The Colbert Report
Delicate Advice for Chen Guangcheng
Season 8 • 04/30/2012
A diplomatic crisis with China comes at a particularly tense, debt-ridden time.
Intro - 4/26/12The Colbert ReportS8
Republicans create an anti-Obama ad, Super PACs go to college, and musician Jack White releases his solo album, "Blunderbuss."
Sign Off - Montclair Film FestivalThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen highlights "Flat Daddy," a military family documentary in New Jersey's inaugural Montclair Film Festival.
Barack Obama's Slow Jam BacklashThe Colbert ReportS8
Old, gray-haired Barack Obama successfully panders to the youth vote, but Republicans emphasize the difference between class clown and class president.
Colbert Super PAC - Super Fun Pack 1st Treasure Hunt ClueThe Colbert ReportS8
One thousand college students receive their Colbert Super PAC Super Fun Pack, so Stephen unveils the launch clue and silver treasure.
Jack WhiteThe Colbert ReportS8
Jack White introduces his first solo album, "Blunderbuss," and recalls making a record with Stephen.
Concealing Weapons in StyleThe Colbert ReportS8
Invisible zippers ensure that no one will know about the gun in your pocket unless you're unhappy to see them.
Sign Off - Stephen's Fashionable FirearmThe Colbert ReportS8
Stephen shows off his gun's matching suit and tie.
Intro - 4/30/12The Colbert ReportS8
Adults dodge sexuality education, gun owners find the latest convenience, and Diane Keaton joins Stephen.
The Word - Don't Ask, Don't Show & TellThe Colbert ReportS8
Missouri lawmakers want to ban homosexuality discussions in schools because finding out that homosexuality exists is a slippery slope to tolerating it.
Diane KeatonThe Colbert ReportS8
Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton skirts Stephen's questions and misinterprets a backstage hug.
Delicate Advice for Chen GuangchengThe Colbert ReportS8
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng lulls his guards into complacency and escapes from an 18-month house arrest.
Barack Obama & the Anniversary of Bin Laden's AssassinationThe Colbert ReportS8
Barack Obama visits troops in Afghanistan and cynically uses the anniversary of ordering the hit on Osama bin Laden to order a campaign ad hit on Mitt Romney.
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.
Jonathan HaidtThe Colbert ReportS8
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses his book "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion."
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