June 18, 2014 - Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

  • 06/18/2014

The RNC sends a giant squirrel after Hillary Clinton, Thad Cochran reminisces about indecent acts with animals, and Katty Kay and Claire Shipman discuss "The Confidence Code."

>> Stephen: TONIGHT, A NEWSECRET WEAPON TO DEFEAT

HILLARY CLINTON. SHE CAN'T RUNFOR PRESIDENT IF SHE'S

BINGE WATCHING "ORANGE IS THENEW BLACK."

THEN A LONGTIME G.O.P. SENATORIS IN TROUBLE.

THE RACCOON ON RAND PAUL'S HEADWOKE UP, AND IT IS NOT HAPPY.

AND MY GUEST KATTY KAY ANDCLAIRE SHIPMAN BELIEVE MEN

AND WOMEN'S BRAINS WORKDIFFERENTLY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THATMEANS AND IT MAKES ME ANGRY.

POLICE IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA,BUSTED A METH LAB IN A

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

THEY GOT SUSPICIOUS WHEN NO ONETHERE HAD ANY TEETH.

THIS IS "THE COLBERT REPORT."

[AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"]WELCOME TO "THE REPORT,"

EVERYBODY.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN.

[AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"][CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME TO "THE REPORT,"EVERYBODY.

NATION, FOLKS, I HAVE GOT... IHAVE GOT SOME ENORMOUS NEWS

TONIGHT, HUGE NEWS, BREAKINGTODAY.

IT HAS BEEN NEARLY TWO YEARSSINCE THE TRAGIC ATTACK ON OUR

CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI.

AND EVER SINCE THERE HAS BEENONLY ONE QUESTION.

>> WHAT IS THIS, ALMOST TWOYEARS AFTER BENGHAZI, NO ONE HAS

BEEN CAPTURED, NO ONE HAS BEENKILLED.

>> NONE OF THE ATTACKERS HASBEEN ARRESTED.

>> THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED THISCRIME IN BENGHAZI HAVE NEVER

BEEN ARRESTED.

>> WHY HASN'T ANYONE BEENARRESTED?

>> YES, WE MUST BRING THOSERESPONSIBLE FOR BENGHAZI TO

JUSTICE.

AND SADLY, HILLARY CLINTONREMAINS AT LARGE.

[LAUGHTER]OH, WAIT, AND YESTERDAY THIS

HAPPENED.

>> U.S. SPECIAL FORCES MOVED INAND CAPTURED THE SO-CALLED

MASTERMIND OF THE ATTACK INBENGHAZI.

>> THE U.S. WAS ABLE TO CAPTUREAHMED ABU KHATTALAH, THE LEADER

OF AN ISLAMIST TERROR GROUPIN LIBYA.

>> Stephen: YES, WE GOT OURMAN.

JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED.

U-S-A!

U-S-A!

U-S-A IS WHAT THEY WANT US TOTHINK.

BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THANWHAT WE DEMANDED TO SATISFY US.

>> WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TOBRING THIS GUY IN?

>> WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

>> FOR THOSE KEEPING TRACK, IT'SBEEN 642 DAYS.

>> IT TOOK 642 DAYS AFTER THEATTACKS TO LAND ONE SUSPECT.

>> THIS GUY HAS BEEN DRINKINGSTRAWBERRY FRAPPES AND LATTES

FOR 642 DAYS.

WHAT'S UP?

>> Stephen: WHAT'S UP?

WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG?

KHATTALAH WAS INTERVIEWED BY"THE NEW YORK TIMES" SIPPING A

STRAWBERRY FRAPPE ON A PATIO.

THEY COULD HAVE JUST LOOKED FORTHE TERRORIST WITH THE FROSTY

PINK MUSTACHE.

[LAUGHTER]PRESIDENT BUSH DID NOT WAIT 642

DAYS TO CATCH BIN LADEN.

IF HE COULDN'T CATCH HIM RIGHTAWAY, HE WASN'T GOING TO CATCH

HIM AT ALL. THAT'S CALLED HAVINGSOME PRIDE.

FOLKS, WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THISSTORY AS SOON AS I CAN FIGURE

OUT WHY IT'S BAD.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THERE AREPEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL

CONTINUE TO TELL YOU THATHILLARY CLINTON'S AMBITIONS ARE

NOT TIED TO THE SCANDAL INBENGHAZI, BUT HERE'S A

COINCIDENCE: I'M ABOUT TO TALKABOUT HER.

[LAUGHTER]HILLARY CLINTON, IS SHE RUNNING

FOR PRESIDENT?

WELL, DON'T ASK HER.

>> I HAVEN'T MADE UP MY MIND.

I'M GOING TO DECIDE WHEN ITFEELS RIGHT FOR ME TO DECIDE.

I HAVE TO SAY, I DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: SHE DOESN'T KNOW.

ALL SHE KNOWS IS SHE'S DOINGTOWN HALLS ON HER NATIONWIDE

BOOK TOUR WITH A GIANT BUS THATSAYS, "READY FOR HILLARY."

IT COULD MEAN ANYTHING.

[LAUGHTER]BUT IF HILLARY CLINTON DOES RUN,

SHE'S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO BEAT.

SHE HAS NAME RECOGNITION.

SHE HAS EXPERIENCE AND TWO XCHROMOSOMES, AND THAT'S REALLY

GOING TO HELP IN THOSE PARTS OFTHE COUNTRY THAT HAVE WOMEN.

FOLKS, I AM NOT WORRIED BECAUSETHE G.O.P. HAS A NEW WEAPON TO

TAKE HER DOWN.

>> HILLARY CLINTON'S PRECAMPAIGNBOOK TOUR ARRIVED IN D.C. AND

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONALCOMMITTEE WELCOMED HER WITH

RIDICULE IN THE FORM OF A GIANTSQUIRREL ASKING CLINTON

SUPPORTERS, "ANOTHER CLINTONWHITE HOUSE: ARE YOU NUTS?"

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT.

A GIANT SQUIRREL.

BECAUSE SURE, CLINTON'S GONETOE-TO-TOE WITH SOME OF THE

TOUGHEST MEN ON THE PLANET, BUTHAS SHE EVER TAKEN ON A

MAN-SIZED RODENT ARMED WITHPUNS?

I THINK NUT.

AND THE SQUIRREL HERE HAS BEENGOING AFTER HILLARY WITH TWEET

ZINGERS LIKE, "HILLARY CLINTONIS SQUIRRELY IF SHE THINKS THE

TALIBAN AREN'T A THREAT TO US"AND "HILLARY CLINTON IS TRYING

TO HIDE HER RECORD ON BENGHAZITHE WAY I HIDE ACORNS."

WOW.

THOSE ARE SOME STINGING NUTPUNS.

I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE.

CASHEW BELIEVE SHE'S RUNNING?

HILLARY PE-CAN'T BE OUR NEXTPRESIDENT.

WE NEED A BORDER WAL-NUT.

REMEMBER, SHE MURDERED VINCEFOSTER.

PISTACHIO.

NATION, THIS IS THE BEST USE OFA MASCOT IN POLITICS SINCE

STEPHEN DOUGLAS DRESSED UP ASA BANANA AND SAID LINCOLN WAS

UNAPPEALING. AND THIS BRAND-NEWIDEA TO ATTACK HILLARY CLINTON

WILL DEFINITELY WORK BECAUSE ITIS ACTUALLY A BRAND-OLD IDEA TO

ATTACK OBAMA THAT DID NOT WORK.

YOU SEE, BACK IN 2008, TOSHOWCASE OBAMA'S INVOLVEMENT

WITH ACORN, THE SQUIRREL MADEAPPEARANCES WAVING BEHIND CHRIS

MATTHEWS ON MSNBC AND DANCING ATDEMOCRATIC PRESS CONFERENCES IN

OHIO BEFORE BEING KICKED OUT BYTHE POLICE.

EVERYONE WAS SHOCKED, ESPECIALLYHIS FRIEND, THE CHIPMUNK.

AND YET SIX YEARS LATER, THEREARE STILL A FEW DETAILS ABOUT

THE SQUIRREL THEY HAVEN'TWORKED OUT.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE NAME OF THESQUIRREL IS STILL TBD.

FOLKS, I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MYMIND THAT REPUBLICANS WILL COME

UP WITH SOMETHING REALLY FUNNYLIKE THEY DID WITH REINCE

PREIBUS.

[LAUGHTER]NOW, THIS SQUIRREL HAS BEEN

FOLLOWING CLINTON FOR A WEEK,AND A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RNC

PROMISES THAT WE'RE GOING TO DOIT FOR AS LONG AS IT WORKS.

AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR WHENEVERTHAT STARTS.

BECAUSE YESTERDAY THE SQUIRRELWAS THE VICTIM OF A SNEAK

ATTACK.

>> HELLO, MR. SQUIRREL.

HOW ARE YOU?

I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING MEAROUND.

WHILE YOU'RE IN BETWEEN YOURGIGS, I WANTED YOU TO GET A COPY

OF MY BOOK. I HOPE YOU WILL MAKETHE HARD CHOICE AND READ MY

BOOK. BUT YOU BRING A SMILE TO ALOT OF PEOPLE'S FACES.

THANK YOU, MR. SQUIRREL.

[APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: SHE MADE FRIENDS

WITH HIM.

HE WAS SO RATTLED THAT HE LATERTWEETED, "THANK YOU, HILLARY

CLINTON.

I LOVE FICTION."

COME ON, SQUIRREL.

YEAH, THAT'S A DIG AT HILLARY,BUT THERE'S NOT ONE NUT PUN IN

THERE.

WHAT ABOUT, "THANKS, HILLARY,BUT IF I WANTED TO READ A LOT OF

BOOKS, I WOULD HAVE ENTEREDMACADAMIA."

OBVIOUSLY, OBVIOUSLY HILLARY'SJUST TOO TOUGH TO BE TAKEN DOWN

BY ONE RECYCLED MASCOT.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE AT LEAST TWORECYCLED MASCOTS.

SO TONIGHT IN SUPPORT OF THERNC, I AM RE-PURPOSING THE

COLBERT REPORT'S OLD MASCOT,McGNAW THE GLUTEN-FREE BEAVER.

COME ON IN, McGNAW.

>> HI.

HI, EVERYBODY!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: McGNAW,

McGNAW, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORCOMING BACK, BUDDY.

>> MY PLEASURE, STEPHEN.

THIS BEAVER IS EAGER TO DOIT. YAY!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: NOW PREVIOUSLY

YOU'VE EDUCATED KIDS ABOUT THEDANGERS OF GLUTEN AND CELIAC

DISEASE.

>> YEP, KIDS, LISTEN TO YOURFRIEND McGNAW, DON'T EAT

BREAD, EAT WOOD INSTEAD.

>> Stephen: RIGHT, THOUGH KIDS,TO BE CLEAR, IN THIS EXAMPLE,

WOOD IS A METAPHOR FOR FRUITSAND VEGETABLES.

>> OR WOOD.

>> Stephen: LET'S MOVE ON.

McGNAW, ARE YOU PREPARED TOJOIN MR. SQUIRREL AND TAKE ON

HILLARY CLINTON?

>> YOU BET.

I'VE GOT SOME QUESTIONS ABOUTHER DECISION TO VOTE FOR THE WAR

IN IRAQ.

>> Stephen: LIKE?

>> LIKE WHY DID SHE VOTE FOR IT.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO PEPPERTHAT WITH SOME BEAVER PUNS.

>> LIKE WHAT?

>> Stephen: LIKE IF SHE HAD TODO IT OVER, "WOOD" SHE "CHEWS"

TO DO IT AGAIN?

HUH?

[APPLAUSE]>> I DON'T KNOW, STEPHEN.

THAT DOESN'T SEEM APPROPRIATEFOR THE GRAVITY OF THIS SUBJECT.

I WAS READING AN ARTICLE IN"PRO-PUBLICA," AND I'M TROUBLED

BY THE FACT THAT HILLARY CLINTONDIDN'T EVEN READ THE NATIONAL

INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE BEFOREVOTING TO COMMIT TROOPS TO AN

OPEN-ENDED CONFLICT IN THEMIDDLE EAST.

>> Stephen: "DAM."

THAT'S A SCARY "TAIL," BEAVER.

>> WHY AM I HERE, IS IT BECAUSEI'M A BEAVER YOU ALREADY HAD

ON STAFF OR DO YOU REALLY WANTSOME ANSWERS.

>> Stephen: I DON'T UNDERSTANDWHY YOU WON'T DO ANY BEAVER

PUNS.

>> THE PUNS ARE FOR KIDS.

YOU'RE ASKING ME TO ASKQUESTIONS TO AN ADULT WOMAN WHO

CAN ASCEND TO THE HIGHEST OFFICEIN THE LAND.

I THINK PUNS ARE A LITTLEBENEATH MY DIGNITY AS A

JOURNALIST, AND THEY SHOULD BEBENEATH YOUR DIGNITY, TOO.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]>> Stephen: NO, NO, NO.

HE'S RIGHT.

I'M SORRY, McGNAW.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS THATIMPORTANT TO YOU.

>> WELL, I'M NOT JUST AONE-TRICK BEAVER.

I'M TRYING TO BRANCH OUT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: LIKE A TREE BRANCH?

>> ALL RIGHT, [BLEEPED] YOU,MAN, [BLEEPED] YOU.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: McGNAW, THE

GLUTEN-FREE BEAVER, EVERYBODY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

McGNAW, I'M SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

THANKS SO MUCH.

NATION, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUGUYS, BUT I FOR ONE, I AM STILL

REELING FROM ERIC CANTOR'SSTUNNING PRIMARY LOSS TO A TEA

PARTY CHALLENGER.

VIRGINIA HAS NOT SEEN THIS KINDOF UPSET SINCE ROBERT LEE TURNED

OUT TO BE THE SECOND GREATESTMILITARY MIND OF HIS ERA.

CLEARLY EVERYONE WHO THOUGHT THETEA PARTY WAS DEAD IN THE WATER

FORGOT HOW IMPORTANT WATER IS INTHE TEA-MAKING PROCESS.

THAT'S JUST SCIENCE.

THE ONLY SCIENCE THEY ACCEPT, BYTHE WAY.

AND NOW YET ANOTHER REPUBLICANINCUMBENT COULD BE TEA PARTIED

IN MISSISSIPPI.

TALK RADIO HOST CHRIS McDANIELIS IN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

RUN-OFF AGAINST INCUMBENTSENATOR AND SITCOM GRANDPA THAD

COCHRAN.

McDANIEL HAS AN EIGHT-POINTLEAD OVER COCHRAN BECAUSE HE'S

REINFORCED A NARRATIVE THAT THESIX-TERM SENATOR COCHRAN IS OUT

OF TOUCH WITH MISSISSIPPI.

BUT SENATOR COCHRAN RECENTLYGAVE A SPEECH AT WHAT

APPARENTLY WAS A "MATLOCK"CONVENTION.

[LAUGHTER]WHERE HE PROVED HIS MISSISSIPPI

DOWN-HOME ROOTS.

>> MY FATHER'S FAMILY WAS HERE.

MY MOTHER'S FAMILY WAS FROMRURAL HINDS COUNTY UTICA.

IT WAS FUN.

IT WAS AN ADVENTURE.

TO BE OUT THERE IN THE COUNTRYAND TO SEE WHAT GOES ON, PICKING

UP PECANS FROM THAT TO ALL KINDSOF INDECENT THINGS WITH ANIMALS.

[LAUGHTER]>> Stephen: YES.

INDECENT THINGS WITH ANIMALS.

NOW THERE'S MAN OF THE PEOPLE.

AND WHEN PEOPLE ARE NOTAVAILABLE, ANYTHING WARM.

FOLKS, THIS IS HOW YOU WIN ANELECTION BY IMPLYING THAT YOU

BANGED A COW.

COCHRAN'S MESSAGE IS: I'M NOTONE OF THOSE BIG-CITY TYPES WHO

DOES DECENT THINGS WITH ANIMALS.

PERSONALLY I WANT TO THANKCOCHRAN.

I'M FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, WHICHISN'T THAT FAR FROM MISSISSIPPI,

JUST A FEW HUNDRED MILES AS THESHEEP FLEES.

AND ALL MY LIFE, I HAVE DEALTWITH HATEFUL STEREOTYPES ABOUT

SOUTHERNERS.

BUT NOW SENATOR COCHRAN HASSTEPPED UP AND SHOWN THE WORLD A

POSITIVE IMAGE OF SOUTHERNERS.

WE'RE INTELLIGENT, CARING PEOPLEWHO ALSO [BLEEPED] ANIMALS.

I MEAN, WHY, THINK ABOUT IT, WHYDO YOU THINK... WHY DO YOU THINK

WE EAT SO MUCH BARBECUE?

WE'RE GETTING RID OF THEWITNESSES.

[LAUGHTER]THIS IS A GAME CHANGER, FOLKS.

IF McDANIEL WANTS TO HAVE ANYCHANCE IN THE PRIMARY, HE NEEDS

TO KNOCK OUT A FEW TEETH, PUT ONA STRAW HAT AND ONE-STRAP

OVERALLS AND SHOW UP TO HIS NEXTSTUMP SPEECH WITH ONE HAND

HOLDING A JUG OF MOONSHINE ANDTHE OTHER ONE HOLDING HIS

SISTER'S TITTY. OTHERWISEI'M AFRAID IT WILL BE

SENATOR COCHRAN HAVING THEVICTORY PARTY AT CAMPAIGN

HEADQUARTERS, AND, OF COURSE,THE VICTORY AFTER-PARTY AT THE

PETTING ZOO. BY THE WAY,REPUBLICAN SQUIRREL,

STAY THE HELL OUT OFMISSISSIPPI.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUESTS TONIGHT HAVE A NEWBOOK ABOUT IMPROVING WOMEN'S

CONFIDENCE.

STEP ONE: WRITE A BOOK THAT GETSYOU ON MY SHOW.

PLEASE WELCOME KATTY KAY ANDCLAIRE SHIPMAN.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]KATTY, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

CLAIRE, THANKS FOR COMING ON.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEINGHERE.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING US.

>> Stephen: I'M A LITTLEOUTNUMBERED.

>> THAT'S THE WAY WE LIKE IT.

>> Stephen: LET'S GET THIS THINGDONE HERE.

KATTY, YOU'VE BEEN ON THE SHOWBEFORE.

CLAIRE, YOU'RE A LONGTIMECORRESPONDENT FOR ABC NEWS AND

"GOOD MORNING AMERICA."

KATTY, YOU'RE AN ANCHOR FOR BBCWORLD NEWS AMERICA. AND YOU TWO

HAVE WRITTEN A NEW BOOK CALLED"THE CONFIDENCE CODE: THE

SCIENCE AND ART OFSELF-ASSURANCE - WHAT WOMEN

SHOULD KNOW".

WHY DO WOMEN NEED A BOOK TOTEACH THEM TO BE CONFIDENT?

ISN'T NEEDING A BOOK NEEDY?

>> IT IS.

>> Stephen: SHOULDN'T THEYHAVE THE CONFIDENCE?

I WANT TO SELL SOME BOOKS, DON'TGET ME WRONG, WE'RE GOING TO

SELL SOME BOOKS, BUT DOESN'T THEACT OF BUYING THE BOOK SEEM

LIKE YOU'RE NOT CONFIDENT ENOUGHDO IT BY YOURSELF?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

WOMEN AT WORK DON'T FEEL ASCONFIDENT AS MEN DO OFTEN. IT

MANIFESTS ITSELF IN WAYS THATHAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON

OUR CAREERS. FOR EXAMPLE, WOMENTEND TO APPLY FOR PROMOTIONS OR

JOBS WHEN WE FEEL WE HAVE 100%OF THE QUALIFICATIONS.

MEN, THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU, WILLDO IT WHEN THEY FEEL THEY HAVE

60% OF THE QUALIFICATIONS. SOYOU CAN

IMAGINE WHAT THAT MEANS OVER THECOURSE OF A CAREER.

>> Stephen: WE WING IT.

>> YOU WING IT.

>>>> Stephen: MEN WING IT.

WHY DON'T WOMEN HAVE THECONFIDENCE THEY NEED?

WHY DON'T THEY JUST GROW A PAIR.

THAT'S MY BOOK.

"GROWING A PAIR: WOMANHOOD THECOLBERT WAY."

>> IT WORKS FOR YOU, BUT ITDOESN'T SEEM TO WORK FOR MOST

WOMEN.

MEN ROUTINELY OVERESTIMATE THEIRABILITIES BY SOME 30%.

WOMEN TEND TO UNDERESTIMATETHEIR ABILITIES.

WHAT WE'RE TRYING DO WITH THISBOOK IS GET WOMEN'S PERCEPTION

OF THEIR TALENT IN LINE WITHTHEIR REAL TALENT.

WOMEN HAVE PLENTY OF TALENT.

WE JUST THINK THAT WE DON'T.

>> Stephen: WERE YOU ALWAYSCONFIDENT?

FOR INSTANCE, WHY DID IT TAKETWO OF DO YOU WRITE THE BOOK?

DID YOU NOT HAVE THE CONFIDENCETO WRITE IT BY YOURSELVES?

>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.

WE HAVE TO TEAM UP.

>> Stephen: I UNDERSTAND.

IT'S LIKE GOING TO THE BATHROOMTOGETHER.

>> HOW DID HE KNOW ABOUT THAT?

>> CONFIDENCE IS PARTLY GENETIC.

CLAIRE AND I FOR THE BOOK HADOUR GENES TESTED.

>> Stephen: WHAT DID YOU FINDOUT?

>> WE ARE NOT AT ALL CONFIDENT,GENETICALLY.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THE GENETHAT SAYS THAT YOU'RE NOT

CONFIDENT?

>> THIS MIGHT GET COMPLICATED.

STICK WITH US.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GENES THATCONTRIBUTE TO CONFIDENCE.

THERE'S NOT ONE CONFIDENCE GENE.

THEY AFFECT THINGS, THENEUROTRANSMITTERS IN OUR BRAIN

LIKE SERATONIN, DOPAMINE,OXYTOCIN

>> Stephen: TESTOSTERONE.

YOU GUYS SHOULD TRY SOMEANDROGEL.

>> RUB IT ALL OVER.

YES, TESTOSTERONE IS A HUGECONFIDENCE BOOST.

UNFORTUNATELY, YOU MAY KNOWTHIS, WOMEN DON'T HAVE AS MUCH

OF THAT AS MEN, BUT TESTOSTERONEENCOURAGES RISK TAKING, NOT

ALWAYS GREAT RISK TAKING,ECONOMIES CAN COLLAPSE.

THERE'S A LITTLE TOO MUCHTESTOSTERONE ON WALL STREET.

>> Stephen: BUT IT'S A FUNRIDE ON THE WAY.

>> I THINK IF WOMEN COULD TAKEMORE ACTION, TAKE MORE RISKS, BE

PREPARED TO FAIL, NOT BE SOPERFECT ALL THE TIME, WE'RE

OBSESSED WITH BEING PERFECT,THAT CAN HOLD US BACK FROM BEING

CONFIDENT.

I THINK...

>> Stephen: IS THAT JUSTHUBRIS THAT YOU THINK YOU'RE

OBSESSED WITH BEING PERFECT?

>> WELL, WE ARE PERFECT.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

DOES EVERYONE START OUT WITH THESAME AMOUNT OF CONFIDENCE AND

THEN IT'S WHITTLED AWAY IN, YOUKNOW, IN A PROCESS THAT

SCIENTISTS CALL MIDDLE SCHOOL?

IS THERE... IS IT NATURE OR ITIS NURTURE?

>> SOME OF IT IS NATURE, SOME25% IS WHAT WE'RE BORN WITH,

THAT'S OUR D.N.A.

AND SOME OF IT IS WHAT HAPPENSTO US IN SCHOOL, AND ACTUALLY,

GIRLS ARE DOING GREAT INSCHOOL.

WE'RE GETTING STRAIGHT As.WE'RE COLORING IN

THE LINES AND KEEPING OUR HEADSDOWN AND DOING SUPER WELL.

THEN WE LEAVE SCHOOL AND SOMEHOWTHE RULES CHANGE.

>> Stephen: THE BOOK IS CALLED"THE CONFIDENCE CODE."

YOU ALSO WROTE A COVER ARTICLEFOR "THE ATLANTIC" CALLED "THE

CONFIDENCE GAP."

WHICH IS IT, A CODE OR AGAP, AND DOES THE CONFIDENCE GAP

HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THETHIGH GAP?

>> WE'RE NOT GOING THERE.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU MEANBY CODE?

WHAT IS THE CODE?

>> WHAT IS THE CODE?

SHOULD WE TELL HIM?

I DON'T KNOW.

ARE YOU READY?

>> Stephen: I'M READY.

BY THE WAY, BEFORE WE GET TO THECODE, THERE'S A TEST YOU CAN

TAKE.

YOU GO ONLINE AND TAKE THE TEST.

AND ABOUT YOUR LEVEL OFCONFIDENCE.

NOW, WILL THIS... I'M HESITANTTO TAKE THE TEST BECAUSE I'M

AFRAID... I THINK I'M A MAN.

I'M AFRAID I MIGHT FIND OUT FROMTHE TEST THAT I'M JUST

AN EXTREMELY CONFIDENT WOMAN.

>> IF YOU HAVEN'T FOUND THAT OUTALREADY, STEPHEN, THEN I'M NOT

SURE WE CAN HELP YOU.

>> Stephen: I HAVECHILD-BEARING HIPS.

>> HE'S TRYING TO GET BACK TOTHE THIGHS AGAIN.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: FOR ANYONE OUTTHERE WHO HAS DAUGHTERS, WHAT'S

THE THING YOU CAN DO TO GIVETHEM THE GREATEST CONFIDENCE?

>> WE HAVE FOUND A COUPLEOF THINGS.

NUMBER ONE, DO LET THEM FAIL.

LET THEM RISK.

DON'T LET THEM FOCUS ALL THETIME ON GETTING A PERFECT SCORE

ON EVERY TEST, TURNING IN ALL OFTHEIR HOMEWORK ON TIME.

I KNOW THAT SOUNDSCOUNTERINTUITIVE, BUT WHEN THEY

SAY, WHO CARES, LET THEM LEARNFROM THAT.

LET THEM GO WITH THAT.

SPORTS.

SPORTS IS ALSO INCREDIBLYIMPORTANT FOR GIRLS.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, NOTJUST FOR BEING HEALTHY.

>> IT TEACHES US TO WIN, BUTALSO TO LOSE.

THAT BUSINESS OF FAILING AGAIN.

YOU LOSE A GAME AND YOU REALIZEYOU HAVE TO CARRY ON PLAYING.

YOU CAN'T LET YOUR TEAM DOWN.

GET BACK OUT ON TO THE PITCH.

THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

>> Stephen: HOW IMPORTANT ITIS TO BE A [BLEEPED] ARTIST?

BECAUSE MEN ARE SUPREME BULL[BLEEPED] ARTISTS.

IN TODAY'S "NEW YORK TIMES"THERE WAS A STUDY BY THE PEW

RESEARCH CENTER THAT SAYS MALEPOLITICIANS MORE OFTEN LIE IN

STUMP SPEECHES, BUT THE AUDIENCETENDS TO BELIEVE THEM MORE

BECAUSE OF THE CONFIDENCE WITHWHICH THEY TELL THE STATISTICS

ON THE STUMP SPEECH.

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE.

I JUST MADE THAT STUDY UP.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]THANK YOU SO MUCH.

KATTY KAY, CLAIRE SHIPMAN, "THECONFIDENCE CODE."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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

GOOD NIGHT.

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