• Stephen Stages An Art Intervention For James Franco
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    Stephen Stages An Art Intervention For James Franco

    >>PLEASE WELCOME JAMES FRANCO. (APPLAUSE).>>Jon: >>Stephen: NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.>>NICE TO SEE YOU, BROTHER.>>Stephen: WE HAVE NOT SAT DOWN TO TALK.>>I KNOW.>>Stephen: SINCE YOU WERE ONE OF MY SINGING GUESTS ON THE LAST EPISODE OF THE COLBERT REPORT TWO YEARS AGO NOW. WHAT IS TODAY’S DAY, TWO YEARS AGO NEXT WEEK.>>WAS THAT?>>Stephen: YEAH. NOW I UNDERSTAND THIS NEW MOVIE, WHY HIM? I HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOU BEING IN THE MOVIE.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: WHAT IS THAT?>>I GUESS WE OWE YOU. YOU HAD EVERYBODY ON THAT LAST EPISODE FROM GEORGE LUCAS TO KISSINGER TO BIG BIRD AND MICHAEL STIPE WAS THERE.>>Stephen: EXACTLY.>>AND BRIE AN CRANSTON SO WE WERE ALL WAITING BACKSTAGE.…

  • This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Constitutional Crisis
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    This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Constitutional Crisis

    WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO “THE LATE SHOW.” I’M YOUR HOST, STEPHEN COLBERT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) YOU KNOW, WE HAVE PASSED CERTAIN MILESTONES ON TRUMP’S HIGHWAY TO AMERICAN GREATNESS. ( LAUGHTER ) SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO PULL THE CAR OVER, GET A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, MAYBE PUKE IN THE GRASS. ( LAUGHTER ) TODAY IS ONE SUCH DAY, BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS ORDERED THE PEOPLE INVESTIGATING HIM TO INVESTIGATE THEIR INVESTIGATION OF HIM ( LAUGHTER ) YESTERDAY, DONALD TRUMP SUMMONED DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN AND F.B.I. DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE “TO PRESSURE THEM TO TURN OVER TO CONGRESS…

  • Justice Stephen Breyer Interview
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    Justice Stephen Breyer Interview

    MY NEXT GUEST HAS BEEN ON THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT FOR OVER 20 YEARS. PLEASE WELCOME JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪>>Stephen: THANKS FOR BEING HERE. YOU’RE REALLY CLASSING UP THE JOINT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Stephen: MAKES ME FEEL VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE YOU HERE BECAUSE, USUALLY, WHEN YOU’RE SOMEPLACE, SOMETHING BIG IS BEING DECIDED, RIGHT?>>SOMETIMES.>>Stephen: YES. (LAUGHTER) SO WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE? IS IT A GOOD JOB?>>THE BIGGEST BENEFIT, PARTICULARLY AS YOU GET OLDER, IS YOU TAKE EVERY MINUTE OF IT VERY SERIOUSLY, AND IT CALLS FOR YOU TO PUT FORTH YOUR BEST EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)…

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders Details His Climate Change Legislation
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    Sen. Bernie Sanders Details His Climate Change Legislation

    HE’S A CROWD PLEASER. WE’RE BACK HERE WITH SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS. SENATOR, LET ME ASK YOU THIS, LAST WEEK THE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY ENDORSED ELIZABETH WARREN BUT THEY ENDORSED YOU IN 2016, SO FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT THAT ENDORSEMENT AND THEY THINK, WELL, THEY MUST BE THE SAME PEOPLE, WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOU AND ELIZABETH WARREN? HOW AS A CASUAL OBSERVER WOULD I TELL YOUR IDEAS APART FROM HEARSE.>>SENATOR WARREN WILL RUN HER CAMPAIGN AND I’LL RUN MINE, BUT THIS IS WHAT I WOULD SAY — IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENORMOUS THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE, AND IF YOU THINK WE SHOULD LISTEN TO THE SCIENTISTS AND DEVELOP A…

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Talk Taxing The Wealthy
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    Bill & Melinda Gates Talk Taxing The Wealthy

    WELCOME BACK TO “THE LATE SHOW.” FOLKS, MY NEXT GUESTS ARE RENOWNED PHILANTHROPISTS WHO LEAD THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION. PLEASE WELCOME BILL AND MELINDA GATES! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( APPLAUSE ) ♪ ♪ ♪ ( APPLAUSE ) ( APPLAUSE ) >>Stephen: PLEASE. GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.>>GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>Stephen: I HAVE INTERVIEWED YOU BOTH. I DON’T THINK I HAVE EVER INTERVIEWED YOU BOTH TOGETHER.>>WE’LL SEE HOW IT GOES.>>Stephen: WE WILL SEE WHO IS THE WORD HOG BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU. ALL THESE QUESTIONS WILL BE JUMP BALLS HERE. YOU ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR 2009 ANNUAL LETTER. YOU GUYS PUT OUT A LETTER EVERY YEAR…

  • Stephen Colbert Fills Every Vacant Federal Government Job
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    Stephen Colbert Fills Every Vacant Federal Government Job

    HOUSE THAT IS RUNNING ON EMPTY. THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT IS DRASTICALLY UNDERSTAFFED. EACH INCOMING PRESIDENT HAS ABOUT 4,000– SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THOUSANDS OF POLITICAL POSITIONS TO FILL, AND SO FAR, ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THEM HAVE BEEN FILLED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. IT DOESN’T HELP THAT THEIR CRAIGLIST AD SAYS, “SINKING SHIP SEEKS RATS!” ( LAUGHTER )BUT THERE ARE– ( APPLAUSE )THERE ARE– PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A JOB. RATS! LET’S HEAR IT FOR RATS! BUT THERE ARE A FEW DIEHARDS WHO BELIEVE WE SHOULD HAVE GOVERNMENT, LIKE THE FOLKS AT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE. THEY’RE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES TO HELP FILL VACANT JOBS. I…