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Walter Kirn

Season 3, Episode 138 - Air Date: 11/1/2007
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Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Season 3, Episode 137 - Air Date: 10/31/2007
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Massie Ritsch, Craig Venter

Season 3, Episode 136 - Air Date: 10/30/2007
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Richard Berman

Season 3, Episode 135 - Air Date: 10/29/2007
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Craig Newmark, Anderson Cooper

Season 3, Episode 134 - Air Date: 10/18/2007
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Garry Kasparov

Season 3, Episode 133 - Air Date: 10/17/2007
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Bob Drogin, Jeff Greenfield

Season 3, Episode 132 - Air Date: 10/16/2007
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Dennis Kucinich, Paul Glastris

Season 3, Episode 131 - Air Date: 10/15/2007
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Chris Jordan

Season 3, Episode 130 - Air Date: 10/11/2007
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Gen. Wesley Clark

Season 3, Episode 129 - Air Date: 10/10/2007
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Stephen Colbert

Season 3, Episode 128 - Air Date: 10/9/2007
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George Saunders

Season 3, Episode 127 - Air Date: 10/8/2007
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John Kao

Season 3, Episode 126 - Air Date: 10/4/2007
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Jim Lovell

Season 3, Episode 125 - Air Date: 10/3/2007
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John Mearsheimer

Season 3, Episode 124 - Air Date: 10/2/2007
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Charlie Savage

Season 3, Episode 123 - Air Date: 10/1/2007
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David Schwartz

Season 3, Episode 122 - Air Date: 9/27/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief film curator of the Museum of Moving Image, David Schwartz.
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Tony Bennett

Season 3, Episode 121 - Air Date: 9/26/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes opera singer Nathan Gunn, whose new CD is Just Before Sunrise.
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John Grisham

Season 3, Episode 120 - Air Date: 9/25/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes retired attorney and author of Playing For Pizza, John Grisham.
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Thomas Friedman

Season 3, Episode 119 - Air Date: 9/24/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist and author of The World is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Firedman
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Jeffrey Toobin

Season 3, Episode 118 - Air Date: 9/20/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes legal writer and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin.
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Naomi Wolf

Season 3, Episode 117 - Air Date: 9/19/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes feminist and author of The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot, Naomi Wolf
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Susan Sarandon

Season 3, Episode 116 - Air Date: 9/18/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes actress and activist and the co-star of In the Valley of Elah, Susan Sarandon.
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Ed Begley Jr.

Season 3, Episode 115 - Air Date: 9/13/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and environmental activist and co-author of Grassroots Rising, Ed Begley jr.
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Joel Klein

Season 3, Episode 114 - Air Date: 9/12/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chancellor of New York City Schools, Joel Klein.
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Garrison Keillor

Season 3, Episode 113 - Air Date: 9/11/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes humorist and author of Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor.
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Bjorn Lomborg

Season 3, Episode 112 - Air Date: 9/10/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute and author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, Bjorn Lomborg.
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Thomas Ricks

Season 3, Episode 111 - Air Date: 8/23/2007
Stephen reviews the Iraq War and Dick Cheney\'s role in advocating it. He then interviews Thomas E. Ricks about the war.
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Richard Branson

Season 3, Episode 110 - Air Date: 8/22/2007
In \"Colbert Platinum\", he talks about the shutting down of a helipad in Saint-Tropez and the growing demand for champagne.
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Michael Shermer

Season 3, Episode 109 - Air Date: 8/21/2007
Stephen starts with the \"Smokin\' Pole: The Fight for Arctic Riches\" segment, where he attacks Canada\'s claim to the Northwest Passage through the Arctic, claiming it belongs to the United States.
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Nathan Sawaya

Season 3, Episode 108 - Air Date: 8/20/2007
Stephen continues to attack wrist violence, and says the worst offender in "Wrist snuff" is Steven Seagal.
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Andrew Keen

Season 3, Episode 107 - Air Date: 8/16/2007
Stephen begins by asking people not to watch his interview with Richard Branson on August 22, which has been reported in the media as a "trainwreck.
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Michael Wallis

Season 3, Episode 106 - Air Date: 8/15/2007
From the previous episode, Stephen again mentions the possibility that his ancestors were Jewish. He then discusses perceived inflammatory speech on the Daily Kos website and interviews the website's founder, Markos Moulitsas.
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Jerry Miller, Spencer Wells

Season 3, Episode 105 - Air Date: 8/14/2007
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Michael Jacobson

Season 3, Episode 104 - Air Date: 8/13/2007
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Judd Apatow

Season 3, Episode 103 - Air Date: 8/9/2007
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Jim Cramer, Tina Brown

Season 3, Episode 102 - Air Date: 8/8/2007
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Ian Bogost

Season 3, Episode 101 - Air Date: 8/7/2007
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Michael J. Behe

Season 3, Episode 100 - Air Date: 8/2/2007
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist and author of The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of his Life--His Own, David Carr.
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Michael Beschloss

Season 3, Episode 99 - Air Date: 8/1/2007
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Season 3, Episode 98 - Air Date: 7/31/2007
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Evan Osnos

Season 3, Episode 97 - Air Date: 7/30/2007
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Robert Shrum

Season 3, Episode 96 - Air Date: 7/26/2007
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Charles Kaiser

Season 3, Episode 95 - Air Date: 7/25/2007
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Anthony D. Romero

Season 3, Episode 94 - Air Date: 7/24/2007
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Simon Schama

Season 3, Episode 93 - Air Date: 7/23/2007
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Frank Sulloway

Season 3, Episode 92 - Air Date: 7/19/2007
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John Mellencamp

Season 3, Episode 91 - Air Date: 7/18/2007
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Mark Moffett

Season 3, Episode 90 - Air Date: 7/17/2007
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Richard Florida, Sen. Ben Nelson

Season 3, Episode 89 - Air Date: 7/16/2007
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Doug Bailey

Season 3, Episode 88 - Air Date: 6/28/2007
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Tom Blanton, Daniel Gilbert

Season 3, Episode 87 - Air Date: 6/27/2007
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David France

Season 3, Episode 86 - Air Date: 6/26/2007
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Tom Hayden

Season 3, Episode 85 - Air Date: 6/25/2007
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Vincent Bugliosi

Season 3, Episode 84 - Air Date: 6/21/2007
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Will Schwalbe

Season 3, Episode 83 - Air Date: 6/20/2007
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Toby Keith

Season 3, Episode 81 - Air Date: 6/18/2007
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Daniel B. Smith

Season 3, Episode 80 - Air Date: 6/14/2007
The final part of the documentary also runs 22 minutes (bringing the total running length to 71 minutes) and is entitled "The Wedding Celebration.
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Rep. Ron Paul

Season 3, Episode 79 - Air Date: 6/13/2007
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Josh Wolf

Season 3, Episode 78 - Air Date: 6/12/2007
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Dr. Michael D. Gershon

Season 3, Episode 77 - Air Date: 6/11/2007
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Cullen Murphy

Season 3, Episode 76 - Air Date: 6/7/2007
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Carl Bernstein

Season 3, Episode 75 - Air Date: 6/6/2007
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Jessica Valenti

Season 3, Episode 74 - Air Date: 6/5/2007
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Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Leon Botstein

Season 3, Episode 73 - Air Date: 6/4/2007
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Jimmy Wales

Season 3, Episode 72 - Air Date: 5/24/2007
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Bay Buchanan, Bob Deans

Season 3, Episode 71 - Air Date: 5/23/2007
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John Amaechi

Season 3, Episode 70 - Air Date: 5/22/2007
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Jared Diamond

Season 3, Episode 69 - Air Date: 5/21/2007
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Randy Kearse, Rep. Tom DeLay

Season 3, Episode 68 - Air Date: 5/17/2007
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Howard Dean

Season 3, Episode 67 - Air Date: 5/16/2007
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Walter Isaacson

Season 3, Episode 66 - Air Date: 5/15/2007
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William Langewiesche

Season 3, Episode 65 - Air Date: 5/14/2007
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Jann Wenner

Season 3, Episode 64 - Air Date: 5/10/2007
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Salman Rushdie, Jane Fonda

Season 3, Episode 63 - Air Date: 5/9/2007
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Season 3, Episode 62 - Air Date: 5/8/2007
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Richard Preston

Season 3, Episode 61 - Air Date: 5/7/2007
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Conn Iggulden

Season 3, Episode 60 - Air Date: 5/3/2007
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Gina Kolata

Season 3, Episode 59 - Air Date: 5/2/2007
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Malcolm Gladwell

Season 3, Episode 58 - Air Date: 5/1/2007
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Bill Bradley

Season 3, Episode 57 - Air Date: 4/30/2007
"It's the last day of April. One more month 'till Speedo season! Do your squats. This is The Colbert Report.
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Tom Wolfe

Season 3, Episode 56 - Air Date: 4/26/2007
Stephen is unhappy at the fact that Stephanie Colburtle The Turtle did not win The Great Turtle Race, after being bested by another turtle named Billy.
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David Walker

Season 3, Episode 55 - Air Date: 4/25/2007
Colbert decides that a new name is necessary for the long war, and comes up with Freemerican Victernity Made in China.
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Dr. Andrew Weil

Season 3, Episode 54 - Air Date: 4/24/2007
The first act opens with a remembrance of Boris Yeltsin. Stephen continues with a combative interview with Eleanor Holmes Norton regarding a recent bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in the U.
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Russell Simmons

Season 3, Episode 53 - Air Date: 4/23/2007
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Gov. Mike Huckabee

Season 3, Episode 52 - Air Date: 4/19/2007
Stephen balks at a scientific study saying that chimpanzees are more evolved than humans in DNA. On "The Word," he talks about John Edwards' $400 haircut and considers him going over to the Republican party.
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William Cohen

Season 3, Episode 51 - Air Date: 4/18/2007
On Who's NOT honoring me now, Stephen complained that he was not being awarded a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
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Elaine Pagels

Season 3, Episode 50 - Air Date: 4/17/2007
Stephen announced that he will be having a metaphor-off with Sean Penn on Thursday's show. Update on Stephanie Colburtle the turtle who was in 2nd place at the time of broadcast on the race to the Galápagos Islands, by some logic "proving Darwin wrong.
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Sen. John Kerry

Season 3, Episode 49 - Air Date: 4/16/2007
Stephen begins by issuing a correction for having called Boyd K. Packer the "Mormon Pope" or "Mope," when he is more of a Mormon Cardinal, or "Mardinal.
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Dr. Richard Land

Season 3, Episode 48 - Air Date: 4/12/2007
Stephen criticized Democratic senator Harry Reid for using "politicizing the war in Iraq" by citing a translation of a recent speech by Pope Benedict XVI.
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Vali Nasr

Season 3, Episode 47 - Air Date: 4/11/2007
Stephen introduced the latest eponymic animal, Stephanie Colburtle, one of the leatherback sea turtles being tracked from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands.
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Jeannette Walls

Season 3, Episode 46 - Air Date: 4/10/2007
Stephen scolded the 15 British sailors whom after recently returning from captivity in Iran were seeking to publish accounts of their experience.
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Colin Beavan, Katrina vanden Heuvel

Season 3, Episode 45 - Air Date: 4/9/2007
Colbert celebrates the 4th anniversary of the liberation of Baghdad, while he eats his "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream" ice cream.
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Clive James

Season 3, Episode 44 - Air Date: 3/29/2007
First, Stephen questioned the necessity of the Equal Rights Amendment, since everyone should be on the honor system.
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Jabari Asim

Season 3, Episode 43 - Air Date: 3/28/2007
Stephen displayed his disappointment at the elimination of Paulina Porizkova from Dancing with the Stars, especially given that her husband Ric Ocasek is a friend of the show.
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Madeleine Albright, James Fallows

Season 3, Episode 42 - Air Date: 3/27/2007
Stephen chided Sean Penn for his blunt criticism of the Bush administration. Stephen discusses Iran, specifically a clash over religion, with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who took the opportunity to promote her new book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs.
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John Perry Barlow

Season 3, Episode 41 - Air Date: 3/26/2007
Stephen expressed his anger that a severed mummy hand was recently sold at auction, but not to him; the hand was the earliest example of we're No.
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Katie Couric

Season 3, Episode 40 - Air Date: 3/22/2007
Debate over DC-residents voting bill with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Criticism over Chicago Sun-Times face reading expert Rose Rosetree's interpretation of Stephen's facial features.
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Benjamin Barber

Season 3, Episode 39 - Air Date: 3/21/2007
In the 45th installment of Better Know A District, the guest was Maurice Hinchey from New York's 22nd congressional district.
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Willie Nelson

Season 3, Episode 38 - Air Date: 3/20/2007
While unveiling threat # .5 as an addendum to yesterday's threatdown, Stephen finds himself in agreement with a German environmentalist over the euthanasia of Knut, a polar bear cub at the Berlin zoo, until Stephen becomes suddenly enamored when viewing footage of the cub.
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Jerome Groopman

Season 3, Episode 37 - Air Date: 3/19/2007
Stephen talks about the latest attack in DC, on him, by Rahm Emanuel.[2] The Word refers to South Carolina proposing to allow prisoners to donate organs to reduce jail time.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Season 3, Episode 36 - Air Date: 3/15/2007
Stephen celebrates the last St. Patrick's Day ever! Then he moves on to how Latin America has so many rabid admirers of President Bush, with comments from Esteban Colberto.
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Ed Viesturs

Season 3, Episode 35 - Air Date: 3/14/2007
Colbert introduces a new segment, "When Ancestors Attack." Then he mentions how Colorado has made John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" their second official song.
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Michael Eric Dyson

Season 3, Episode 34 - Air Date: 3/13/2007
Stephen closes the show by announcing The Word ("Goodnight"), after which the credits roll.
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Nicholas D. Kristof

Season 3, Episode 33 - Air Date: 3/12/2007
Stephen upbraids Bill Gates for giving charitably to other nations while bemoaning America's faltering competitiveness.
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Ted Koppel

Season 3, Episode 32 - Air Date: 3/8/2007
Stephen wonders why the media is still discussing the Libby trial. Then he talks about the death of Captain America, and adds more in The Word.
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Michael Specter

Season 3, Episode 31 - Air Date: 3/7/2007
Colbert makes a rare correction about winning Mega Millions drawing, and calls his boss Sumner Redstone to grovel.
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Mark Frauenfelder

Season 3, Episode 30 - Air Date: 3/6/2007
Stephen brags about winning the Mega Millions drawing, which hadn't happened yet. In this segment he also mocks Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone.
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Mara Vanderslice, Ben and Jerry

Season 3, Episode 29 - Air Date: 3/5/2007
Stephen comments on how many politicians have visited Walter Reed Hospital since the scandal. Ben and Jerry appeared to promote their new ice cream flavor named in honor of Stephen.
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Larry King

Season 3, Episode 28 - Air Date: 3/1/2007
Mr. Colbert thanks those who prayed for him last Thursday, with his prayer hat and foam fingers. Also he comments on the coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith story.
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Nina Jablonski

Season 3, Episode 27 - Air Date: 2/28/2007
Colbert comments on how David Geffen has switched his support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. Then he mentions how Tom Vilsack chickened out of the presidential race, and interviews him in a new segment, Profiles In Quitters.
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Dr. Craig Venter

Season 3, Episode 26 - Air Date: 2/27/2007
Stephen comments on a recent report about Al Gore's energy usage. Outdoor Life Magazine fires a columnist for calling for an assault rifle ban, an action Stephen commends in the Word.
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Zev Chafets

Season 3, Episode 25 - Air Date: 2/26/2007
Stephen compares Britain leaving Iraq to Britain leaving the U.S. and India - saying it will cause a flourish of Democracy.
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Shashi Tharoor

Season 3, Episode 24 - Air Date: 2/15/2007
Colbert talks about how Mastermedia International will pray for him on February 22nd. Asks J. J. Abrams how his prayer day went, with photo of Jimmie "J.
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Lance Armstrong

Season 3, Episode 23 - Air Date: 2/14/2007
Stephen makes correction, that the Chinese have four times more population than the US, not three. Colbert admonishes people teaching seniors about sex.
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Sheryl WuDunn

Season 3, Episode 22 - Air Date: 2/13/2007
Colbert talks about the Chinese Menace, entitling a Colbert Report special report "Apocalypse Mao: Murdered By The Orient's Success".
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Michael Oppenheimer

Season 3, Episode 21 - Air Date: 2/12/2007
Stephen starts by dancing/singing "My Humps" behind his desk and discusses Grammys. He then talks about criticism of the Iraq War transitioning into "The Word.
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Chris Hedges

Season 3, Episode 20 - Air Date: 2/8/2007
Stephen starts by talking about the astronaut incident on the news and especially that everyone talks about Lisa Nowak wearing a diaper, admitting that he too wears a diaper during his workday.
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Steven Pinker

Season 3, Episode 19 - Air Date: 2/7/2007
Stephen starts by introducing a new segment, "California Values Watch". After addressing San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's recent problems.
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Charlie LeDuff

Season 3, Episode 18 - Air Date: 2/6/2007
Stephen receives a message from Master Media International that they would be praying on his behalf on February 22.
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Wendy Kopp

Season 3, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/5/2007
Stephen is ecstatic at the slaughtering the Bears underwent in Super Bowl XLI. Also, he introduces a new product "Formula 419" (A combination of his Formula 401 and 18, Peyton Manning's Jersey number).
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Sen. Chuck Schumer

Season 3, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/1/2007
Stephen comments on the 2007 Boston Mooninite Scare that occurred in Boston and laments the fact that he can no longer proceed with his obviously threatening-looking advertisements.
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Jed Babbin

Season 3, Episode 15 - Air Date: 1/31/2007
Stephen opens the show by discussing the "problem" with Global Warming and in protest replaces Bobby with a 5000 Watt heat lamp.
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Donna Shalala

Season 3, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/30/2007
Stephen opens the show by showing a clip from Fox News' Fox and Friends, talking about the invisible beam that makes a person think he is on fire.
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Barry M. Lando

Season 3, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/29/2007
Colbert wins bet with mayor of Oshawa after Saginaw Spirit defeated Oshawa Generals. Colbert discusses Microsoft paying someone for Wikipedia edits, and concludes that reality has become a commodity.
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Mike Wallace

Season 3, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/25/2007
Bill O'Reilly spills the beans on Stephen, and says what he really thought of him on his show. Stephen interviews Coach Bob Mancini of the Saginaw Spirit.
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Lou Dobbs

Season 3, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/24/2007
Lou Dobbs, author of War on the Middle Class, faces the truth hammer when he sits down to talk with Stephen.
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Michael Steele

Season 3, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/23/2007
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Tom Schaller

Season 3, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/22/2007
Stephen is disappointed at the loss by the New Orleans Saints to the Chicago "God-less killing Machines" Bears.
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Bill O'Reilly

Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/18/2007
The big day is here, so Stephen is crazy with anticipation that Bill O'Reilly will be on the show, stating that his only goal with this show was to see this day, which makes him reveal a "Mission Accomplished" banner and open the last door on his "Bill O'Reilly advent calendar" (in which he finds Geraldo's mustache).
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Richard Clarke

Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/17/2007
Still in anticipation of Bill O'Reilly arriving in-studio on Thursday Stephen is more nervous than the day before, bringing out some cherished objects he plans to show O'Reilly the next day.
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Dinesh D'Souza

Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/16/2007
In anticipation of Bill O'Reilly arriving in-studio on Thursday, Stephen lashes out at Jimmy the director for a squeaky chair.
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Alex Kuczynski

Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/15/2007
Wishing viewers a happy Martin Luther King Day, Stephen calls for a nationwide lie-in to refuse engaging in "anything at all", in the style of passive protest such as Rosa Parks, then attacks Senator Barbara Boxer for comments suggesting Condoleezza Rice has no personal ties to the Iraq War.
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Judy Woodruff

Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/11/2007
Stephen starts with another episode of his challenge "What Number is Stephen thinking of?" with a clip from 2005.
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David Kamp

Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/10/2007
Stephen criticizes Bush for not sending 300 million troops as Stephen advised the day before but he pardons him if this is "the only mistake he makes in this war".
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Jim Cramer

Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/9/2007
Freem replaces superstantial in the opening sequence. Stephen thanks former Archbishop of Warsaw Stanis³aw Wielgus for being caught in a Catholic Church scandal of a non-sexual nature; scorns Democrats for taking a day off Congress for the college football National Championship game, with quick suggestion of taking a day off for a Ontario Junior League Hockey game; begins new segment "We the MEdiator" to pick sides in celebrity feuds, featuring Rosie O'Donnell vs.
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Ethan Nadelmann

Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/8/2007
Stephen opens the show disappointed that Saddam Hussein was suddenly hanged over the show's break. He responds to Lake Superior State University's ban of the word 'truthiness' in "Who's Attacking Me Now?