The Colbert Report
Season 8 • 05/02/2012
Jonathan Haidt talks about snap judgments and behavior, in politics and religion.
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."
Intro - 5/1/12The Colbert ReportS8
Election advertising gets ugly, God sanctions cuts to the poor, and Carne Ross believes democracy is defective.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan HaidtThe Colbert ReportS8
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses his book "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion."
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.
Who's Honoring Me Now? - National Space Society & Buzz AldrinThe Colbert ReportS8
Buzz Aldrin thanks Stephen for promoting space exploration and awards him the National Space Society's coveted trophy.
Sign Off - 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass MediaThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen waves goodnight with his 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media.
Sign Off - Sound Effects BoxThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen uses a sound effects box to say goodnight.
Andy CohenThe Colbert ReportS8
Bravo executive and talk show host Andy Cohen discusses his book "Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture."
ThreatDown - Newscasting BearsThe Colbert ReportS8
A Pennsylvania news team shares its backyard weather forecast: partly grizzly with a chance of precipitation in the pants.
"Pussy Hound" with Eric McCormackThe Colbert ReportS8
Eric McCormack and Stephen rehearse "Pussy Hound," a heterosexual sitcom about two straight guys named Will and Grayson.
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