The Colbert Report
cOlbert's Book Club - Tobias Wolff & "The Catcher in the Rye"
Season 9 • 09/10/2013
Writer Tobias Wolff doesn't think schools should teach J.D. Salinger's best-known work.
Egypt's Stork BustThe Colbert ReportS9
With tensions running high in Egypt, everyone suspects everyone else of espionage, including birds.
Ronald Reagan on the Syrian ConflictThe Colbert ReportS9
Conservatives like Bill O'Reilly have an unconditional ability to know what Super Reagan would do at any given time.
Billie Jean KingThe Colbert ReportS9
Tennis legend Billie Jean King talks about her 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" match against Bobby Riggs.
Tip/Wag - Iowa, Bigger Pants & Recent ArticlesThe Colbert ReportS9
Disability rights activists support gun permits for the blind, bigger pants make Stephen feel thinner, and recent articles ruin the fun in dissected human cadavers.
Syrian Conflict Action PlanThe Colbert ReportS9
Congress knows that the only thing less popular than attacking Syria is Congress, so clearly, Congress must approve an attack on Syria.
Sign Off - Spider ReaganThe Colbert ReportS9
Stephen plays with political action figures.
cOlbert's Book Club - J.D. SalingerThe Colbert ReportS9
America chooses not to attack Syria, and Stephen gets ready to discuss the biggest initials in 20th century literature.
cOlbert's Book Club - Shane Salerno on J.D. SalingerThe Colbert ReportS9
"Salinger" author and director Shane Salerno talks about J.D. Salinger's lost love Oona O'Neill and the reason for Seymour Glass' suicide in "A Perfect Day for Bananafish."
cOlbert's Book Club - Better Know a SalingerThe Colbert ReportS9
J.D. Salinger flunked out of school his sophomore year because he hadn't read the sophomore book assignment -- because he hadn't written it yet.
Sign Off - cOlbert's Book Club - J.D. Salinger's Glass FamilyThe Colbert ReportS9
Stephen thanks members of the fictional Glass family.
cOlbert's Book Club - Tobias Wolff & "The Catcher in the Rye"The Colbert ReportS9
"This Boy's Life" author Tobias Wolff explains why he prefers Holden Caulfield to J.D. Salinger's Glass family.
Barack Obama's Footgate & Secret Muslim CodeThe Colbert ReportS9
Conservative radio host Andrew Shea King accuses Obama of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood because he put his foot on the Oval Office desk.
America's Got Serious Reservations About This - SyriaThe Colbert ReportS9
President Obama tries to sell Americans on a Syria strike, but Russia outmaneuvers the U.S. on a chemical weapons surrender plan.
Sheryl CrowThe Colbert ReportS9
Grammy winner Sheryl Crow talks about country music and anti-war activism.
New York City Mayoral PrimaryThe Colbert ReportS9
Anti-kitten Republican Joe Lhota moves to the general election, and Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio wins the gay vote against a lesbian.
America's Got Serious Reservations About This - Syria - Rand PaulThe Colbert ReportS9
Senator Rand Paul says no to diplomacy, no to Obama's plan and no to regime change in Syria.
Vladimir Putin's Op-Ed PhotosThe Colbert ReportS9
Vladimir Putin writes an anti-American opinion piece in The New York Times and steals pictures from Stephen's Facebook page.
Philip MuddThe Colbert ReportS9
Former FBI Senior Intelligence Advisor Philip Mudd talks about Al Qaeda, Syria, Colin Powell's WMD speech and enhanced interrogation techniques.
Better Know a District - Washington's 7th - Jim McDermottThe Colbert ReportS9
Congressman Jim McDermott edits the Pledge of Allegiance, supports gay marriage and throws a large salmon Stephen's way.
Vladimir Putin's Op-Ed on U.S. Intervention in SyriaThe Colbert ReportS9
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticizes Obama for promoting American exceptionalism in his Syria speech.
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