The Colbert Report
Season 1 • 10/18/2005
"60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl compares Watergate to the Valerie Plame scandal.
The Colbert ReportS1 Sign Off - Commemorating Chewbacca's American Citizenship
Stephen celebrates the American citizenship of actor Peter Mayhew by adding a Chewbacca doll to his set.
The Colbert ReportS1 The Word - Truthiness
Stephen explains the concept of truthiness and makes a pledge to his audience.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/17/05
Stephen kicks off the inaugural episode with coverage of the bird flu, the danger of Greek letters and a fear greater than fear itself.
The Colbert ReportS1 Gravitas-Off with Stone Phillips
Stephen challenges "Dateline NBC" host Stone Phillips to a battle of gravitas.
The Colbert ReportS1 ThreatDown - Bird Flu
The avian flu poses a threat to cockfighting, Greek letters take over the names of tropical storms, and James Brady fights gun violence in Florida.
The Colbert ReportS1 Intro - 10/18/05
A new Danish prince is born, apes grow more adept at using tools, and Lesley Stahl sits down with Stephen.
The Colbert ReportS1 The Word - Bacchanalia
A Long Island high school cancels its annual prom, stating that the students' financial decadence is not something the school condones.
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 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 Lesley Stahl
Award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl discusses Watergate, the Valerie Plame scandal and a new strategy for "60 Minutes."
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 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 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 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.
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