June 3, 2014 - Morgan Freeman

  • 06/03/2014

Open-carry gun advocates make the NRA uncomfortable, Dan Esty weighs in on Obama's climate change initiative, and Morgan Freeman talks "Through the Wormhole."

>> Stephen: TONIGHT, OBAMAMAKES A HUGE OVERREACH ON

CLIMATE CHANGE.

GET READY FORGOVERNMENT-MANDATED SUN BONNETS.

(LAUGHTER)THEN A NEW THREAT TO OUR SENIOR

CITIZENS.

TIME CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD.

(LAUGHTER)AND MY GUEST TONIGHT IS MORGAN

FREEMAN, HOST OF "THROUGH THEWORMHOLE" ON THE SCIENCE

CHANNEL.

I'M STILL ON SEASON ONE, SO NOSPOILERS ON HOW THE UNIVERSE

ENDS.

(LAUGHTER)THIS WEEK MARKS THE

25th ANNIVERSARY OF TIANANMENSQUARE -- OR AS THEY CALL IT IN

CHINA, TANK MAN HAPPY DAY.

(LAUGHTER)THIS IS THE "THE COLBERT

REPORT"!

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO "THE

REPORT THANK YOU FORJOINING US, EVERYBODY!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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

AND GENTLEMEN!

THAT WAS A FIRST!

THAT WAS A FIRST!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN!

I'VE GOT TO SAY, YOUR ENTHUSIASMTONIGHT, WHAT YOU JUST DID

ALMOST LED TO A FIRST ON THESHOW!

I ALMOST STARTED CHANTING"STEPHEN, STEPHEN" MYSELF, BUT

THEN I CAUGHT MYSELF(CHEERING)

I ONLY DO THAT WHEN I'M SHAVINGIN THE MORNING.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, THERE'S NO BIGGER

DEFENDER OF THE SECOND AMENDMENTTHAN FACEY-FACE RIGHT HERE.

(LAUGHTER)I'VE ALWAYS SAID, THE BEST

DEFENSE AGAINST A BAD GUY WITH AGUN IS A GOOD GUY HOARDING GUNS

IN A BACKWOODS SHACK MUTTERINGTO HIMSELF ABOUT THE COMING RACE

WAR.

WHICH IS WHY I SUPPORT THEOPEN-CARRY MOVEMENT, WHERE

PATRIOTS STAND UP FOR THE SECONDAMENDMENT BY PROUDLY DISPLAYING

THEIR GUNS IN PUBLIC PLACES,LIKE A PATRIOT FEST LAST MONTH

WHERE THESE TWO BUDDIES POSTEDPHOTOS OF THEMSELVES WITH THEIR

GUNS AT A CHIPOTLE.

(LAUGHTER)THEY WERE TELLING THE WORLD

THEY'RE NOT ASHAMED OF THEIR GUNLOVE.

THEY ARE OUT AND THEY ARE PROUD.

"WE'RE HERE, WE'VE GOT GEAR, GETUSED TO IT."

(LAUGHTER)BUT I'M SO SAD TO REPORT THAT

THE RESPONSE TO THIS CHIPOTLECHIPROTEST WAS FOR CHIPOTLE AND

A WHOLE SLOUGH OF OTHERRESTAURANTS TO OPPRESS GUN

LOVERS.

>> CHIPOTLE IS ASKING CUSTOMERSNOT TO BRING GUNS INTO ITS

RESTAURANTS.

>> MORE RESTAURANTS ARE JUMPINGON THE NO-GUNS-ALLOWED

BANDWAGON.

SONIC AND CHILI'S TELLINGCUSTOMERS TO LEAVE THEIR GUNS AT

HOME.

GUNS ALSO NOT WELCOME ATSTARBUCKS, WENDY'S, JACK IN THE

BOX AND APPLEBEE'S.

>> LOOK AT THAT, IT'S A DOMINOEFFECT.

OH GOD, I JUST HOPE THIS DOESN'TSPREAD TO DOMINOES!

(LAUGHTER)I LIKE TO HAVE A GUN ON HAND

AFTER I EAT ONE BECAUSE I FEELLIKE KILLING MYSELF.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NATION, THESE RESTAURANTS ARE

FORCING PATRIOTS TO MAKE THEHARDEST CHOICE ANY AMERICAN CAN

FACE -- BETWEEN HIGH-POWEREDWEAPONRY AND FRIED FOOD.

BOTH ARE DEADLY, BUT ONLY ONE COMES WITH MELTED CHEESE.

AND IT'S ALREADY BECOMING AWEDGE ISSUE.

A WEDGE OF CHEESE ISSUE.

BECAUSE NOW OUR SECOND AMENDMENTRIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK BY THE

LIBERAL WHACKOS AT THE NATIONALRIFLE ASSOCIATION, WHO ON THEIR

WEBSITE SLANDERED THESE GOODMEN, SAYING...

WELL, A 7.62 IS WEIRD.

WHY WOULD YOU WEAR A 7.62 AFTERMEMORIAL DAY?

IT'S SUMMER.

YOU WANNA WEAR SOMETHING MORELIGHT, MORE KICKY.

MAYBE AN UZI WITH A FOLDINGSTOCK.

YOU KNOW, FUN.

(LAUGHTER)SOMETHING THAT SAYS "I'M READY

FOR THE BEACH, AND IF THE RIGHTGUY COMES ALONG, A FIREFIGHT."

BUT BY NOT UNCONDITIONALLYSUPPORTING THESE MEN, THE N.R.A.

IS STABBING ALL GUN LOVERS INTHE BACK, WHEN IT SHOULD BE

SHOOTING US IN THE FRONT.

THAT'S WHY THE ORGANIZATIONBEHIND THE CHIPOTLE PHOTOS

OPEN-CARRY TEXAS IS FIRING BACK.

ON THEIR Facebook SITE, THEYCHALLENGED THE N.R.A. SAYING,

"IF THEY DO NOT RETRACT THEIRDISGUSTING AND DISRESPECTFUL

COMMENTS, O.C.T. WILL HAVE NOCHOICE BUT TO WITHDRAW ITS FULL

SUPPORT OF THE N.R.A. ANDESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS WITH

OTHER GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONSTHAT FIGHT FOR ALL GUN RIGHTS."

YES, ALL GUN RIGHTS.

DO YOU KNOW SOME GUNS AREN'TEVEN ALLOWED TO VOTE?

(LAUGHTER)AND O.C.T. HAS PLENTY OF OTHER

PRO-GUN GROUPS TO JOIN LIKE"TEXAS CARRY," "GUN RIGHTS

ACROSS AMERICA," AND "COME ANDTAKE IT TEXAS."

(LAUGHTER) GREAT GROUP, BY THE WAY...

DON'T TRY TO "COME AND TAKE IT."

NATION, I'VE LONG WARNED YOUABOUT THE DANGERS OF GLOBAL

WARMING.

MELTING ICE CAPS, RISING SEAS,REUSABLE GROCERY BAGS.

(LAUGHTER)NOW WHAT'S GONNA GET CAUGHT IN

TREES?

AND FOLKS, YESTERDAY, AMERICAGOT ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE

NIGHTMARE SCENARIO OF DOINGSOMETHING.

JIM?

>> THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONANNOUNCING STRICT NEW STANDARDS

FOR CARBON EMISSIONS.

>> PROPOSING NEW E.P.A.

REGULATIONS TO TAKE HISSTRONGEST ACTION YET AGAINST

CLIMATE CHANGE.

>> IT'S VERY MUCH SORT OFOBAMACARE FOR THE AIR.

>> Stephen: YES, OBAMACAREFOR THE AIR! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT

MEANS: GET READY FOR BREATHPANELS.

(LAUGHTER)THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS WOULD

REQUIRE STATES TO CUT CARBONDIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM COAL

PLANTS 30% BY 2030.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE'S GOINGTO BE A 2030.

NO SURPRISE, THE LIBERAL MEDIALOVED THIS MORE EVEN THAN

THEY LOVE BARBARA STREISAND'SGLUTEN-FREE QUINOA WINTER

SOLSTICE DRUM CIRCLE CLEANSE.

(LAUGHTER)CHRIS HAYES?

>> TODAY, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING,HAS A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST

IMPORTANT DAY IN THE PRESIDENCYOF BARACK OBAMA, AND TODAY'S

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS WHY.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EFFORT BYANY AMERICAN PRESIDENT EVER TO

CURB CARBON EMISSIONS INTHIS COUNTRY.

>> Stephen: YES, IT'S THE "MOST

SIGNIFICANT" EFFORT ANYPRESIDENT HAS EVER TAKEN TO

COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING.

SECOND PLACE OF COURSE IS A43-WAY TIE FOR NOTHING.

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

PURELY PLATONIC.

(LAUGHTER)NOW, FOLKS, OBAMA CLAIMS HE'S

DOING THIS TO HELP THEENVIRONMENT, BUT WE ALL KNOW

WHAT THIS REALLY IS.

>> OBAMA HAS MADE NO SECRET THATHE HATES COAL AND HE WANTS TO

DESTROY THAT INDUSTRY.

>> IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TOREDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

BY 30%, THAT PROBABLY MEANSWE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF

SWITCHING FROM COAL TO NATURALGAS.

>> WE COULD SEE MANY AS HALF OFEXISTING COAL-FIRED PLANTS

RETIRED.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA'S WAR ONCOAL.

>> THE WAR ON COAL.

WAR ON COAL...

>> Stephen: YES, OBAMA'SLAUNCHED A WAR ON COAL!

IT'S THE MOST VICIOUS ATTACK ONAN IRREPLACEABLE FUEL SOURCE

SINCE JAMES K. POLK'S"BLITZKRIEG ON KINDLING."

(LAUGHTER)WHAT ON EARTH IS OBAMA THINKING?

COAL GENERATES 40% OF AMERICA'SELECTRICITY.

THE REST COMES FROM TRADITIONALSOURCES LIKE OIL, NATURAL GAS

AND RADIO SHACK PLASMA BALLS.

(LAUGHTER)WE'VE CAGED THE LIGHTNING!

WE CANNOT LOSE THE COALINDUSTRY.

WHAT WILL WE GIVE TO NAUGHTYKIDS ON CHRISTMAS?

A STOCKING FULL OF WIND?

COME ON...

(LAUGHTER)SO THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLEREASON

TO SUPPORT THESE NEWREGULATIONS.

HERE TO GIVE ME MULTIPLE REASONSTO SUPPORT THESE NEW

REGULATIONS, PLEASE WELCOME YALEPROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

AND POLICY, AND THE FORMERCOMMISSIONER OF THE CONNECTICUT

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANDENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DAN

ESTY!

DAN, THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMINGBACK!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)DAN!

WHY ON EARTH?

YOU EXPLAIN TO ME,MR. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES YALE

SMARTY PANTS, WHY IS OBAMADECLARING WAR ON COAL AND IS HE

GOING TO DRAW THE TROOPS OUT OFAFGHANISTAN AND SEND THEM

STRAIGHT INTO WEST VIRGINIA?

>> STEPHEN, I'M AFRAID TO TELLYOU THERE'S NO WAR.

>> Stephen: WAR ON COAL.

NO WAR ON COAL.

>> Stephen: IT'S A MODESTFIRST STEP.

IT'S A POLICE ACTION AGAINSTCOAL.

LIKE KENNEDY TOOK A MODEST STEPIN VIETNAM.

>> HE'S DONE COMMON SENSE THINGSTO BEGIN A TRANSITION TO A CLEAN

ENERGY FUTURE.

>> Stephen: WHY NOT CLEANCOAL, IT HAS THE WORD CLEAN IN

IT, YOU'VE GOTTA ADMIT THAT.

>> IT COULD BE WE WILL HAVECLEAN COAL BUT WE NEED A BROADER

PORTFOLIO AND WE HAVE A CHANCETO SHIFT TOWARD CHEAPER AND

CLEANER NATURAL GAS IN A PRETTYBIG WAY.

>> Stephen: SO YOU ENVIRONMENTALTYPES ARE ALL FOR FRACKING,

SHATTERING THE BEDROCK WITH ASLURRY OF UNKNOWN CHEMICALS.

>> THERE IS NEED FORREGULATIONS --

>> Stephen: HERE WE GO,REGULATIONS.

WON'T REGULATIONS AND CLOSINGTHE COAL PLANTS, WON'T THAT COST

AMERICAN JOBS?

>> NOT NECESSARILY.

THERE WILL BE SOME TRANSITION.

>> Stephen: YEAH?

THERE IS ALSO A HUGEPOTENTIAL -- IF YOU LOOK AT

WHAT WE DID IN THE STATEOF CONNECTICUT, WHERE WE'VE

BEGUN THE TRANSITION, RAMPING UPRENEWABLE ENERGY, SOLAR, WIND

AND A VARIETY OF -->> Stephen: THE SUN SHINES IN

CONNECTICUT?

>> THE BIGGEST SOLAR POWERCOUNTRY IN THE WORLD IS GERMANY,

WHICH IS LESS SUNNY THANCONNECTICUT.

SO THERE ARE PLACES THAT MADETHIS TRANSITION BEGIN TO HAPPEN

AND YOU'RE SEEING JOB GROWTH INDEPLOYMENT OF THE RENEWABLE

RESOURCES, DELIVERING ENERGY FOREVERY HOUSE AND IT'S LOWER COST

AND GREATER COMPETITIVENESS.

>> Stephen: BUT IN THE MEANTIME,TILL WE GET THERE, THERE

ARE GONNA BE SOME JOBS LOST.

>> SOME TRANSITION.

>> Stephen: TRANSITION?

TRANSITION.

>> Stephen: HOW MANY PEOPLEWILL BE IN THE TRANSITION BREAD

LINES?

(LAUGHTER)>> YOU KNOW, IF THERE WERE

REALLY A SERIOUS EFFORT TO MAKETHIS WORK ACROSS THE COUNTRY,

YOU WOULD PROBABLY WANT TOINVEST IN WEST VIRGINIA AS A

RESEARCH CENTER FOR WIND POWER,SOLAR POWER AND SOME OF THE NEW

TECHNOLOGIES.

>> Stephen: OBAMA IS LETTINGEVERY STATE DO THIS IN THEIR OWN

WAY.

THERE'S A STANDARD BUT EVERYSTATE GETS TO SET UP THEIR OWN

CARBON EXCHANGES OR WHATEVERTHEY WANT.

>> THAT'S A GOOD STRATEGY -->> Stephen: BECAUSE POLLUTION

STAYS IN A PARTICULAR STATE? ITDOESN'T GO FROM STATE TO STATE?

>> FLOWS STATE TO STATE ANDGLOBAL WARMING.

THE GREENHOUSE GASES BLANKETTHE EARTH SO THERE'S A NEED TO

GET A GLOBAL PICTURE OF THISTAKEN CARE OF.

YOU START IN EACH COUNTRY BUT TOGET IT ON THE GROUND, STATE

LEVEL ACTION MAKES SENSE.

>> Stephen: YOU SCIENCE PEOPLEPUT YOUR FAITH IN GLOBAL

WARMING. YOU TELL ME WHEN IBREATHE OUT I'M BREATHING OUT

CO2. SO DO I HAVE TO BREATHE 30%LESS BY 2030, OR CAN I DO CARBON

OFFSETS BY SMOTHERING A POORPERSON WITH A PILLOW?

(LAUGHTER)IT'S OKAY!

OBAMA WANTS ME TO!

HOLD STILL!

OBAMA WANTS ME TO!

>> I THINK THERE WILL BEALTERNATIVES TO THE PILLOW

SMOTHERING TECHNIQUE.

>> Stephen: WE'LL WAIT ANDSEE.

DAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORJOINING ME

(APPLAUSE)DAN ESTY, YALE UNIVERSITY!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY!

FOLKS, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,FOLKS, BUT I FOR ONE GREW UP IN

A TIME WHEN THE GENDERS WERECLEARLY DEFINED.

ONE WAS THE BREADWINNER,PANTS-WEARER AND

CHANNEL-CHANGER-HAVER.

THE OTHER WAS THE NURTURER,EMOTION-HAVER, AND WAS

TRIANGLE-SHAPED.

(LAUGHTER)BUT NOW MEN ARE BECOMING WOMEN,

WOMEN ARE BECOMING MEN, AND MYINBOX IS BECOMING FULL OF YOUR

ANGRY LETTERS EVERY TIME I TALKABOUT IT.

I KNOW.

I KNOW.

I'M CIS-HETERO NAZI SCUM.

I ACCEPT YOUR JUDGMENT.

BUT NOW THE TRANS-GENDERS ARETRANS-FORMING A NEW SEGMENT OF

AMERICA.

>> MEDICARE PATIENTS MAY NOWAPPLY TO HAVE SEX CHANGE

OPERATIONS FUNDED BY YOU, THETAXPAYER.

AN APPEALS BOARD FOR THEDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN

SERVICES SAYS THERE IS NOJUSTIFICATION FOR A

THREE-DECADE-OLD RULE EXCLUDINGTHE PROCEDURE.

>> MEDICARE COVERS 49 MILLIONSENIOR CITIZENS.

IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY MIGHT BEAFFECTED BY THE RULING.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: WHO KNOWS?

COULD BE ALL 49 MILLION.

OF COURSE THEN IT'S GONNA BE THELGBT AARP.

(APPLAUSE)THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES RULED THAT THESURGERY IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

AND CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDEREDEXPERIMENTAL.

BUT I SAY THIS RULING IS JUST ASLIPPERY SLOPE TO ALL OF US

PAYING FOR GRANDMA'S HUMANCENTIPEDE SURGERY, WHICH IS JUST

A SCAM TO SCORE GROUP DISCOUNTSTO THE LION KING.

BUT EVEN MORE DISTURBING THANTHE IDEA OF NANA AND PEE-POP

PLAYING MR. POTATOHEAD"DOWNTOWN"...

IS THAT IT VIOLATES THE TACITAGREEMENT WE'VE REACHED WITH THE

TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY.

I AGREE TO BE TOTALLY COOL WITHIT.

WHICH I CLEARLY AM.

WHICH "TIME MAGAZINE" CLEARLY ISAND WHICH ALL THE PEOPLE

LOBBYING FOR THIS TRANSGENDEREDWOMAN TO BE A VICTORIA'S SECRET

MODEL CLEARLY ARE...

AS LONG AS YOU ARE HOT.

BUT NOW YOU WANT ME TO ACCEPT"UNATTRACTIVE" TRANSGENDERED

PEOPLE?!

WHERE DOES IT END?

WILL I HAVE TO ACCEPTUNATTRACTIVE "NON"TRANSGENDERED

PEOPLE?

WHAT AM I, MADE OF, HUMANITY?I!

BESIDES, MEDICARE PAYING FORTHIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF

GOVERNMENT WASTE.

BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, AFTER ACERTAIN AGE, WHO CAN REALLY TELL

MEN AND WOMEN APART?

(LAUGHTER)THEY HAVE EQUAL AMOUNTS OF EAR

HAIR, THE SAME PAPERY SKIN, EVENTHE SAME COLOGNE.

(LAUGHTER) SO INSTEAD OF TAXPAYERS

SPRINGING FOR SOME EXPENSIVESURGERY TO TURN A MAN INTO A

WOMAN, JUST GIVE HIM AFLORAL-PRINT MUUMUU.

WATCH, JIMMY, PUT UP AN OLD MAN.

NOW THE MUUMUU.

(LAUGHTER)TA-DAA!

(APPLAUSE) YOU'RE WELCOME!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY!

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS AN AWARDWINNING ACTOR WHO ALSO HOSTS

"THROUGH THE WORMHOLE" ON THESCIENCE CHANNEL. I GUESS YOU'RE

TO SHOW YOUR WORMHOLE ON CABLENOW.

PLEASE WELCOME MORGANFREEMAN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)MR. FREEMAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR JOINING ME AGAIN!

GOOD SEEING YOU!

NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK!

>> THANK YOU!

>> Stephen: LISTEN TO THEPEOPLE LOVE THEIR MORGAN

FREEMAN.

>> YES, I ALSO LIKE THE WAY THEYLOVE THEIR STEPHEN COLBERT!

>> Stephen: I AGREE, I AGREE!

STEPHEN, I HAVE TO GET THISOFF MY CHEST BEFORE IT'S TOO

LATE.

I FIND YOUR IDIOCY BRILLIANT,AND I'M VERY HAPPY YOU LET ME

COME BACK ON YOUR SHOW BEFOREYOU'RE FIRED.

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: LET ME KNOW WHENTHAT IS, PLEASE.

OKAY?

BECAUSE WHEN I AM FIRED, I WANTTO DO SOME CRAZY (BLEEP) THE

NIGHT BEFORE!

>> AS SOON AS I KNOW, YOU WILLKNOW.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERYMUCH.

NOW, OBVIOUSLY, THE PEOPLE LOVEYOU.

THEY KNOW YOU'RE THEAWARD-WINNING ACTOR AND

PRODUCER.

SOME FILMS INCLUDE SHAW SHANK,MILLION-DOLLAR BABY, DARK

TRILOGY, ALSO THE SECOND-HIGHESTGROSSING ACTOR OF ALL TIME JUST

BEHIND TOM HANKS.

WHAT AN (BLEEP)!

(APPLAUSE)WHAT A JERK THAT GUY IS!

WHAT A JERK TOM HANKS IS FORBEATING YOU ON THAT ONE!

>> THAT'S ALL RIGHT, I CAN TALKTO HIM.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

YOU TALK TO HIM ABOUT THAT.

ALL RIGHT?

TELL HIM I'M MAD.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE ALSO THEHOST OF THE EMMY NOMINATED SHOW

"THROUGH THE WORMHOLE" ON THESCIENCE CHANNEL, NEW EPISODES OF

SEASON 5 START TOMORROW.

OKAY.

WHY WOULD YOU HOST A SCIENCESHOW?

YOU'RE THE VOICE OF GOD!

WHY WOULD YOU --(APPLAUSE)

(CHEERING)>> UM...

IT'S INTERESTING THAT YOU INVOKETHE ALMIGHTY.

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER YOUR

HISTORY, HE CAN DO ANYTHING HEWANTS.

>> Stephen: THAT'S TRUE.

WITH GOD ALL THINGS AREPOSSIBLE.

>> ALL THINGS.

>> Stephen: YES.

SO IT'S OKAY FOR ME TO HOST ASCIENCE SHOW.

ACTUALLY -->> Stephen: ARE YOU SAYING GOD

IS SO POWERFUL HE CAN CREATE ASHOW SO GOOD EVEN HE WILL WATCH

HIMSELF DISPROVE HIS OWNEXISTENCE?

>> SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT YOURBRILLIANCE?

EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU ALWAYSBEEN INTERESTED IN SCIENCE?

>> NO, NO, I -- HOW MANY ACTORSDO YOU KNOW HAVE THE BRAIN POWER

TO DEAL WITH SCIENCE?

>> Stephen: THAT'S TRUE,ACTORS ARE DUMB.

VERY SHALLOW, YOU CANNOT GETYOUR ANKLES WET IN ACTORS.

>> I THINK SCIENTISTS ARE ALLLEFT-BRAINED PRIMARILY, ACTORS

ARE ALL RIGHT-BRAINED. AREN'TYOU RIGHT-BRAINED?

>> Stephen: I DON'T HAVE ANYBRAIN.

>> Stephen: I'M ALL HEART, I'MALL GUT, OKAY?

RIGHT FROM HERE, OKAY?

SECONDARY ORGAN.

(LAUGHTER)>> WE LOVE YOU.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERYMUCH, LOVE YOU, TOO.

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON A GOODFRIEND OF THE SHOW HAS A SCIENCE

SHOW CALLED COSMOS,GOING TO BE UP AGAINST YOUGUYS IN A FIGHT.

>> WE HAVE EACH OTHER'S BACKS.REMEMBER THAT, NEIL.

(LAUGHTER) >> Stephen: ALL RIGHT,

FAIR ENOUGH

NOW, WE HAVE A LITTLE CLIP OFTHE SHOW.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE'RETALKING ABOUT.

>> SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOR IS IN THEEYE OF THE BEHOLDER.

MOST OF THE SUPER RICH WOULDARGUE THEY'RE NOT BREAKING ANY

SOCIAL RULES.

IN FACT, THEIR INVESTMENTSCREATE JOBS AND MAKE THE ENTIRE

ECONOMY THRIVE AND GROW.

BUT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLEAT ANY INCOME LEVEL WHO ARE

WILLING TO CHEAT TO MAKE APROFIT.

WHEN THOSE PEOPLE ARE CALLED OUTBY NAME IN FRONT OF A CROWD,

SHAME CAN BE EFFECTIVE.

>> OKAY, IS THAT AN ATTACK ONRICH PEOPLE?

(LAUGHTER)BECAUSE, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN,

YOU ARE A RICH MAN.

>> NO, IT IS NOT AN ATTACK ONRICH PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

BUT IT IS -- LET'S CALL IT ANEXAMINATION OF THE POSSIBILITY

OF LEVELING THE FIELD A LITTLEBIT MORE.

>> Stephen: THE EPISODE ISEVERY SHOW STARTS WITH A

QUESTION.

THIS ONE IS POVERTY GENETIC?

WHO WOULD ASK THAT QUESTION?

I MEAN, YOU WOULD ASK THATQUESTION.

>> I WOULD ASK IT, YEAH.

>> Stephen: IS IT GENETIC?

NO, CAN'T POSSIBLY BE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S A VERYSHORT SHOW.

>> IT'S A VERY SHORT SHOW.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHOARE EXAMINING THE IDEA OF

GENETICS INVOLVED WITH WEALTH.

>> Stephen: AS A STAR OF STAGEAND SCREEN --

>> AND RADIO.

>> Stephen: -- AND RADIO, ISTHERE A FIELD YOU HAVEN'T

CONQUERED YET THAT YOU'D LIKETO?

>> NO...

>> Stephen: NO?

NO...

I THINK I'M PRETTY COMPLETE BYNOW.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE COMPLETE?

YEAH(LAUGHTER)

I'M ALMOST AT THE APEX OF LIFE.

>> Stephen: HOW DOES THATFEEL?

>> AWESOME!

>> Stephen: I CAN'T WAIT TOGET THERE!

(APPLAUSE)MORGAN FREEMAN, "THROUGH THE

WORMHOLE" ON THE SCIENCECHANNEL!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THAT'S IT FOR

THE REPORT, EVERYBODY!

GOOD NIGHT!

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