The Colbert Report
Season 8 • 05/30/2012
Alan Alda talks science, fire and the dirty business of pregnancy.
Mother's Day Shout OutThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen gives a shout out to America's moms -- especially his.
Intro - 5/10/12The Colbert ReportS8
Innovations change crime fighting, Wisconsin braves government turmoil, and Dr. Francis Collins explores HBO's obesity documentary.
Donald Trump's Creative Truth & Mitt Romney's Poll NumbersThe Colbert ReportS8
Donald Trump reveals Barack Obama's birthplace, and Mitt Romney must win over America's Sasquatch hunters and alien abductees.
Intro - 5/29/12The Colbert ReportS8
Donald Trump makes a contentious claim, Egypt kicks off its presidential elections, and Charlize Theron discusses her film "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Who's Honoring Me Now? - Peabody Awards & Maxim's Hot 100The Colbert ReportS8
The Peabody Awards are two-thirds of the way to fully recognizing Stephen's greatness, and Maxim names Stephen one of the hottest women in the world.
Charlize TheronThe Colbert ReportS8
Actress Charlize Theron discusses fairy tales, beauty, and Stephen's prizewinning switch from handsome man to hot woman.
Intro - 5/30/12The Colbert ReportS8
The U.N. makes a shocking announcement, Alan Alda gives scientists an easy task, and Facebook stock continues to fall.
Mexico's Drug & Potato Chip WarsThe Colbert ReportS8
Mexico's Knights Templar cartel sets fire to PepsiCo warehouses, making enemies of the most powerful American names in chip trafficking.
Sign Off - Stephen's MatchboxThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen strikes a match and inspects the flame.
Alan AldaThe Colbert ReportS8
Actor Alan Alda discusses good business models, the World Science Festival and his international Flame Challenge.
Buy Best-Selling "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)"The Colbert ReportS8
Stephen's clearly nonfiction book about a talking, soul-searching pole hits two best-selling lists, while Bill O'Reilly's book lags behind.
Barack Obama's Righteous Drone StrikesThe Colbert ReportS8
The government takes out Al Qaeda's "number two," and Barack Obama finds an alternative to shutting down Guantanamo Bay.
The Word - Two Birds With One DroneThe Colbert ReportS8
The Obama administration reasons that anyone in a strike zone is likely Al Qaeda, so no one has to feel guilty about civilian casualties.
Jack HittThe Colbert ReportS8
Author Jack Hitt explores America's self-made history, job creators and the cyclical nature of amateurism.
Michael Bloomberg's Super-Sized Soda SchemeThe Colbert ReportS8
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to ban super-sized sodas, even though America hasn't achieved type-3 diabetes yet.
Sign Off - Welcome Baby Gwinn!The Colbert ReportS8
Stephen suspects that one of his writers has broken the strict, company abstinence pledge.
The Word - Sink or SwimThe Colbert ReportS8
Scientists predict an economy-destroying, 39-inch sea level rise, but North Carolina drafts a law to make it eight inches.
Better Know a District - Represent-O-Map 6000 & Georgia's 5thThe Colbert ReportS8
Nancy Pelosi and the Represent-O-Map 6000 boost representative bookings, and Stephen profiles Georgia's 5th congressional district.
Juvenile Speeches from Congress & President Sparkle-TalkThe Colbert ReportS8
America's leaders speak the high school language of "angry glares at the dinner table," while Barack Obama talks like an eighth-grader.
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