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