|The Colbert Report|
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|Format||Late night talk show|
|Created by||Stephen Colbert|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|No. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human News is any new information or information on Current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or Word of mouth A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Late night television is the block of Television programming usually airing sometime between 1130 pm to 300 am. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Ben Karlin (born c 1971 is an American Television producer. He is an eight time Emmy -winning American writer and executive producer best Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||400 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original channel||Comedy Central|
|Original run||October 17, 2005 – present|
|Related shows||The Daily Show|
The Colbert Report (/koʊlbe:ɹ ɹəpo:ɹ/—the T's are silent in "Colbert" and "Report") is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. This list of episodes of The Colbert Report details information on past and upcoming episodes of The Colbert Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The present is the Time that is perceived directly not as a recollection or a speculation The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show The United States of America —commonly referred to as the News satire, also called fake news, is a type of Parody presented in a format typical of mainstream Journalism, and called a satire because of its content A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U m. to 12:00 midnight Eastern Time Zone (North America) each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States and on both The Comedy Network and CTV in Canada. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Comedy Network (TCN is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned by CTV Television Inc CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page In the United Kingdom it airs at 11. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 00 p. m on FX (UK) each Tuesday through Friday. FX is a TV channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Fox, launched in 12 January 2004 and originally It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show
The Colbert Report is a spin-off and counterpart of The Daily Show which, like The Daily Show, critiques politics and the media. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing It satirizes personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human A pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his/her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the Social sciences The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses  The show focuses on Stephen Colbert, a fictional anchorman character played by Colbert. Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (koʊɫˈbεɹ is the The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits. In Sociology or Anthropology, social status is the honor or prestige attached to one's position in Society (one's Social position) Idiot is a word derived from the Greek, idiōtēs ("person lacking professional skill" "a private citizen" "individual" from A pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his/her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the Social sciences 
The Colbert Report was nominated for four Emmys each in 2006 and 2007, two Television Critics Association Awards, and two Satellite Awards. The Television Critics Association (or TCA) is a group of approximately 200 United States and Canadian journalists and columnists who cover Television The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. It received a Special Recognition award at the 2007 GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair accurate and It has been presented as non-satirical journalism in several instances, by the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust, and following Robert Wexler's interview on the program. Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8 1947 is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. Robert Wexler (born January 2, 1961) is an American politician from the U The Report received considerable media coverage following its debut on October 17, 2005, for Colbert's popularizing of the term "truthiness", which dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster named its 2006 "Word of the Year. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Truthiness is a term first used in its current satirical sense by American television comedian Stephen Colbert in 2005 to describe A dictionary is a book of alphabetically listed Words in a specific language with definitions etymologies pronunciations and other information or a book of alphabetically Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Merriam-Webster, which was originally the G & C Merriam Company of Springfield Massachusetts, is an American company that publishes reference books "
The Report has had cultural influence in a number of ways. In 2006, after Colbert encouraged viewers to vote online to name a Hungarian bridge after him, he won the first round of voting with 17,231,724 votes. Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic  The Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary presented Mr. '''he''' Mr András Simonyi was the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States between Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Colbert with a declaration certifying him as the winner of the second and final round of voting, though it was later announced that the bridge would be named the Megyeri Bridge. The Megyeri Bridge, previously known as the Northern M0 Danube bridge, is a new cable-stayed bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda In 2007, the Democratic Caucus chair instructed freshmen not to appear on the show's 'Better Know a District' segment. Better Know a District (also known as BKAD) is a recurring segment on The Colbert Report.  The Report has also coined several neologisms, such as "freem" and "wikiality". A neologism (from Greek neo = "new" + logos = "word" is a word that although devised relatively recently in a specific time period has been
In 2004, The Daily Show won Emmy Awards, and Comedy Central wanted to expand the franchise.  Stephen Colbert had been a correspondent on, and co-writer for, The Daily Show for six seasons. Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin (The Daily Show's executive producer) supposedly came up with the idea for The Colbert Report after watching coverage of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Bill O'Reilly. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Ben Karlin (born c 1971 is an American Television producer. He is an eight time Emmy -winning American writer and executive producer best William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and Jon Stewart's production company, Busboy Productions, developed The Report. Busboy Productions is a Production company that was launched by Jon Stewart back in the mid-90s when he was known for hosting the The Jon Stewart Show Colbert, Stewart, and Karlin pitched the idea of the show (reportedly with one phrase: "our version of The O'Reilly Factor with Stephen Colbert") to Comedy Central chief Doug Herzog, who agreed to run the show for eight weeks without creating a pilot. The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming Douglas Alan Herzog (born July 16 1959) is an American television executive 
The Colbert Report first appeared in the form of three commercials for itself which aired several times on The Daily Show, although the themes that form the basis for The Report can be seen in the reports of Colbert's correspondent character on The Daily Show. A television advertisement or television commercial (often just commercial or advert (US or ad (UK is a span of television programming produced The show debuted October 17, 2005, with an initial contract for an eight-week run. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. On November 2, 2005 based on the strong ratings for the show's first two weeks, Comedy Central and Colbert announced they had signed for an additional year, through the end of 2006. Events 1570 - A Tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1000 Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television 
Typically, Colbert starts each episode with teasers regarding the show's topics and guest, followed by a verbal metaphor that promotes the show — for example, "Go out ten yards and button-hook to the left. Metaphor (from the Greek: μεταφορά - metaphora, meaning "transfer" is language that directly compares seemingly unrelated subjects A play in American football is a set of player and ball movements to either advance the ball (for offensive plays or prevent the advancement of the ball (for defensive plays I'm going to hit you with a perfect spiral of the truth. This is The Colbert Report. " The show's opening title sequence begins with images of flag waving, Colbert striking poses and words describing Colbert flying by. Originally, the last word was grippy, but it has changed to megamerican, Lincolnish, superstantial, freem, eneagled, flagaphile, good, gutly, warrior-poet, President Bush have a hotdog with me, and Self-Evident (for the week of April 14, 2008, in honor of the show's broadcast from Philadelphia, returning to President Bush have a hotdog with me afterwards). Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The sequence ends with a computer-generated shrieking eagle swooping toward the foreground.
Following the opening sequence, Colbert proceeds a run-through of the day's headlines, similar to that of The Daily Show but with a pseudo-right-wing spin. In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities The program proper then begins with Colbert addressing a specific topic. That topic will usually lead into a "The Wørd" segment, which juxtaposes Colbert's commentary with satirical bullet points on-screen, a parody on The O'Reilly Factor's "Talking Points Memo;" though on occasion he will conduct a short interview with someone having to do with the topic. The format of the middle segment varies, but it is normally a visual presentation or skit. Often, these skits are parts of recurring segments, which include:
Sometimes, there is a "Colbert Report Special Repor-t" (final "t" pronounced with special emphasis), in which Colbert devotes a section of an episode, and sometimes the entire episode to a special subject. The third segment is almost always an interview with a celebrity guest, often an author or government official.  The interview is, unlike The Daily Show, conducted at a different table on the set. Viewers applaud as Colbert hammily jogs from his desk to the interview area, where his guest awaits. This is different from the traditional format, in which the guest enters to applause and joins the already seated host. Afterwards, Colbert ends the show by giving some parting words to the audience.
The studio in which The Colbert Report is taped was used for The Daily Show until July 2005. The set for The Colbert Report is called "The Eagle's Nest" and reflects and facilitates Colbert's self-aggrandizing style.  The set has two main areas: the desk, from which Colbert hosts most of the show, and the guest interview area to camera right, where his guest for the evening is interviewed. On one wall, above an artificial fireplace, is a portrait of Colbert; it originally showed Colbert standing in front of the same mantel with another portrait of himself. On the show's first anniversary, the portrait was replaced by one of Colbert standing in front of the mantel with the first portrait above it; the original was auctioned off at a charity event and currently hangs in the Sticky Fingers restaurant in Colbert's native Charleston. Sticky Fingers is a restaurant chain located in the southeastern United States specializing in Memphis Style Barbecue.  Colbert claimed that the portrait will be changed every year to add another level of depth. On October 17, 2007, the portrait was removed and replaced with a new one that followed an identical pattern, but changed Colbert's placement in the foreground. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
As of January 16, 2008, the current "3-deep" Colbert portrait has been placed on display "right between the bathrooms near the 'America's Presidents' exhibit" at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The National Portrait Gallery is an Art gallery in Washington D Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The National Portrait Gallery is an Art gallery in Washington D Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D  After first being rejected by the National Museum of American History, Colbert petitioned the Smithsonian to display his portrait, who agreed to "go along with the joke," though they stress that it is only temporary. Colbert said "I don't mean to brag, but as it contains three portraits, my portrait has more portraits than any other portrait in the National Portrait Gallery!" The portrait, formerly on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, was then put on display at the Smithsonian until April 13.
The graphics used throughout the show and the studio itself are saturated with American flags, Bald Eagles, Captain America's shield, and other patriotic imagery. Flags of the United States The Flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of Red (top and bottom alternating The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and  The set contains many references to Colbert, and on the show's first episode he pointed out several examples: his name, initials and the name of the show appear on the desk's plasma screen, on the rafters above the desk, and the desk itself is shaped like a giant "C".  In an interview with The A.V. Club, Colbert explained that much of the design for the set was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. The AV Club is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion eaters. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer The Last Supper (Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena) is a 15th century Mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron "All the architecture of that room points at Jesus' head, the entire room is a halo", Colbert said. Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE) A halo (ἅλως also known as a nimbus, Aureole, glory, or gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art "On the set, I'd like the lines of the set to converge on my head. And so if you look at the design, it all does, it all points at my head. . . there's a sort of sun-god burst quality about the set around me. "Sun god" redirects here For the Ramsey Lewis album see Sun Goddess (album. " On the floor to the front stage right of his desk there is an Eagle's nest, and a tape outline of where he injured his wrist, akin to those seen at murder scenes.
For the week of April 14 through April 17 2008, the program was taped at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania campus, in advance of the Democratic Party primary in that state on April 22. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a music venue in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. This is the first time the program has been taped outside its regular New York City studios. 
Production of new episodes was suspended on November 5, 2007 due to the Writers Guild of America strike, although a live untaped performance called The Colbert Report - On Strike! took place on December 3, 2007, with proceeds going towards show staffers. Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The 2007&ndash2008 Writers Guild of America strike, or more commonly known as the Writers' Strike was a strike by the Writers Guild of America East  The show returned on January 7, 2008, without the writing staff. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Upon the show's return, Colbert modified the pronunciation of the show's name, using hard Ts (/koʊlbɵɹt ɹəpɔɹt/); a similar move was made by The Daily Show which returned to air as A Daily Show. On February 13, in honor of the end of the strike, the original names of both shows were restored.
During the strike, Colbert stopped performing the customary "table of contents" that usually precedes the opening titles, as well as other regular written segments such as The Wørd. As a member of the Writers Guild of America, Colbert was barred from writing any material for the show himself which his writers would ordinarily write. Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> Writers Guild of America East ( WGAE) is a labor union representing  As a result, Colbert conducted more guest interviews, although several people turned down invitations to cross the picket line to appear on the show, including Katrina van den Heuvel and Naomi Klein. Naomi Klein (b 8 May 1970, Montreal Quebec) is a Canadian Journalist, Author and activist well known for her  At one stage, Colbert lashed out at fellow late night host Conan O'Brien, who had also recently returned to air without his writers, for claiming to have made presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an Emmy Award -winning American Television host and Comedian, best known Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24 1955 is a former Republican governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and a political Commentator In response, Jon Stewart, Colbert's former Daily Show colleague, claimed that he had introduced O'Brien to the public on his earlier show, and thus, by his logic, Stewart was responsible for Huckabee's success. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and The Jon Stewart Show was a short-lived Talk show hosted by Comedian Jon Stewart on MTV. This sparked a briefly recurring mock feud between Colbert, O'Brien and Stewart — during which they appeared on each other's shows — which culminated in a three-way brawl on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 4, 2008. Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
The Stephen Colbert character is a semi-fictional character portrayed by comedian and actor Stephen Colbert. Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (koʊɫˈbεɹ is the Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (koʊɫˈbεɹ is the The character is a caricature of news pundits such as Stone Phillips, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Geraldo Rivera, whose shows focus on "bluster and personality". Stone Stockton Phillips (born December 2, 1954 in Texas City Texas) is the former co-anchor of Dateline NBC, a Newsmagazine William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and Sean Hannity (born December 30 1961 is an American radio and television host, conservative Political commentator, and  Colbert's character, a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is right-wing, egomaniacal, fact-averse, God-fearing, and super-patriotic. He claims to be an independent who is often mistaken for a Republican, but uniformly despises liberals and generally agrees with the actions and decisions of George W. Bush and the Republican Party. An independent may be variously defined as a Voter who votes for candidates and issues rather than on the basis of a political ideology or Partisanship Modern liberalism in the United States, also referred to as American liberalism, is a political ideology that seeks to use the power of the state to effect change upon society George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. This is evidenced by one of the questions that he asks of many of his guests: "George W. Bush: great President, or the greatest President?"
The character's self-aggrandizing style includes frequent promotion of an extensive range of fictional merchandising and products, including perfumes, sci-fi novels, medications, his own "man seed", and other products, all of which are either produced or endorsed by Colbert. Physiological aspects Internal and external fertilization Depending on the Species, spermatozoa can fertilize He has also convinced his viewers, whom he addresses as "the Colbert Nation", to vote for him in various public naming polls: the mascot of the Saginaw Spirit, an Ontario Hockey League team has been named after him. The Saginaw Spirit are a Junior ice hockey team from Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America, playing in the Ontario Hockey League 
Colbert's character has been described as a "caustic right-wing bully".  On the interview segment of the show, Colbert frequently attempts to "nail" his guest by using various rhetorical devices, and often logical fallacies, to prove them wrong. In Rhetoric, a rhetorical device or resource of language is a technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an Emotional response in the audience (the A fallacy is a component of an Argument which being demonstrably flawed in its Logic or form renders the argument invalid in whole  Despite his bluster, Colbert's character suffers from arctophobia, the fear of bears, which he refers to as "giant, marauding, godless killing machines. Phobias Phobias (in the clinical meaning of the term are the most common form of Anxiety disorders An American study by the National Institute of Mental Health " This bear phobia was inspired by Colbert's real-life fear of bears as a child.  Colbert refers to Bill O'Reilly as "Papa Bear", a title with a double meaning, considering Colbert's hatred of bears.  Colbert displays fear and suspicion of nearly any animal and is quick to declare they are "training" to attack humanity. He is also highly distrustful of technology, particularly robots.  Over the months of May and July in 2007, Colbert begged Apple to give him a free iPhone, and finally received one in July. Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics The iPhone is an internet-connected Multimedia Smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc Once he received it, however, he claimed the phone knew so much about him that he had become virtually dependent on it, and that the iPhone itself was a threat.  Colbert also despises the "liberal media," the New York Times in particular, but applauds conservative media such as Fox News on a regular basis. 
The Colbert Report presents various recurring themes that help define the show.
In "The Wørd" segment of the first episode of the Report, Colbert featured the term truthiness, defined as "the quality by which one purports to know something emotionally or instinctively, without regard to evidence or intellectual examination. Truthiness is a term first used in its current satirical sense by American television comedian Stephen Colbert in 2005 to describe " Colbert said that, "I don't trust books, they're all fact, no heart. And that's exactly what's pulling our country apart today. Let's face it folks, we are a divided nation… between those who think with their head and those who know with their heart. " In December 2005, the New York Times selected truthiness as one of nine words that captured the zeitgeist of the year, and in January 2006, the American Dialect Society announced that truthiness was selected as its 2005 Word of the Year. Zeitgeist ( pronounced) is a German language expression literally translated Zeit time; Geist spirit, meaning "the The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889 is a Learned society "dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other 
Colbert has made frequent reference to the spread of the word truthiness since he introduced it, while carping on media accounts of truthiness that neglect to identify him as its source.  Truthiness has since been discussed, sometimes repeatedly, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the Associated Press, Editor & Publisher, Salon, The Huffington Post, ABC NewsRadio's Word Watch with Kel Richards and Chicago Reader, and on ABC's Nightline, CBS' 60 Minutes, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H The Chicago Tribune is a major daily Newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and owned by the Tribune Company Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio Editor & Publisher (E&P is a monthly Journal covering the North American Newspaper industry Saloncom, part of Salon Media Group ( often just called Salon, is an online The Huffington Post (often referred to on the Internet as HuffPo) is a liberal News Website and aggregated Weblog ABC NewsRadio is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio service devoted to delivering live and 24-hour news updates and information The Chicago Reader is an Alternative newsweekly in Chicago, Illinois, USA The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Not to be confused with the BBC news magazine program Sixty Minutes (TV series. The Oprah Winfrey Show is a United States syndicated Talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated In January 2006, truthiness was featured as a Word of the Week by the website of the Macmillan English Dictionary. Macmillan Publishers Ltd, also known as The Macmillan Group, is a privately-held International Publishing company owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck  In December of the same year, Merriam-Webster announced that "truthiness" had been voted by visitors to its website to be the #1 Word of the Year for 2006. Merriam-Webster, which was originally the G & C Merriam Company of Springfield Massachusetts, is an American company that publishes reference books  On August 27, 2006, the Global Language Monitor named truthiness and wikiality — both coined by Colbert on The Colbert Report — as the top television buzzwords of 2006. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Global Language Monitor ( GLM) is an Austin, Texas -based company that collectively documents analyzes and tracks Trends in Language 
The Stephen Colbert character and The Colbert Report are generally parodies of Bill O'Reilly and The O'Reilly Factor. William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses New episodes of The Colbert Report are scheduled in the same time slot as rebroadcasts of The O'Reilly Factor, while Colbert rebroadcasts are scheduled during new O'Reilly shows.  When O'Reilly appeared on The Daily Show before the second episode of The Colbert Report aired, he commented, "Before we get started, somebody told me walking in here, you got some French guy on after you making fun of me?", and made several references in the following interview to 'the French Guy'.  In a subsequent Newsweek interview, O'Reilly said that he "feels it's a compliment" to have Colbert parody him because Colbert "isn't mean-spirited" and does not "use [his] platform to injure people. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. " Later, Colbert replied on-air, "I like you too. In fact, if it wasn't for you, this show wouldn't exist. "
The Colbert Report features a commentary segment called "The Wørd", similar to O'Reilly's "Talking Points Memo". Like the "Memo", "The Wørd" features the commentator asserting a political point of view with a text screen graphic next to him. However, while O'Reilly's text serves to emphasize his points, Colbert's text generally serves as an ironic counterpoint to his character's position. Other segments that can be juxtaposed with The O'Reilly Factor are The Colbert Report's Inbox (compared to O'Reilly's "Factor Mail"); Stephen Colbert's Balls for Kidz which, unlike The Factor's "Children at Risk", tends to portray messages and lessons typically considered unsuitable for children; and That's The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard, which is comparable to O'Reilly's "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day". The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Additionally, Colbert parodies O'Reilly's references to his program as the "no spin zone" by inviting viewers of his show to "take a spin in the no fact zone. " O'Reilly and Colbert each appeared as a guest on the other's show on January 18, 2007. Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. O'Reilly seemed to regret this "crossover" before his time on The Colbert Report was through, stating as the audience reacted badly to him that it was "a huge mistake, me coming on here. " (As a souvenir, Colbert "stole" a microwave from the O'Reilly green room—in fact, he informed O'Reilly of his intention to take the microwave beforehand—later displaying it on his own show. He later sent over a replacement microwave, emblazoned with The Colbert Report logo. )
On the August 10, 2006 episode, Stephen Colbert was shown wielding a lightsaber in front of a greenscreen, a parody of the Star Wars Kid internet phenomenon. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The lightsaber is a Fictional weapon that plays a key role in the Movies, games and Novels that constitute the Star Wars Chroma Key is the name under which ex- Dream Theater Keyboardist Kevin Moore records "  This was done as part of the "Better Know A District" segment, when Colbert visited California's 6th congressional district, the home of Star Wars creator George Lucas. California's 6th congressional district stretches up the Pacific coast north of San Francisco Bay. Star Wars is an epic Space opera franchise initially conceived by George Lucas during the 1970s and significantly expanded George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter The greenscreen footage was subsequently edited by fans and their results were posted on the Internet, primarily the website YouTube. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees  Colbert featured some of these clips on the August 21 episode and issued the "Greenscreen Challenge" to the public — a contest to create the best video from footage shown in the August 10 episode. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Lucas himself made an appearance on the October 11 episode to showcase his entry. Events 1138 - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria. 1531 - Huldrych Zwingli is killed 
When indie rock band The Decemberists shot a music video for their single "O Valencia!" in front of a green screen and asked fans to complete the video, Colbert accused them of copying his idea, and started his second green screen challenge, which called for fans to edit Stephen Colbert into The Decemberists unfinished music video. Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics " O Valencia! " is The Decemberists ' fifth single and the first released off of their fourth studio album The Crane Wife. In response, The Decemberists challenged Colbert to a guitar solo challenge. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles  For a few weeks, the upcoming contest, which Colbert titled "Rock and Awe: Countdown to Guitarmageddon" ("The I-Rock War: Cut and Strum" and "The Axeman Cometh: Mourning Becomes Electric" were announced as alternate titles; Colbert added that he would find and fire the English major on his staff who created the latter title), became a focus of the show. On December 20, 2006, Chris Funk, lead guitarist for The Decemberists, came on the show for the guitar solo challenge. Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Chris Funk is a member of the Portland, Oregon, Indie rock band The Decemberists. Once Funk finished playing, Colbert arrived on stage with a five-necked guitar belonging to Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. Rick Nielsen (born December 22, 1946 in Rockford Illinois) is the lead Guitarist, Backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford Illinois, that gained popularity in the late 1970s Colbert played two notes, pretended to cut his hand, and insisted that he could no longer play, so Peter Frampton played a solo in Colbert's place. Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English Musician, best known today for his solo A panel of three judges, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, Rock critic Anthony DeCurtis, and chairman of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University, Jim Anderson, voted to determine the best solo. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer and former politician of the Democratic Party. Anthony DeCurtis is an American Author and Music critic, who has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. DeCurtis voted for the Colbert/Frampton team, Anderson voted for Funk, and Spitzer withdrew himself from judging as Colbert tried to bribe him during the commercial break. The deciding vote was given to Henry Kissinger, who had briefly appeared earlier in the show. Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German -born American bureaucrat diplomat and 1973 Kissinger said that the American people had won, at which point Colbert declared himself the winner. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  As a prize, Colbert received The Crane Wife, The Decemberists' new album, saying "The Crane Wife by the Decemberists? I love the Decemberists, they rock. The Crane Wife is an album by The Decemberists, released in 2006 In your face, Funk!"
On July 26, 2007, Colbert broke his left wrist while performing his warm-up for the show. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Following the accident Colbert launched a new section of the show entitled "Wrist Watch", featuring news stories about wrists during which Colbert attacks what he sees as Hollywood's glamorization of "wrist violence". Colbert wants to see all violent actions against wrists removed from Hollywood films, and also attacks actors who glamorize it, for example, Steven Seagal. Steven F Seagal (born April 10 1951 is an American Action movie Actor, producer, writer director, Martial artist  On August 8, Colbert created the "Wriststrong" wrist band, based on Lance Armstrong's "Livestrong" wrist band, in a hope to increase awareness of wrist violence. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Wristbands are encircling strips worn on the Wrist, made of any of a variety of materials depending on the purpose Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson September 18 1971 is an American professional road racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam Team Astana The Livestrong wristband is a Yellow silicone Wristband (a Gel bracelet) launched in May of 2004 as a fund-raising item for the Lance  Colbert also orders those wearing the wrist bands to give them to anyone they see who is more famous than themselves. Colbert made the wristbands available to buy on colbertnation. com, and announced that all proceeds raised by the sales of the wrist bands would be given to the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF is a charity that primarily helps returning American Servicemen, injured during active service who are recovering at 
Colbert has given bracelets to Katie Couric who promised to wear it on The CBS Evening News. Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American Journalist who became well-known as co-host of NBC CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. Colbert accused Couric as a "betrayer" when she appeared on air without the wristband. Colbert then gave a bracelet to news anchor Brian Williams, who was expected to pass it to news anchor Matt Lauer. Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening Matthew Todd Lauer ( December 30, 1957) is an American television personality best known as the host of NBC 's The Today Show However, after a substitute appeared in place for Lauer on The Today Show, Colbert quickly launched a segment entitled "Where in the World is Matt Lauer's Wriststrong Bracelet?" Colbert asked any fan that sees Lauer wearing the bracelet to take a picture and send it in. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. On September 14, 2007, The Colbert Report aired footage of Lauer wearing the "Wriststrong" bracelet on The Today Show. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC.
Besides his attempts to increase wrist awareness, Colbert had also started taking (and subsequently become addicted to) painkillers (which were revealed to be SweeTarts on a close up) to deal with his injury, taking an absurd amount nearly every episode since the accident. SweeTarts are Sweet and Sour candies invented by J Fish Smith the owner of Sunline Colbert stated "I'm supposed to take these, 'take one once a'. . . my vision's blurring, I can't read [the bottle]. . . oh, I'm gonna say once a minute". On August 13, Colbert ran out of pills and experienced withdrawal symptoms of irritability and hallucinations, which were only quelled once he found and eagerly consumed two pills on the floor behind his desk. Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Withdrawal, also known as withdrawal/abstinence syndrome, refers to the characteristic signs and symptoms that appear when a drug that causes Physical dependence is A hallucination, in the broadest sense is a Perception in the absence of a stimulus. Colbert's addiction is apparently a reference to either right-wing AM radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's addiction to the prescription opioid analgesics oxycodone and hydrocodone or Dr. Gregory House, one of Colbert's heroes. Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio host and conservative Political commentator. An opioid is a chemical Substance that has a Morphine -like action in the body Oxycodone is an Opioid Analgesic Medication synthesized from Thebaine. Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic Opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring Opiates Codeine and Thebaine Gregory House, MD, is a Fictional character and Protagonist of the American Medical drama House.
Colbert convinced a number of well-known figures to autograph his cast, including Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City; CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric; Bill O'Reilly, host of FOX's The O'Reilly Factor; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives; Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet The Press; Tony Snow, former White House Press Secretary; and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. The City of New York CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American Journalist who became well-known as co-host of NBC Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26 1940 is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Timothy John Russert II (May 7 1950 &ndash June 13 2008 was an American television Journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. Robert Anthony Snow ( June 1 1955 – July 12 2008) was an American Political commentator, Television news The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official with a rank one step below Presidential Cabinet level NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening On August 23 Colbert had his cast removed on the show. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire  It was announced that Colbert would auction off his cast for the Yellow Ribbon Fund on eBay. eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and The auction began after Colbert's show on August 23. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire  Within minutes of the auction's start, bidding quickly rose to over $71,000. However, many bids were canceled because bidders failed to get pre-approved by the seller (which is required in the auction). It was sold for $17,200.  The buyer was revealed to be johncdmiller, but because they had no picture of him, a picture of a superhero-type character (a combination of Robin Hood, Captain America, and Jesus) was used instead. Following the broadcast, the show went on a brief break, and following its return on September 10, Colbert claimed that, with help from a court order and rehab over the break, he had kicked his addiction. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.  However, on September 13, Colbert, fearing a similar loss to Tony Bennett at the 2007 Emmys as he did to Barry Manilow in 2006, hinted he may experience a relapse as a ploy to garner votes. Events 509 BC - The Temple of Jupiter on Rome 's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3 1926) is an American Singer of popular music, standards Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943) is an American Singer-songwriter, Musician, arranger, producer and conductor He did indeed lose to Bennett. However, on the January 16, 2008 edition of the show, during an interview, he stated "Yeah, and I'm not addicted to pills; I just like the taste of Vicodin," most likely referring to his "addiction. "
On January 23, 2008, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy WristStrong bracelets to send to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Thomas Edward Brady Jr (born August 3 1977 is an American football Quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League Although Brady had actually injured his ankle, Colbert claimed, "that the ankle is just the wrist of the foot. In Human anatomy, the ankle Joint is formed where the Foot and the leg meet " He then talked to the head of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Marie Wood. He presented her a check for the money raised by WristStrong bracelet sales, totaling $171,525. He also said that as of that date, over 30,000 bracelets had been sold. 
On May 8th, 2008 Colbert interviewed United States astronaut Garrett Reisman, who was on the International Space Station. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An astronaut or cosmonaut (космона́вт) is a person trained Garrett Erin Reisman (born February 10, 1968 in Morristown New Jersey) is an American Engineer and NASA Astronaut Colbert asked Reisman to do "that astronaut spinny thing" with his WristStrong bracelet to prove that he was actually in space. Space is the extent within which Matter is physically extended and objects and Events have positions relative to one another Colbert encouraged Reisman to, while on a spacewalk, give the WristStrong braclet to God, since one must pass the bracelet onto someone more famous than oneself. Extra-vehicular activity ( EVA) is work done by an Astronaut away from the Earth and outside of a Spacecraft. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity.
The Colbert Report drew an unusual amount of media attention prior to its premiere. It was featured in articles in The New Yorker, NPR's All Things Considered and Fresh Air, CNN, and The Washington Post. The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry All Things Considered (ATC is a news radio program in the United States broadcast on the National Public Radio network Fresh Air is a Radio talk show hosted by Terry Gross, broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the United States Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D The New York Times alone ran three articles on the Report before its debut, and has made repeated references to The Colbert Report since then.  Maureen Dowd, for instance, referred to Colbert's "Dead To Me" board as a metaphor in her column, saying that Oprah Winfrey "should take a page from Stephen Colbert and put the slippery James Frey on her 'Dead to me' list". Maureen Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is a Washington DC -based Columnist for The New York Times. Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29 1954 often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American James Christopher Frey (born September 12, 1969 in Cleveland Ohio) is an American Writer. 
The Colbert Report drew 1. 13 million viewers for its premiere episode, 47% greater than the average for that time slot over the previous four weeks, and 98% of the viewership of The Daily Show, which has Comedy Central's second-largest viewership.  Averaged over its opening week, The Report had 1. 2 million viewers per episode, more than double the average for the same time the previous year, when the time slot was occupied by Too Late with Adam Carolla. Too Late with Adam Carolla was a late night talk show hosted by Adam Carolla and produced by Jackhole Industries, a team made up of old collaborators The premiere week of The Colbert Report also coincided with the second-highest-rated week of The Daily Show, behind the week leading up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. 
The Colbert Report rapidly became an internet phenomenon, with a vast number of clips from the show being posted onto YouTube by fans. Subsequently references to YouTube were made in jokes on the show, which also launched the first "green screen challenge". On October 27, 2006, however, Comedy Central asserted its copyright over The Colbert Report clips, and YouTube removed all clips over 5 minutes in length. Events 312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming In February 2007, at Viacom's request, they removed all remaining Colbert Report clips. Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks on Air America Radio, is attempting to sue Colbert for allegedly stealing one of his jokes. Cenk Uygur (pronounced /dʒenk juɡer/, jenk yoo-ger is the main host of the liberal Talk radio show The Young Turks. Webcast The Young Turks claims to be the first Internet TV news show Air America Radio (commonly abbreviated to AAR) On September 7, 2007, he made a joke comparing Republicans to Klingons. Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Klingons ( Klingon: tlhIngan; Pronunciation /ˈt͡ɬɪŋɑn/ are a warrior race in the fictional Star Trek universe On September 11, 2007, Colbert presented "The Wørd", where he compared Republican Rudolph Giuliani to a Klingon. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. KBE Per, "Postnominal letters should be included when they are issued by a country or organization the subject has been closely associated with 
In May 2006, the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust posted a video of The Colbert Report on its website and sent out a mass email urging DeLay supporters to watch how "Hollywood liberal" Robert Greenwald "crashed and burned . Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8 1947 is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. Robert Greenwald (born August 28, 1945) is an American Film director, Film producer, and Political activist, noted in the . . when promoting his new attack on Tom DeLay. " The video featured Colbert asking questions such as, "Who hates America more, you or Michael Moore?" The Trust's email describes its content as "the truth behind Liberal Hollywood's" film about DeLay, and characterizes the Colbert Report clip with the headline, "Colbert Cracks the Story on Real Motivations Behind the Movie. Michael Francis Moore (born April 23 1954 is an Academy Award -winning American filmmaker author and liberal Political commentator. The Big Buy Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress is a 2006 documentary by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck that follows the rise of Tom DeLay from a " On June 8, 2006, Colbert responded by conducting an "Exclusive Fake Interview" on his show with DeLay. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Three different interviews with DeLay on different networks were spliced for humorous effect, and Colbert ended the "interview" by saying "I do hope you enjoyed my manipulation of your words. " DeLay has since appeared as a guest on the program.
On July 25, 2006, Colbert responded to television networks — specifically Fox News, NBC's The Today Show and ABC's Good Morning America — which took comments made by Florida Congressman Robert Wexler on The Colbert Report out of context (e. Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Good Morning America ( GMA) is a morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network debuting on November Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Robert Wexler (born January 2, 1961) is an American politician from the U g. : "I enjoy cocaine and the company of prostitutes because they are a fun thing to do. "). Wexler, who ran unopposed in the then-upcoming election, made the comments in response to urging by Colbert that he "say some things that would really lose the election for [Wexler] if [Wexler] were contested. "
The Colbert Report writing staff, as of February 2008:
In 2006, The Colbert Report was nominated for four Emmys, one more than its parent, The Daily Show. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Allison Silverman is an American Comedy Writer from Gainesville Florida. Richard Dahm (often credited as Rich Dahm) is an American Comedy Writer from Wisconsin. Laura Krafft is a comedic writer and actress An ImprovOlympic and Second City alum she is a former staff writer for The Colbert Report. Peter Gwinn is an American Comedy writer and Improviser from Evanston Illinois. Peter Grosz is an American actor and current Colbert Report writer born January 11, 1974 in New York City, New Glenn Eichler is a comedy writer who started out as an editor for the National Lampoon magazine The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show  However, The Colbert Report lost two of its Emmy opportunities to The Daily Show — Colbert received one as a then-member of The Daily Show's writing staff. Colbert also lost Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program to Barry Manilow, who was nominated for a one-time PBS special, as Colbert jokingly noted while presenting an Emmy later that night. Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943) is an American Singer-songwriter, Musician, arranger, producer and conductor The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Manilow later appeared on the show to sign a peace treaty with Colbert, in which they agreed to joint custody of the award. See also Child custody Joint custody is a Court order whereby custody of a child is awarded to both parties The two then sang a duet of Manilow's classic "I Write the Songs". " I Write the Songs " is a Popular song written by Bruce Johnston in 1975 and recorded by David Cassidy, Captain & Tennille It was nominated for:
Additionally, the show was nominated for two Television Critics Association Awards: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy (Stephen Colbert), and Outstanding New Program of the Year The Colbert Report was also nominated for Satellite Awards in two categories in 2005 and 2006: Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical (Stephen Colbert), and Television Series, Comedy or Musical. This is a list of the winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Music Or Comedy Series: Award winners 1951 The Alan Young Show The Television Critics Association (or TCA) is a group of approximately 200 United States and Canadian journalists and columnists who cover Television The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. It was also given a Special Recognition award at the 2007 GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair accurate and 
In 2007, The Colbert Report was nominated for four Emmys for the second consecutive year, in the same categories as in 2006.  Not only did none of the nominations result in an award for the second straight year, that year's winner for Outstanding Individual Performance was another singer, Tony Bennett. Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3 1926) is an American Singer of popular music, standards  In 2008, The Colbert Report won the Producers Guild of America Award for "Best Live Entertainment/Competition Show". Producers Guild of America ( PGA) is a Trade organization representing television producers film producers and New Media producers in the United States 
In April 2008 The Colbert Report received a George F. April holidays and events National Poetry Month - in United States National Sexual Assault Awareness Month - in United 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Peabody Award recognizing its excellence in news and entertainment. The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting 
Colbert has received several other honors and distinctions. Colbert announced on his March 29, 2006 show that he had been contacted by San Francisco Zoo officials seeking his permission to name an unhatched bald eagle after him. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The San Francisco Zoo, housing more than 250 animal species is located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco California nestled between Lake Merced and The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and  The eagle, affectionately dubbed "Stephen Jr. " on The Report, was bred to be reintroduced into the wild, as a part of the zoo's California Bald Eagle Breeding Program. Colbert celebrated the chick's birth on the April 17, 2006, program, and has since given updates on the bird's development. Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He has criticized the bird for migrating to Canada, and has attempted to lure him back to the U. S. , but as of June 2007, Colbert claims the two are still estranged. Colbert received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Knox College, Illinois on June 3, 2006; his credit as producer has been listed since that time as "Dr. Knox College is a four-year Coeducational private liberal arts college located in Galesburg Illinois. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Stephen T. Colbert, D. F. A. "
On September 30, 2006, the Saginaw Spirit, an OHL hockey team in Saginaw, Michigan, named its co-mascot "Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle" in honor of Colbert (despite the fact that it was spotted holding a Canadian flag during the anthem). Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Saginaw Spirit are a Junior ice hockey team from Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America, playing in the Ontario Hockey League Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America.  Before the introduction of the mascot, the team record was 0-3-0-1, but once the "Steagle" was introduced, the team improved their record to 44-21-0-3 by the season's end, before losing in the first round of the playoffs.  On January 27, 2007, Oshawa, Ontario declared March 20 of that year "Stephen Colbert Day" after mayor John Gray bet Colbert that the Oshawa Generals would beat the Spirit, and Saginaw won 5-4. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. The Oshawa Generals are a Junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. 
In 2007, the ice cream company Ben and Jerry's announced a new flavor of ice cream, "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream" (available only in the United States). Ice cream or ice-cream (originally iced cream) is a frozen dessert made from Dairy products such as Milk and Cream, combined B&J redirects here For the beverage company see Bartles and Jaymes. The flavor is described as "a decadent melting pot of vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and a caramel swirl. " The company's founders appeared on the show on March 5, 2007 to discuss the ice cream and to plug their "grassroots education and advocacy project", TrueMajority. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. TrueMajority is an organization which advocates certain liberal or progressive changes to U
On March 12, 2007, the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, Joe Quesada, awarded Stephen Colbert the shield of the recently deceased superhero Captain America. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Joseph "Joe" Quesada (born December 1 1962) is an American Comic book editor writer and artist Captain America's shield is a Fictional item the primary defensive and offensive piece of equipment used by the Marvel Comics Superhero Captain America  The letter to Colbert accompanying the shield stated that "the Star-Spangled Avenger has bequeathed. . . his indestructible shield to the only man he believed to have the red, white and blue balls to carry the mantle. " Colbert promised to use the shield "only to fight for justice. . . and to impress girls. " It was, in fact, one of only two full-sized prop shields which had previously been kept in the Marvel offices.  In the latter part of March 2007, Drexel University named a leatherback turtle in honor of Colbert in their Great Turtle Race. The leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest of all living turtles  "Stephanie Colburtle the Leatherback Turtle" came in second place, losing to a turtle named Billie. The leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest of all living turtles 
On August 22, 2007, Richard Branson, who was being interviewed as a guest, announced that one of his Virgin America aeroplanes would be named, "Air Colbert". Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 is an English Business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies Virgin America is a US based Low-cost airline that began service on August 8, 2007. Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft. Colbert announced on April 2, 2008, during a ThreatDown segment, that the plane had been grounded after one of its engines was damaged by a bird strike.
Time magazine's James Poniewozik named it one of the Top 10 Returning Series of 2007, ranking it at #7. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and 
In 2006, the Ministry of Transport of Hungary launched an online call for public suggestions to name a future motorway bridge over the Danube, just north of Budapest. The Megyeri Bridge, previously known as the Northern M0 Danube bridge, is a new cable-stayed bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda The Danube (In Donau from earlier Danuvius, Celtic *dānu, meaning "to flow run" Slovak and Polish Dunaj Budapest ( also /ˈbʊ-/) is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary it serves as the country's principal Political, Ministry officials said the Hungarian Geographical Name Committee would choose from among the three submitted candidates with the most votes, guided by suggestions submitted by "local governments, cartographers, linguists, and other experts". Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Politics of Hungary takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic Republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Hungary is Linguistics is the scientific study of Language, encompassing a number of sub-fields  Users offered hundreds of suggestions, among them the "'You Can Go To Bratislava But Not Over This Bridge' Bridge" and the "Chuck Norris Bridge", which led in votes for some time. ARTICLE TEXT BEGINS AFTER THESE COMMENTS - PLEASE READ 1 Please do not edit the lead without reading Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10 1940 is an American martial artist, action star and Television and Film  Colbert noted the effort in his "Tip of the hat, wag of the finger" segment on August 9, and in the following weeks, he continued to ask viewers to vote for him. Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus On August 22, Hungarian news sites reported Colbert had won the first round of voting, with 17,231,724 votes. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.  Hungary changed the voting rules after the members of the Colbert Nation Forums developed a bot to stuff the ballot box, requiring registration to vote in the second phase. That night, Colbert asked his viewers to cease their efforts, and offered apologies, spending a segment honoring Hungary, its history and its contributions to the world. 
On September 24, 2006 Colbert introduced his guest András Simonyi, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. '''he''' Mr András Simonyi was the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States between Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The ambassador presented Mr. An ambassador is the highest ranking Diplomat who represents their country Colbert with a declaration certifying him as the winner of the second and final round of voting. The document bore the signatures of Hungarian government officials and the country's official seal. Politics of Hungary takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic Republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Hungary is The current coat of arms of Hungary was adopted on July 3, 1990, after the end of the Communist regime  Included in the text, as read by the ambassador, were two important conditions required for the name of the bridge to be made official. First, Colbert must be fluent in Hungarian. Fluency (also called volubility and loquaciousness) is the property of a Person or of a System that delivers Information quickly and Hungarian ( magyar nyelv) is a Uralic language (more specifically a Ugric language) unrelated to most other languages in Europe. Colbert responded by pronouncing the Hungarian name Nicholas Zrinyi (incorrectly referring to Miklós Zrínyi) and híd (meaning 'bridge' in Hungarian); Simonyi quickly certified him as fluent. Nikola Zrinski redirects here See Nikola Šubić Zrinski for the member of the Zrinski family who lived in the 16th century . Colbert protested, but the ambassador presented him with a Hungarian passport and 10,000 Hungarian Forint (HUF), noting that this would allow Colbert to enter Hungary at any time, without restriction. Hungarian passports are issued to Hungarian citizens for international travel by The Central Data Processing Registration and Election Office The forint ( Currency code HUF) is the Currency of Hungary. It is divided into 100 Fillér, although fillér coins have not been He also brought attention to the portrait of King St. Stephen, the first King of Hungary, on the 10,000 HUF bill. A portrait is a painting, photograph, Sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person in which the face and its expression is predominant Saint Stephen I ( Hungarian: I (Szent István) (967/969/975 Esztergom, Hungary – August 15, 1038, Esztergom-Szentkirály Finally Simonyi implied that the question of Colbert's ineligibility by virtue of being alive might be resolved if Colbert were to accept an invitation to visit the bridge site in Budapest; Colbert responded by trying to bribe the ambassador with the 10,000 HUF bill. The Megyeri Bridge, previously known as the Northern M0 Danube bridge, is a new cable-stayed bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda Budapest ( also /ˈbʊ-/) is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary it serves as the country's principal Political,  On September 28, 2006, it was announced that the bridge will be named "Megyeri Bridge", although the name did not make it to the second round. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. According to the Geographical Name Committee, the name was selected because the bridge connects Káposztásmegyer with Békásmegyer. Békásmegyer (Krottendorf is a neighbourhood in Budapest, Hungary. 
In response to the 'Better Know a District' segment, Rahm Emanuel, the Democratic Caucus chair, instructed incoming freshmen not to do appearances on the show. Rahm Emanuel (born November 29 1959) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003 representing, which  Colbert responded by issuing an "Editing Challenge" on his March 26, 2007 broadcast. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The challenge directs viewers to the Colbert Nation website to obtain an extended interview with Colbert, conducted by Gwen Ifill, which viewers may then edit to make him look as ridiculous as the representatives. Gwen Ifill ˈaɪfəl (born September 29 1955 is an American Journalist, television newscaster and author  However, The Colbert Report has never followed through on the contest, with not one entry being aired and no further reference to the contest ever being made on the show. This is despite dozens, if not hundreds, of entries posted on YouTube. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees
The Colbert Report has created new words. Besides "Truthiness", Colbert has coined other terms including "Freem", which is "Freedom without the do, because I do it all for you. Truthiness is a term first used in its current satirical sense by American television comedian Stephen Colbert in 2005 to describe " Other words include: "Eneagled", a blend of "enabled" and "eagle", thus meaning "to be given the characteristics of an eagle" and "Mantasy", meaning male fantasies, such as running away from the wife to become free, a word to which Colbert claims to hold a trademark. In Linguistics, a blend is a word formed from parts of two other words 
Colbert has made repeated references on the show to Wikipedia, which he refers to as his favorite website, generally in "The Wørd" segment. ***************************************************************************************** * * Colbert's first reference to Wikipedia was on the July 31, 2006 broadcast, when "The Wørd" was Wikiality, defined as the concept that "together we can create a reality that we all agree on — the reality we just agreed on. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. " He explained that on Wikipedia "any user can change any entry, and if enough users agree with them, it becomes true. " He also told them to go onto Wikipedia, in the article elephants, and to edit it so that it would say: Elephant population in Africa has tripled over the past six months (that article was under semi-protection and could not be edited by anonymous or new user accounts, but someone with an account did change the entry to match what Colbert had said). Elephants ( family: Elephantidae) are large land Mammals of the order Proboscidea.
Other "Wørds" invented relating to Wikipedia include "Wikilobbying", regarding which Colbert explained "when money determines Wikipedia entries, reality has become a commodity", alluding to a case in which Microsoft allegedly hired someone to tamper with Wikipedia, and "Self-determination", where corporations are allowed to act out their fantasies online by editing their own Wikipedia entries. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer Self-determination is defined as free choice of one’s own acts without external compulsion and especially as the freedom of the people of a given Territory to determine their Colbert described Wikipedia as, "Second Life for corporations", saying if a corporation wants to pretend to be someone else online, then that is their business. Second Life ( abbreviated as SL) and its sister site Teen Second Life are Internet-based 3D Virtual 
On May 24, 2007, the guest was Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7 1966 is an American Internet entrepreneur known Stephen Colbert called Wikipedia a "battlefield for information", a tool which "brings democracy to information" and moves away from the views of the "elite who study things and got to say what is or is not real. " During the interview, Colbert showed a sentence on the screen: "Librarians are hiding something", which Wales could not see, with the implication that Wales could not stop a critical mass of individuals from editing a page according to the dictates of one influential individual. Wales responded that "the interesting thing about The Colbert Report is that Wikipedians watch it. ***************************************************************************************** * * "
On June 9, 2008, Colbert mentioned Warren G. Harding as being a "secret negro president", and said that for proof, his middle name was "Gangsta" on Wikipedia. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2 1865 August 2 1923 was the twenty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1921 until his death from a heart attack aged This resulted in various attempts at vandalism to support Colbert's claim.
Colbert made a speech during the 2006 White House Correspondents Association Dinner, performing as his character. On April 29 2006, American Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared as the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association His speech "praised" George W. Bush and the media in general. Bush and his wife Laura were sitting a few yards away from him.  During his speech, Colbert made several comments about Bush, including:
"I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message: that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound — with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world. "
"I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq. "
During the speech, several of Bush's supporters and aides walked out in protest, with one aide saying of the president that he had "that look that he's ready to blow. "
On October 16, 2007, Colbert announced on The Report that he would be running for president. On October 16 2007, satirist Stephen Colbert (in the guise of his character) officially announced that he would run for Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He had chosen no vice-president, though he was considering choosing Vladimir Putin, Mike Huckabee, or himself as his running mate. __FORCETOC__ For the Vice President of the United States, their roles and other information see Vice President of the United States. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (; born 7 October 1952 in Leningrad, USSR; now Saint Petersburg, Russia was the second President of Russia Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24 1955 is a former Republican governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and a political Commentator  Also, he was only running in South Carolina, his home state. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. Another oddity of his campaign is the fact that he was contemplating running for both the Republican and Democratic parties as "a favorite son". The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. A favorite son (or a favorite daughter) is a political term that can refer to two different types of Politicians A politician whose electoral  Colbert covered his story in the segment "The Hail to the Cheese Stephen Colbert NachoCheese Doritos 2008 Presidential Campaign Coverage", and promoted his campaign on special election website, colbert08. Doritos-iljpg|thumb|Mexican Nacho Flavored Doritos Israel (old style]] Doritos (dəˈriːɾoʊz is a brand of flavored Tortilla chips produced since 1966 by the American org, as under law he cannot use colbertnation. com. 
On October 21, 2007, Colbert appeared on NBC's Meet The Press where he was interviewed by the host, Tim Russert. Events 1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. Timothy John Russert II (May 7 1950 &ndash June 13 2008 was an American television Journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving The highlights included Colbert explaining why he changed the pronunciation of his name (from "Cole-Bert" to "Cole-Bear"), his demanding to know whether Russert believes that God supports our enemies in Iraq, and his revealing that he had no interest in winning the Presidency (he just wanted to run).
On November 1, 2007, the executive council of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted 13-3 to keep his name off the ballot, and refunded his $2500 filing fee. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The South Carolina Democratic Party is the South Carolina affiliate of the United States Democratic Party. 
A DVD of highlights from The Colbert Report was released by Comedy Central on November 6, 2007, entitled The Best of The Colbert Report. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with The Best of the Colbert Report is a single-disc DVD compiling memorable segments from The Colbert Report s 2005, 2006, and 2007 It is a single-disc DVD containing features including "The Wørd", "Better Know a District", "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger", the 7-13-06 "Threat Down" and also included celebrity interviews with Willie Nelson, Jane Fonda, etc.  The DVD is about three hours of highlights from "The Wørd" (including "Truthiness" and "Wikiality"), "Better Know a District", "Green Screen Challenge", "Stephen Jr. - Flight of a Patriot", Bill O'Reilly's appearance on the show, "Cooking with Feminists" and "Meta-Free-Phor-All".  The Best Buy version included a bonus disc containing several Tek Jansen adventures. Tek Jansen is a Fictional character featured on The Colbert Report and in a comic book series published by Oni Press. 
The Colbert Report is currently shown in three countries outside of the United States. It is shown on CTV and The Comedy Network in Canada, The Comedy Channel in Australia and FX in the United Kingdom. CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia The Comedy Network (TCN is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned by CTV Television Inc Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Comedy Channel (promoted on air as comedy) is an Australian subscription television channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. FX is a TV channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Fox, launched in 12 January 2004 and originally The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located As of 3 June 2008, The Colbert Report will be shown on the Showcomedy channel of Showtime Arabia, a channel which broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Showtime Arabia, as it's called to distinguish itself from its U The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. North Africa or Northern Africa is the Northernmost Region of the African Continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan  The show is transmitted on a one day delay from original transmission in the US. Monday's edition is The Colbert Report Global Edition, which shows highlights from the previous weeks shows and includes a special introduction by Stephen Colbert at the start of the programme.
A "pure extension" of the show in book form, titled I Am America (And So Can You!), was released on October 9, 2007. I Am America (And So Can You! is a satirical 2007 Bestseller by American comedian Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report I Am America (And So Can You! is a satirical 2007 Bestseller by American comedian Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Written by Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report writers, the book covers Colbert's opinions on a wide array of topics that he has no time to address on the show. Red margin notes appear throughout the book, providing humorous reactions and counterpoints to Colbert's arguments in a style comparable to the Report's Wørd segment. The book draws some influence from the literary endeavors of the character's pundit models, such as Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor (2000) and Sean Hannity's Deliver Us From Evil (2004), which Colbert says he "forced" himself to read as a reference. Stephen also came up with the saying for his book, "If you make the first one good enough, you won't have to write another. "