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