The Colbert Report
Thought for Food - USDA Meatless Mondays & Plant Communication Research
Season 8 • 08/02/2012
The USDA encourages workers to avoid meat, and British scientists say that plants speak and suffer.
Sport Report - Stephen Colbefrajilympic Expealacoverage! - Gymnastics & SwimmingThe Colbert ReportS8
The Olympic games are about making little foreign girls cry, and China's 16-year-old swimming sensation avoids checking Facebook mid-race.
The "Fiscal Cliff" Conundrum & Grover Norquist's Tax PledgeThe Colbert ReportS8
The Senate and House need to compromise on tax cuts, but Tax Master Grover Norquist holds Republicans to their no-tax blood oath.
John GrunsfeldThe Colbert ReportS8
NASA physicist John Grunsfeld maps out Curiosity's landing course and considers whether or not there's life on Mars.
Obama Administration's Birth Control MandateThe Colbert ReportS8
Women visit America's Planned Parenthoods to be hooked up to Yaz force-feeding tubes like sex-crazed, foie gras geese.
Better Know a District - Missouri's 3rd or 1st - Russ CarnahanThe Colbert ReportS8
Missouri's Russ Carnahan deals with redistricting and verifies that he is not a genetically modified ear of corn in a suit.
Nancy Pelosi's BKAD Pact & the DISCLOSE Act FilibusterThe Colbert ReportS8
When it came to supporting the DISCLOSE act, Stephen made a deal with the devil -- and by "devil," he means Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Sign Off - Carrot NibbleThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen says goodnight and snacks on a carrot.
Chris HayesThe Colbert ReportS8
The host of MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" explains America's housing bubble, elitism and the difference between educational opportunities and outcomes.
Rafalca's First Day of DressageThe Colbert ReportS8
Ann Romney's Olympic horse captures a 70.243 score in dressage, which might be great if anyone knew what that meant.
Thought for Food - USDA Meatless Mondays & Plant Communication ResearchThe Colbert ReportS8
"Meatless Mondays" erase "Trichinosis Tuesdays," and morally superior vegans are actually vicious kale killers.
Pete SeegerThe Colbert ReportS8
Legendary folk artist Pete Seeger talks about his former Communist Party affiliation, his socialist musician father and the rights to his songs.
Chick-fil-A Appreciation DayThe Colbert ReportS8
Chick-fil-A stumbles on a strategy to help struggling businesses: associate your product with a divisive political position and wait for the cash to roll in.
Intro - 8/6/12The Colbert ReportS8
Chicken sandwiches divide America, a congressman takes a surprising stance on animal rights, and Stephen has a hammer for Pete Seeger.
Mars Rover LandingThe Colbert ReportS8
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA celebrates a successful Mars rover touchdown with unsuccessful high-fiving.
Sign Off - "Pete Seeger: In His Own Words"The Colbert ReportS8
Stephen showcases Pete Seeger's book, "Pete Seeger: In His Own Words."
Steve King's Dogfighting DefenseThe Colbert ReportS8
Iowa Congressman Steve King is not afraid to fight the Humane Society's "We Don't Enjoy Animals Being Tortured for Our Amusement" branch.
Mark ShriverThe Colbert ReportS8
The VP of Save the Children's U.S. Programs, Mark Shriver, talks about his father's civic contributions, the War on Poverty, and the importance of investing in kids.
Mitt Romney's Protective Press Pool & Running Mate CluesThe Colbert ReportS8
Mitt Romney allows unprecedented, wall-to-wall coverage of the real Mitt, but his historic VP decision hinges on Wikipedia.
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