The Colbert Report
The End of the Voting Rights Act
Season 9 • 06/26/2013
Not everyone is ready to embrace John Roberts' post-racial utopia.
Peniel JosephThe Colbert ReportS9
Tufts Professor Peniel Joseph details Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, explains colorblind racism and gives a mini history lesson about the civil rights movement.
Intro - 6/25/13The Colbert ReportS9
South America experiences political unrest, a Florida courtroom sees controversy, and Tufts Professor Peniel Joseph examines changes to the Voting Rights Act.
Brazil's Political Protests - Larry RohterThe Colbert ReportS9
Author Larry Rohter talks about Brazil's growing middle class and the 10-cent bus fare increase that prompted multicity riots.
SCOTUS on the Voting Rights ActThe Colbert ReportS9
When it comes to voting laws, Chief Justice John Roberts knows that the South doesn't need to be babysat anymore.
The Supreme Court Rules on DOMAThe Colbert ReportS9
Following the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling, traditional marriage is as defenseless as a freshman frat pledge about to go through the spanking machine.
Intro - 6/26/13The Colbert ReportS9
The Supreme Court rules on gay marriage, America officially enters its post-racial phase, and Bill Moyers discusses "Two American Families."
The Voting Rights Act & Gay Marriage - Emily BazelonThe Colbert ReportS9
Slate's Emily Bazelon reassures Stephen that the Supreme Court's Proposition 8 decision won't invalidate his marriage.
Bill MoyersThe Colbert ReportS9
Bill Moyers discusses the decline of the middle class portrayed in his "Two American Families" documentary and recalls the history behind the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The End of the Voting Rights ActThe Colbert ReportS9
By striking down the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Supreme Court effectively declares an end to racism in America.
"Gang of Eight" Immigration Reform BillThe Colbert ReportS9
The "Gang of Eight" pushes an immigration bill through the Senate with promises of a "border surge."
4th of July Under AttackThe Colbert ReportS9
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considers outlawing the sale of sparklers on the 4th of July, leading Stephen to an act of civil disobedience.
Stephen Colbert's Big Gay RoundupThe Colbert ReportS9
The American Medical Association pushes for reversing a ban on blood donations from gay men, and Disney introduces same-sex parents into one of its shows.
Chuck SchumerThe Colbert ReportS9
New York Senator Chuck Schumer addresses immigration reform, gang violence on the Senate floor, border security and the keys to bipartisan support.
Jeremy ScahillThe Colbert ReportS9
Author Jeremy Scahill discusses the secret war in Afghanistan, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and the Obama administration's "Terror Tuesday" meetings.
People Who Are Destroying America - Lynn HarrellThe Colbert ReportS9
When classical cellist Lynn Harrell tries to obtain frequent flyer miles for his partner, Cello Harrell, one airline decides to fight back.
Stephen's VacationThe Colbert ReportS9
Just back from vacation, Stephen brags about his tan and his international connections.
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