Season 4 Episodes

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Michael Phelps

Season 4, Episode 160 - Air Date: 12/11/2008
Stephen talks about Atheists trying to take the Christ out of Christmas. Michael Phelps will compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics after Stephen teaches him how to ice dance.
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Richard Haass

Season 4, Episode 159 - Air Date: 12/10/2008
Richard Haass believes this century has the potential for America to cooperate with other countries to make the world safer.
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Kevin Bacon, Charlie Kaufman

Season 4, Episode 158 - Air Date: 12/9/2008
Stephen briefly mentions the arrest and indictment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. A discussion on Frost/Nixon, he interviews Kevin Bacon about the film.
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Geoffrey Canada

Season 4, Episode 157 - Air Date: 12/8/2008
Stephen briefly mentions Barbra Streisand kissing President Bush. He then talks about a potential government bailout of the Big Three U.
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Sen. Bob Graham, Nicholas Wade

Season 4, Episode 156 - Air Date: 12/4/2008
A new report predicts a biological attack, and Nicholas Wade wants to recreate a woolly mammoth.
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Barbara Walters

Season 4, Episode 155 - Air Date: 12/3/2008
The media reacts to Obama's cabinet picks, and Barbara Walters promotes her TV special.
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Jeffrey Goldberg

Season 4, Episode 154 - Air Date: 12/2/2008
Plaxico Burress could go to jail, and Jeffrey Goldberg says airline security is insufficient.
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Khaled Hosseini, Roland Fryer

Season 4, Episode 153 - Air Date: 12/1/2008
Stephen checks in on the war in Afghanistan, and Roland Fryer sees if cash incentives inspire students.
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Cory Booker, Thomas L. Friedman

Season 4, Episode 152 - Air Date: 11/20/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes economist and author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America, Thomas Friedman.
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Michael Lewis

Season 4, Episode 151 - Air Date: 11/19/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, Michael Lewis.
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Paul Simon

Season 4, Episode 150 - Air Date: 11/18/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes singer/songwriter Paul Simon.
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Tom Brokaw, Malcolm Gladwell

Season 4, Episode 149 - Air Date: 11/17/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell.Also, Stephen talks with the host of Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw about the important cabinet positions to be filled by Barack Obama.
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Stephen Moore

Season 4, Episode 148 - Air Date: 11/13/2008
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Bob Woodward

Season 4, Episode 147 - Air Date: 11/12/2008
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Dan Savage, Kevin Johnson

Season 4, Episode 146 - Air Date: 11/11/2008
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Rachel Maddow

Season 4, Episode 145 - Air Date: 11/6/2008
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Ambassador Andrew Young

Season 4, Episode 144 - Air Date: 11/5/2008
Stephen sits down with civil rights pioneer Andrew Young.
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Live Election Show

Season 4, Episode 143 - Air Date: 11/4/2008
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart report live from Indecision World Headquarters where Comedy Central has rounded up the best researchers and consultants (that it can afford) to provide shallow analysis, obscure factoids, random guesses and pointless sound.
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Charlie Cook, Andrew Sullivan

Season 4, Episode 142 - Air Date: 11/3/2008
Andrew Sullivan says conservatives should support Obama.
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Season 4, Episode 141 - Air Date: 10/30/2008
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David Simon

Season 4, Episode 140 - Air Date: 10/29/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon.
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Brian Moore, Sherman Alexie

Season 4, Episode 139 - Air Date: 10/28/2008
Stephen welcomes Sherman Alexie, author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."
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Yo-Yo Ma

Season 4, Episode 138 - Air Date: 10/27/2008
Grammy Award winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma, (Songs of Joy and Peace).
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Jonathan Alter

Season 4, Episode 137 - Air Date: 10/23/2008
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David Frum

Season 4, Episode 136 - Air Date: 10/22/2008
The federal government raids an anti-government militia, and Craig Mullaney discusses Afghanistan.
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Michael Farris

Season 4, Episode 135 - Air Date: 10/21/2008
Stephen begins by talking about Stephen Jr., his adopted eagle son, who was spotted in Oregon. He claims that Stephen Jr.
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Fareed Zakaria, Wynton Marsalis

Season 4, Episode 134 - Air Date: 10/20/2008
Stephen begins by talking about Colin Powell endorsing Barack Obama for president. He then interviews Fareed Zakaria about the economic crisis.
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Brent Glass, Robert Greenwald

Season 4, Episode 133 - Air Date: 10/16/2008
Stephen starts by talking about the final presidential debate, praising John McCain, but attacking his references to Joe the Plumber.
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Tina Brown

Season 4, Episode 132 - Air Date: 10/15/2008
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Joseph Stiglitz

Season 4, Episode 131 - Air Date: 10/14/2008
In this special episode watch never-before-seen footage of the cast before they leave for the Jersey Shore house.
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Bethany McLean, Kathleen Parker

Season 4, Episode 130 - Air Date: 10/13/2008
Stephen offers his investment advice, and Kathleen Parker doesn't think Sarah Palin is ready.
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David Gergen, Oliver Stone

Season 4, Episode 129 - Air Date: 10/9/2008
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Joe Scarborough

Season 4, Episode 128 - Air Date: 10/8/2008
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Nate Silver

Season 4, Episode 127 - Air Date: 10/7/2008
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Jim Cramer

Season 4, Episode 126 - Air Date: 10/6/2008
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Stephen Greenblatt, Naomi Klein

Season 4, Episode 125 - Air Date: 10/2/2008
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Dave Levin

Season 4, Episode 124 - Air Date: 10/1/2008
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James Taylor

Season 4, Episode 123 - Air Date: 9/30/2008
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Paul Begala

Season 4, Episode 122 - Air Date: 9/29/2008
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Nicholas Carr

Season 4, Episode 121 - Air Date: 9/25/2008
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Joe Nocera, Cornel West

Season 4, Episode 120 - Air Date: 9/24/2008
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Jackson Browne

Season 4, Episode 119 - Air Date: 9/23/2008
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Maria Bartiromo

Season 4, Episode 118 - Air Date: 9/18/2008
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Bob Lutz

Season 4, Episode 117 - Air Date: 9/17/2008
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Tyson Slocum, Rick Reilly

Season 4, Episode 116 - Air Date: 9/16/2008
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Peter J. Gomes

Season 4, Episode 115 - Air Date: 9/15/2008
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Gov. David Paterson

Season 4, Episode 114 - Air Date: 9/5/2008
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Adam Brickley, Ron Paul

Season 4, Episode 113 - Air Date: 9/4/2008
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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Season 4, Episode 112 - Air Date: 9/3/2008
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Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Season 4, Episode 111 - Air Date: 9/2/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former director of the National Economic Council, Laura Tyson.
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John McWhorter

Season 4, Episode 110 - Air Date: 8/29/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America, John McWhorter.
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Rick Brookhiser

Season 4, Episode 109 - Air Date: 8/28/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes biographer, historian and author of George Washington on Leadership, Richard Brookhiser.
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Gov. Mike Huckabee

Season 4, Episode 108 - Air Date: 8/27/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee.
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Rep. Bob Barr, Scott McClellan

Season 4, Episode 107 - Air Date: 8/26/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, author of What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, Scott McClellan.
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Bing West

Season 4, Episode 106 - Air Date: 8/14/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes combat journalist and author of The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, Bing West.
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Dick Meyer

Season 4, Episode 105 - Air Date: 8/13/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes social critic and author of Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium, Dick Meyer.
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Joey Cheek, Jane Mayer

Season 4, Episode 104 - Air Date: 8/12/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, Jane Mayer.
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Jorge Ramos

Season 4, Episode 103 - Air Date: 8/11/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor for Univision News and author of The Gift of Time: Letters from a Father, Jorge Ramos.
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Devin Gordon, Thomas Frank

Season 4, Episode 102 - Air Date: 8/7/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes contributing editor for Harper's and author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Thomas Frank.
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Jason Bond, Kevin Costner

Season 4, Episode 101 - Air Date: 8/6/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor/director and star of Swing Vote, Kevin Costner.
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David Carr

Season 4, Episode 100 - Air Date: 8/5/2008
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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Lucas Conley, The Apples in Stereo

Season 4, Episode 99 - Air Date: 8/3/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion, Lucas Conley.
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Brendan I. Koerner, Buzz Aldrin

Season 4, Episode 98 - Air Date: 7/30/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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Crosby, Stills & Nash

Season 4, Episode 97 - Air Date: 7/29/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary musical act Crosby, Stills & Nash.
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Eric Roston

Season 4, Episode 96 - Air Date: 7/28/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Eric Roston, author of The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat.
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Toby Keith

Season 4, Episode 95 - Air Date: 7/27/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes country music superstar Toby Keith and star of Beer for My Horses, plus Keith performs the song of the same name.
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Laurie Goodstein, Garrett Reisman

Season 4, Episode 94 - Air Date: 7/23/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes astronaut Garrett Reisman.
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Season 4, Episode 93 - Air Date: 7/22/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper Nas who is representing and their petition to FOX to stop racist bias in news.
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Margaret Spellings

Season 4, Episode 92 - Air Date: 7/21/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion, Lucas Conley.
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Sen. Jim Webb

Season 4, Episode 91 - Air Date: 7/20/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Virginia Senator and author of A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America, Senator Jim Webb.
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Elizabeth Edwards

Season 4, Episode 90 - Air Date: 7/16/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the wife of former Presidential candidate John Edwards and author of Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, Elizabeth Edwards.
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Season 4, Episode 89 - Air Date: 7/15/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes rock group Rush. They perform Tom Sawyer
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Julia E. Sweig, Jason Riley

Season 4, Episode 88 - Air Date: 7/14/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders, Jason Riley.
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Lama Surya Das, Daniel C. Esty

Season 4, Episode 87 - Air Date: 7/13/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the head of Yale's Center for Business & the Environment, Dan Esty.Also Stephen talks with Lama Surya Das about whether Barack Obama should become a Tibetan Buddhist.
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Rep. Robert Wexler

Season 4, Episode 86 - Air Date: 6/25/2008
Criminals have been getting a free ride for too long. It's about time they went Dutch.
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Paul Goldberger, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Season 4, Episode 85 - Air Date: 6/24/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
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Jason Bond, Will Smith

Season 4, Episode 84 - Air Date: 6/23/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper, actor and star of Hancock, Will Smith.
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Barbara Ehrenreich

Season 4, Episode 83 - Air Date: 6/22/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes political satirist and author of This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation, Barbara Ehrenriech.
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Bishop N.T. Wright

Season 4, Episode 82 - Air Date: 6/18/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Bible scholar and author of Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, Bishop N.
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Dr. Uma Mysorekar, Junot Diaz

Season 4, Episode 81 - Air Date: 6/17/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz.
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Neal Katyal, Jonathan Zittrain

Season 4, Episode 80 - Air Date: 6/16/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Security and author of The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It, Jonathan Zittrain.
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Kenneth R. Miller

Season 4, Episode 79 - Air Date: 6/15/2008
Tonight Stephen talks with biologist and author of Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul, Kenneth Miller.
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Winona LaDuke, Dixon Despommier

Season 4, Episode 78 - Air Date: 6/11/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University, Dixon Despommier.
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David Hajdu

Season 4, Episode 77 - Air Date: 6/10/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, David Hajdu.
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Alan Rabinowitz

Season 4, Episode 76 - Air Date: 6/9/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes wildlife scientist and author of Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed, Alan Rabinowitz.
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Phil Weiss

Season 4, Episode 75 - Air Date: 6/8/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York columnist Phil Weiss.
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Pat Buchanan

Season 4, Episode 74 - Air Date: 6/4/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes conservative political commentator and author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, Pat Buchanan
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Rep. Bob Barr, Salman Rushdie

Season 4, Episode 73 - Air Date: 6/3/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Oklahoma Representative and Libertarian Presidential candidate, Bob Barr.
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George Will

Season 4, Episode 72 - Air Date: 6/2/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation, George Will.
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Jon Paskowitz

Season 4, Episode 71 - Air Date: 6/1/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-producer of the movie Surf Wise, Jon Paskowitz.
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Tad Devine, David Sirota

Season 4, Episode 70 - Air Date: 5/28/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington, David Sirota.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill

Season 4, Episode 69 - Air Date: 5/27/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.
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Tony Perkins, Brian Greene

Season 4, Episode 68 - Air Date: 5/26/2008
Stephen learns about the New York Science Festival from physicist Brian Greene. Later, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins stops by to chat.
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Andrei Cherny

Season 4, Episode 67 - Air Date: 5/14/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour, Andrei Cherny.
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Laura Dern, Grover Norquist

Season 4, Episode 66 - Air Date: 5/13/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Americans for Tax Reform and author of Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, Grover Norquist.
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Jennifer Hooper McCarty

Season 4, Episode 65 - Air Date: 5/12/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries, Jennifer McCarty.
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Dr. Mehmet Oz

Season 4, Episode 64 - Air Date: 5/11/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty, Dr.
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Arianna Huffington

Season 4, Episode 63 - Air Date: 5/7/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor in chief of the Huffington Post and author of Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe, Arianna Huffington.
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Hasan Elahi, George Johnson

Season 4, Episode 62 - Air Date: 5/6/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes science writer and author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, George Johnson.
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Nathan Gunn

Season 4, Episode 61 - Air Date: 5/5/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes opera singer Nathan Gunn.
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Carl Hiaasen

Season 4, Episode 60 - Air Date: 5/4/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport, Carl Hiaasen.
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James Kunstler

Season 4, Episode 59 - Air Date: 5/1/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes social critic and author of World Made by Hand, James Kunstler.
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Donna Brazile, Noah Feldman

Season 4, Episode 58 - Air Date: 4/30/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes law professor at Harvard University and author of The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, Noah Feldman.
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Anne Lamott

Season 4, Episode 57 - Air Date: 4/29/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes political activist and author of Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott.
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Season 4, Episode 56 - Air Date: 4/28/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Feist.
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Maria Shriver

Season 4, Episode 55 - Air Date: 4/24/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist, California's First Lady and author of Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question, Little Book.
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Mitch Albom

Season 4, Episode 54 - Air Date: 4/23/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes radio host and author of For One More Day, Mitch Albom.
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Susan Jacoby

Season 4, Episode 53 - Air Date: 4/22/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby.
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Fr. James Martin, Sen. Bernie Sanders

Season 4, Episode 52 - Air Date: 4/21/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Vermont Congressman Rep. Bernie Sanders.
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Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, John Edwards, Barack Obama

Season 4, Episode 51 - Air Date: 4/17/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.
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Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, Gov. Ed Rendell

Season 4, Episode 50 - Air Date: 4/16/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania's Governor, Ed Rendell.
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Michelle Obama, The Roots

Season 4, Episode 49 - Air Date: 4/15/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Grammy Award winning musical group The Roots.
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John Legend, Mayor Michael Nutter, Chris Matthews

Season 4, Episode 48 - Air Date: 4/14/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews.
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Robin Wright

Season 4, Episode 47 - Air Date: 4/10/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist (specializing in the Middle East) and author of Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, Robin Wright.
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Jeff Gore

Season 4, Episode 46 - Air Date: 4/9/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Citizens for Retiring the Penny, Jeff Gore.
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Madeleine Albright

Season 4, Episode 45 - Air Date: 4/8/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes former Clinton Secretary of State and author of Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership, Madeline Albright.
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Trevor Paglen, Jesse Ventura

Season 4, Episode 44 - Air Date: 4/7/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes former pro wrestler and Governor of Minnesota and author of Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!
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Clay Shirky

Season 4, Episode 43 - Air Date: 4/3/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes telecommunications professor and author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations, Clay Shirky.
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Season 4, Episode 42 - Air Date: 4/2/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes classic American rock band R.E.M. to talk about their new album, "Accelerate".
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Van Jones

Season 4, Episode 41 - Air Date: 4/1/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Van Jones.
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Eric Alterman, Michael Reynolds

Season 4, Episode 40 - Air Date: 3/31/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of English and journalism and author of Why We're Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America, Eric Alterman.
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Dean Kamen

Season 4, Episode 39 - Air Date: 3/20/2008
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Dee Dee Myers

Season 4, Episode 38 - Air Date: 3/19/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes former White House Press Secretary and author of Why Women Should Rule the World, Dee Dee Myers.
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Carole King

Season 4, Episode 37 - Air Date: 3/18/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary singer/songwriter Carole King.
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Samantha Power

Season 4, Episode 36 - Air Date: 3/17/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, Samantha Power.
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Hussein Ibish, Sudhir Venkatesh

Season 4, Episode 35 - Air Date: 3/13/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Columbia University professor and author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes it to the Streets, Sudhir Venkatesh.
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Howard Kurtz

Season 4, Episode 34 - Air Date: 3/12/2008
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Geraldo Rivera

Season 4, Episode 33 - Air Date: 3/11/2008
Stephen talks about his hate for John McCain, which he is forced to set aside to support him as the Republican nominee.
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George McGovern

Season 4, Episode 32 - Air Date: 3/10/2008
Stephen begins by talking about the Eliot Spitzer scandal. In "The Wørd," he talks about Hillary Clinton's claim that she is ahead in the Democratic primaries because she was won bigger states.
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John Legend

Season 4, Episode 31 - Air Date: 3/6/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician John Legend.
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Robert Reich, Gregory Rodriguez

Season 4, Episode 30 - Air Date: 3/5/2008
Stephen begins by paying tribute to Brett Favre. He then becomes angry about Mike Huckabee losing the Republican primaries to John McCain.
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William Donohue, Howard Dean, Jennifer 8. Lee

Season 4, Episode 29 - Air Date: 3/4/2008
Stephen starts by talking about John McCain and his support from John Hagee. Stephen expresses his anger of Hagee's views about Catholics.
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Lorin Maazel, Shashi Tharoor

Season 4, Episode 28 - Air Date: 3/3/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former UN undersecretary general for communications and public information, and author of The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: The Emerging 21st Century Power, Shashi Tharoor.
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Richard Brookhiser, Ingrid Newkirk

Season 4, Episode 27 - Air Date: 2/28/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president and co-founder of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk.Also, Stephen talks with the senior editor for The National Review magazine Richard Brookhiser about the influence the late William F.
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Tony Snow

Season 4, Episode 26 - Air Date: 2/27/2008
Stephen begins by discussing a recent John McCain rally, in which opening speaker Bill Cunningham said negative things about Barack Obama.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Season 4, Episode 25 - Air Date: 2/26/2008
Stephen starts by talking about a photo of Barack Obama in Muslim dress, claiming he is a terrorist.
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John Feinstein, Leonard Nimoy

Season 4, Episode 24 - Air Date: 2/14/2008
Stephen begins with "Who's Riding my Coattails now?", putting German comedian Oliver Pocher on notice for stealing his pose that he used on the front cover of GQ magazine.
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David Gracer, Richard Thompson Ford

Season 4, Episode 23 - Air Date: 2/13/2008
Stephen begins by talking about how he survived the writers strike. He brings his writers (including, strangely enough, Tiki Barber, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Kevin Bacon) onto the set and welcomes them back personally.
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Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lisa Randall

Season 4, Episode 22 - Air Date: 2/12/2008
Stephen begins with a discussion on Mike Huckabee's running mate. Stephen claims that via obligation, he should be the running mate.
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Aubrey de Grey, Philip Zimbardo

Season 4, Episode 21 - Air Date: 2/11/2008
Stephen begins with congratulating Barack Obama winning a Grammy award for "Best Spoken Word Album" for The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
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Mark Moffett

Season 4, Episode 20 - Air Date: 2/7/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes naturalist Mark Moffett, author of Face to Face with Frogs.Also, Presidental candiate and former Arkansas Governaor Mike Huckabee stops by to discuss, and play air hockey with Stephen, about which state he hopes to win next.
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Richard Brookhiser, Tad Devine

Season 4, Episode 19 - Air Date: 2/6/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Democratic strategist Tad Devine. Also Stephen talks with the senior editor of The National Review Richard Brookhiser about whether the Republicans will vote for John McCain.
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Angelo Falcon, Bob Dole

Season 4, Episode 18 - Air Date: 2/5/2008
Abigail sends Tony a message, and makes some rather elaborate claims.
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Tony Campolo, Jacob Weisberg

Season 4, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/4/2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg, author of The Bush Tragedy.Also, Stephen talks with Tony Campolo, author of Red Letter Christians, about the Chrisitian right's influence on politics.
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Tim Harford, Andrew Napolitano

Season 4, Episode 16 - Air Date: 1/31/2008
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Carl Hiaasen, Frans de Waal

Season 4, Episode 15 - Air Date: 1/30/2008
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Joe Quesada, Alex Ross

Season 4, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/29/2008
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Marjane Satrapi, Rick Warren

Season 4, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/28/2008
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Debra Dickerson, Charles Nesson

Season 4, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/24/2008
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Marie Wood, Jeb Corliss, Andrew McLean

Season 4, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/23/2008
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Malcolm Gladwell, Andrew Young

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/22/2008
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Allan Sloan, Eric Weiner

Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/21/2008
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Lou Dobbs, David Levy

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/17/2008
Theresa insists that she didn't push Rebecca, but Ethan tells her that whether she did or not, she can't be trusted, and that she will not see Jane unsupervised.
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Deborah Tannen

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/16/2008
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Peter Hopkins, Jared Cohen

Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/15/2008
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Neil Shubin

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/14/2008
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Norman Ornstein, Muhammad Yunus

Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/10/2008
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Gov. Mike Huckabee, Matt Taibbi

Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/9/2008
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Chris Beam, Gary Rosen

Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/8/2008
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Andrew Sullivan, Richard Freeman

Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/7/2008