISTS BUT NO ONE WILLSEE OR HEAR OF IT.

PERHAPS WE COULD PRINT ITOCCASIONALLY THEN BIND IT AND

HOUSE IT IN A BUILDING YOU NEEDA SPECIAL CARD TO ACCESS.

YEAH!

YEAH!

NOW, THAT'S THE FUTURE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY! MY GUEST TONIGHT

CREATED "MAD MEN." WE'LL HE'SABOUT TO MEET ANGRY MAN.

PLEASE WELCOME MATTHEW WEINER!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HEY!

GREAT TO SEE YOU!

>> GREAT TO BE HERE.

.>> Stephen: HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M GOOD, HOW ARE YOU?

.>> Stephen: I'M FINE, I'M ALITTLE EXCITED THAT YOU'RE HERE.

I'M A LITTLE SAD ABOUT WHATWE'RE GONNA BE TALKING ABOUT

BECAUSE WE'RE THINKING ABOUT THEEND OF "MAD MEN" HERE.

THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENTHAND FINAL SEASON ENDS MAY 25,

AND THE SECOND HALF OF THE FINALSEASON IS NEXT YEAR.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHAT'SOCCASIONALLY KNOWN IN TV AS

"NEXT SEASON."

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY, SO WAS ITYOUR IDEA OR THE NETWORK'S TO

SPLIT THE SEASON IN HALF AND --MILK IT?

(LAUGHTER)DOES DON WORK ON A DAIRY FARM

IN THE FINAL EPISODE? WHY BREAKIT IN HALF?

>> THEY DID THIS WITH "BREAKINGBAD."

THEY SPLIT THE LAST TWO SEASONSFOR AN ORGANIC REASON WHICH IS

THAT VINCE COULDN'T MAKE THESCHEDULE, SO THEY HAD EIGHT ONE

YEAR AND EIGHT THE NEXT YEAR ANDTHE SHOW BUILT IN A HUGE WAY.

>> Stephen: IT'S BEEN ON FORSEVEN SEASONS.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN DESCRIBEWHAT HAS HAPPENED, OKAY?

LET ME SUMMARIZE IT.

DON SMOKED, BANGED EVERYTHING ONTHE EASTERN SEABOARD, AND

CALIFORNIA, SOLD SOME SOAP, WASGRIM ABOUT IT.

AND SMOKED SOME MORE.

IS HE A CRITICISM OF THEAMERICAN MALE?

BECAUSE I'M AN AMERICAN MALE ANDSHOULD BY TAKING THIS

PERSONALLY?

>> I DON'T THINK IT'S MEANT AS ANEGATIVE THING.

I ALWAYS SORT OF THOUGHT THAT HEWAS ABOUT THE SORT OF SPLIT

MESSAGE THAT THE AMERICAN MALEGETS, THAT YOU ARE TOLD THAT

YOU -- TO BE ATTRACTIVE -- ONTHE ONE HAND, YOU HAVE TO BE,

LIKE, YOU KNOW, LITTLE LEAGUECOACH AND, LIKE, P.T.A. GUY,

GREAT HUSBAND, GREAT DAD.

ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU ARESUPPOSED TO SMOKE AS MUCH,

DRINK AS MUCH AND GET LAIDAS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

>> Stephen: AND GET THE OTHERGUY.

>> AND BE CARNIVOROUS INBUSINESS.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

THOSE TWO THINGS, I'M ALWAYSSURPRISED HOW MUCH PEOPLE GET

OFF ON HIM WINNING, BUT I DON'TJUDGE HIM AT ALL.

NONE OF THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AJUDGEMENT OF THE AUDIENCE.

>> Stephen: I WAS AFRAID HEWAS JUDGING ME.

WHEN THE SHOW STARTED, HE WAS ASHINY OBJECT, FUN, SEXY, BUT AS

IT GOES ON, HE BECOMES AN EVENMORE COMPLEX CHARACTER.

WHY PRESENT SOMETHING COMPLEX?

WHY CAN'T I JUST BE KIND OF FUNAND SEXY, YOU KNOW, GOOD LOOKING

GUY AND THEN TAKE ALL THAT INNERLIFE AND JUST KEEP IT DOWN UNTIL

ONE DAY IT JUST KILLS ME ANDTHEN, YOU KNOW, MY LOVED ONES

READ MY LETTERS AND CRY FOREVER?

(LAUGHTER)THAT IS A SERIES.

>> WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED IS AGOOD SERIES.

>> Stephen: THIS IS 1969.

YEAH.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU ENDING THESHOW BECAUSE YOU'RE AFRAID TO

SHOW '70s FASHIONS?

(LAUGHTER)ARE YOU TOO MUCH OF A COWARD TO

SHOW FRINGE AND LEISURE SUITS?

>> IT GETS PRETTY BAD PRETTYSOON, I HAVE TO SAY,

HAVING GROWN UP IN THAT PERIOD,MY DAD HAD A GIANT RED MUSTACHE

HE USED TO WEAR BOWLING SHOESAND A MAROON BLAZER.

THAT'S MY DAD. MY MOM'S STUFFWAS MORE INSANE.

>> Stephen: WHAT COLOR WAS YOURMOTHER'S BEARD?

>> MY MOTHER HAD A LIGHTLYBLEACHED MUSTACHE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S NICE. THAT'SA VERY SWEET MEMORY FOR A

SON TO HAVE.

BUT OUR VISION OF THE 1960S,IT'S KIND OF A BEAUTIFIC VIEW.

WE EVEN HAVE SAINTED FIGURESTHROUGHOUT THE 1960s

WITH BOTH KENNEDYSAND KING.

BUT THIS VISION WE'RE GETTING OFINDIVIDUALS' LIVES IS NOT

NECESSARILY A HAPPY ONE.

DON'T YOU HAVE ANY HAPPYMEMORIES OF THE 1960s?

I WAS BORN IN 1964 AND 1969 WASSO HAPPY TO ME.

I WAS ALWAYS WITH MY MOM ANDLISTENING TO "THE ASSOCIATION"

ON THE RADIO.

(LAUGHTER)>> I WAS BORN IN '65 AND I

REMEMBER LISTENING TO SPANKY ANDOUR GANG AND MY DAD LISTENED TO

JUDY COLLINS.

NO, BUT I HAD A HAPPY MEMORY.

THERE IS A POSITIVE ELEMENT TOIT WHICH IS LIKE YOU RECOGNIZE

PARTS OF YOUR LIFE.

BUT I REALLY WANTED TO TELL THESTORY THAT OUR VIEW OF THE

'60s HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN BY ACERTAIN GENERATION THAT WAS EVEN

A LITTLE BIT OLDER THAN YOU ANDI ARE.

AND THEY HAVE A VERY ROSYPICTURE --

>> Stephen: THE BABY BOOMERS.

YES.

>> Stephen: THEY WON'T LET USSTOP THINKING ABOUT THE 60s.

>> THEY THINK THEY INVENTED SEX,DRUGS, YOU KNOW.

>> Stephen: YEP.

THEY HAVE A VIEW OF ITTHAT IS A CHILD'S VIEW OF IT.

SO I WANTED TO SAY WHAT WOULD ITBE IF YOU WERE AN ADULT WHO

LIVE THROUGH FAIRLY INTERESTINGTHINGS LIKE WORLD WAR II AND THE

GREAT DEPRESSION AND THEN THISCOMES ALONG.

AND THERE WAS TREMENDOUS CHANGEAND THE CLICHE TURBULENCE AND

FREE LOVE.

BUT THERE WAS FREE LOVE IN THE1920s AND THE 1930s, THE

BEATNICK MOVEMENT OF THE 1950s.NO ONE INVENTED ANY OF THIS.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WAS THEREWAS A GENERATION THAT WAS ASKED

BUT THEY GOT EDUCATION, A LOT OFENTERTAINMENT, THEY GOT SPENDING

MONEY, THEY BECAME THE FOCUS OFTHE ECONOMY, OF

EVERYTHING, THERE WAS AWAR GOING ON WHICH THEY WERE

SUPPOSED TO FIGHT AND SOMEDIDN'T, BUT IN THE GENERATION

BEFORE THEM ALL OF THEM FOUGHT,AND THEY HAVE A VERY SORT OF

DEMANDING -- I EXPERIENCE IT INREAL LIFE.

THEY'LL COME UP AND SAY WHATHAPPENED TO THIS OR THAT?

AND I'M, LIKE, I'M NOT TELLINGYOUR STORY.

I'M TELLING THE STORY OF YOURPARENTS OR YOUR GRANDPARENTS.

SO I DON'T HAVE A JUDGMENT ONIT, NECESSARILY -- THAT SOUNDED

REALLY JUDGMENTAL, IT DID --(LAUGHTER)

I DON'T KNOW.>> Stephen: LOOK IN THE MIRROR,

MATTHEW.

>> YEAH, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FORAN ENDING FOR THE SERIES, YOU

WORKED ON "THE SOPRANOS," OKAY.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: A GREAT ENDING TOTHIS SERIES "MAD MEN" WOULD BE

IF, IN THE LAST EPISODE, DONTURNED TO THE CAMERA AND

EXPLAINED THE ENDING OF "THESOPRANOS."

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT'S APLEASURE!

>> Stephen: MATT WEINER, "MADMEN" FINAL EPISODE, MAY 25TH

FOR THIS SEASON. WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK!

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT FOR "THEREPORT EVERYBODY. GOOD NIGHT.