The Colbert Report
Season 11 • 10/07/2014
Leon Wieseltier talks "Insurrections of the Mind" and the role of critical thinking in a democracy.
The Colbert ReportS10 Victory for Gay Marriage & The Rise of Amicus Briefs - Allison Orr Larsen
William & Mary Law School Professor Allison Orr Larsen explains how amicus briefs allow advocacy groups to influence court decisions, regardless of their expertise.
The Colbert ReportS10 Victory for Gay Marriage & The Rise of Amicus Briefs
The Supreme Court effectively legalizes gay marriage in several states, and a Virginia Law Review article reveals that third-party groups influence the judicial process.
The Colbert ReportS10 Intro - 10/6/14
Outsiders influence the Supreme Court, a new weapon emerges in the fight against Ebola, and James M. McPherson talks about his book "Embattled Rebel."
The Colbert ReportS10 James M. McPherson
"Embattled Rebel" author James M. McPherson talks about Confederate President Jefferson Davis and weighs in on why the North won the Civil War.
The Colbert ReportS10 A Rare Correction - No Ebola Outbreak in the U.S.
Stephen apologizes for incorrectly predicting a deadly Ebola outbreak in the U.S., and pundits accuse the CDC of downplaying the Ebola threat.
The Colbert ReportS11 Cheating Death - Pandemic Health
Scientists target the Ebola virus with ZMapp, a tobacco-based drug with a disappointing lack of side effects.
The Colbert ReportS11 Better Know a District - Illinois's 8th - Tammy Duckworth
Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth shares her views on the Affordable Care Act, gun control and Stephen's generous employee health care package.
The Colbert ReportS11 Ebolapalooza
CNN helpfully compares Ebola to ISIS, and the Obama administration announces plans to screen airline passengers for the virus.
The Colbert ReportS11 Leon Wieseltier
The New Republic's Leon Wieseltier discusses the anthology "Insurrections of the Mind" and the importance of rational thinking in a democratic society.
The Colbert ReportS11 Naming the War Against ISIS
Pundits question President Obama's commitment to defeating ISIS, noting that he has yet to give the mission an official name.
The Colbert ReportS11 John Boehner vs. America's Anti-Gay Marriage Crusaders
GOP House Speaker John Boehner incurs the wrath of conservative groups by lending support to openly gay candidate Carl DeMaio.
The Colbert ReportS11 Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett looks back on her time on "The Carol Burnett Show" and describes her role in Broadway's "Love Letters."
The Colbert ReportS11 Intro - 10/8/14
The Supreme Court defies expectations, Stephen reports on the war against ISIS, and Carol Burnett chats about her role in Broadway's "Love Letters."
The Colbert ReportS11 Republicans Are People, Too
A political ad asserts that Republicans are human beings, inspiring Stephen to make a courageous confession.
The Colbert ReportS11 Intro - 10/9/14
A persecuted minority fights back, scandal rocks the sports world, and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant visits The Report.
The Colbert ReportS11 Sign Off - "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar"
Stephen ends the night with Robert Plant's album.
The Colbert ReportS11 Robert Plant
Musician Robert Plant discusses his ongoing creative quest, the limited perks of being a Commander of the British Empire and his album "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar."
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