The Colbert Report
Stephen Settles the Debate - Whales and Cod vs. Polar Bears and Seal Hunters
Season 1 • 10/19/2005
The melting ice cap may threaten the lives of seals and the livelihoods of seal hunters.
The Colbert ReportS1 Sign Off - A Fax From James Brady
Stephen reads a faxed threat that he received from James Brady, a longtime supporter of gun control.
The Colbert ReportS1 Lesley Stahl
Award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl discusses Watergate, the Valerie Plame scandal and a new strategy for "60 Minutes."
The Colbert ReportS1 All You Need to Know - Illegal Immigration
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff vows to remove undocumented immigrants from the U.S., and the new Danish prince gets some advice.
The Colbert ReportS1 Better Know a District - Georgia's 1st - Jack Kingston
Congressman Jack Kingston chats about living in Ethiopia as a child, his experiences in a fraternity and his favorite "Seinfeld" episode.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/19/05
A dictator gets his day in court, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are in the family way, and Fareed Zakaria discusses foreign affairs.
The Colbert ReportS1 On Notice - Bobby's Candy Apples
Stage Manager Bobby is placed on notice for referring to "caramel apples" as "candy apples."
The Colbert ReportS1 Tip/Wag - Teen Pregnancy & Katie's No Lady
Teen pregnancy rates drop even though many teenagers are still engaging in sexual activity, and Katie Holmes gets pregnant out of wedlock.
The Colbert ReportS1 The Word - Disappointed
After sharing the benefits of a caramel apple in the morning, Stephen explains how the media is mishandling Saddam Hussein's trial.
The Colbert ReportS1 Fareed Zakaria
Fareed Zakaria of "Newsweek" discusses outsourcing, Saddam Hussein's trial and his own centrist views.
The Colbert ReportS1 Sign Off - The In-Box - You're Great
Stephen reads two complimentary letters from his fans and one much less flattering letter.
The Colbert ReportS1 Stephen Settles the Debate - Whales and Cod vs. Polar Bears and Seal Hunters
With global warming melting the Arctic ice cap, several animals -- including whales, cod, polar bears and seals -- may need to adapt to changes in their ecosystem.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/20/05
Obesity in America climbs, foreign news becomes easier to understand, and financial expert Jim Cramer sits down with Stephen.
The Colbert ReportS1 Sign Off - Credit Cards
In order to stave off bankruptcy, average Americans must begin using as many credit cards as possible.
The Colbert ReportS1 Avian Flu
As most news networks emphasis the worst parts of the bird flu epidemic, Stephen takes a cue from Fox News and throws a little bit of Lisa Loeb into his reporting.
The Colbert ReportS1 Russ Lieber - Candy and Air
Radio host Russ Lieber becomes enraged when he finds out that Stephen has gotten his own television show.
The Colbert ReportS1 Jim Cramer
Financial expert and "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer explains why it's beneficial to invest in foreign markets.
The Colbert ReportS1 Un-American News - The Foreign Press
An English newspaper misunderstands the word "unlawful," Spanish television covers the Saddam Hussein trial, and Greek journalists use a quick-and-easy time-burner.
The Colbert ReportS1 The Word - Love Handles
The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act (known as the "Cheeseburger Bill") is passed, making it unlawful to sue corporations that sell fatty foods.
The Colbert ReportS1 Bring 'Em Back or Leave 'Em Dead - Inquisition
Stephen is disappointed that his audience thinks the man who invented the Frosty should stay dead.
The Colbert ReportS1 Against the Pundocracy
Stephen strikes his first blow against the Schieffers, the Russerts and the Stephanopouli.
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