The Colbert Report
Intro - 5/1/12
Season 8 • 05/01/2012
Campaign ads go too far, God approves budget cuts, and Carne Ross says democracy is broken.
The Colbert ReportS8 Delicate Advice for Chen Guangcheng
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng lulls his guards into complacency and escapes from an 18-month house arrest.
The Colbert ReportS8 Sign Off - Stephen's Fashionable Firearm
Stephen shows off his gun's matching suit and tie.
The Colbert ReportS8 Intro - 4/30/12
Adults dodge sexuality education, gun owners find the latest convenience, and Diane Keaton joins Stephen.
The Colbert ReportS8 The Word - Don't Ask, Don't Show & Tell
Missouri lawmakers want to ban homosexuality discussions in schools because finding out that homosexuality exists is a slippery slope to tolerating it.
The Colbert ReportS8 Diane Keaton
Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton skirts Stephen's questions and misinterprets a backstage hug.
The Colbert ReportS8 Barack Obama & the Anniversary of Bin Laden's Assassination
Barack Obama visits troops in Afghanistan and cynically uses the anniversary of ordering the hit on Osama bin Laden to order a campaign ad hit on Mitt Romney.
The Colbert ReportS8 Carne Ross
Carne Ross discusses his book "The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century."
The Colbert ReportS8 Paul Ryan's Christian Budget Cuts - Thomas Reese
Georgetown University's Father Thomas Reese finds discrepancies between Catholic doctrine and Paul Ryan's fiscal ministry.
The Colbert ReportS8 Paul Ryan's Christian Budget Cuts
Barack Obama and the Catholic Church wage war on Paul Ryan's deeply Christian Republican House budget.
The Colbert ReportS8 Intro - 5/1/12
Election advertising gets ugly, God sanctions cuts to the poor, and Carne Ross believes democracy is defective.
The Colbert ReportS8 Kermit the Frog's German TV Offense - Hans Beinholtz
Kermit the Frog violates German media law, but Stephen defends his reputation to Germany's UN ambassador, Hans Beinholtz.
The Colbert ReportS8 Richard Branson-Shaped Ice Cubes
Sir Richard Branson commissions four skilled designers to create an ice cube mold in the shape of his head.
The Colbert ReportS8 Jonathan Haidt
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses his book "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion."
The Colbert ReportS8 Sign Off - Stephen Colbert's 6000K Norway Norwalkathon
Stephen cancels his 6000K walkathon from Bangor, ME, to Oslo, Norway.
The Colbert ReportS8 Intro - 5/2/12
America's health care crisis finds a solution, a beloved children's character meets adversity, and Jonathan Haidt explores social psychology.
The Colbert ReportS8 The Word - Debt Panels
One of the nation's largest medical debt collectors sneaks into hospitals to seize patients' money before treatment.
The Colbert ReportS8 Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham discusses "Girls," her popular HBO show about young women navigating work, love and friendship in New York City.
The Colbert ReportS8 Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney Alliance Analogies
Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie explains Newt Gingrich's decision to endorse Mitt Romney, using a football-fraternity analogy.
The Colbert ReportS8 Colbert Super PAC - In Search of Mr. Larose
A mysterious Florida rival challenges Stephen's dominance in the world of super secret Super PAC-ing.
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