Season 5 Episodes

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Tom Brokaw

Season 5, Episode 161 - Air Date: 12/16/2009
Mr. Mackey counts down the seconds to 1999.
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Alicia Keys

Season 5, Episode 160 - Air Date: 12/15/2009
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Katherine Reutter, Snoop Dogg

Season 5, Episode 159 - Air Date: 12/14/2009
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Lara Logan

Season 5, Episode 158 - Air Date: 12/10/2009
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Matt Taibbi

Season 5, Episode 157 - Air Date: 12/9/2009
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, Andy Schlafly

Season 5, Episode 156 - Air Date: 12/8/2009
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Bill T. Jones

Season 5, Episode 155 - Air Date: 12/7/2009
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Sec. Janet Napolitano

Season 5, Episode 154 - Air Date: 12/3/2009
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Craig Watkins

Season 5, Episode 153 - Air Date: 12/2/2009
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Guy Consolmagno, Sherman Alexie

Season 5, Episode 152 - Air Date: 12/1/2009
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Dan Esty, Cevin Soling

Season 5, Episode 151 - Air Date: 11/30/2009
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John Pike, Elvis Costello

Season 5, Episode 150 - Air Date: 11/19/2009
The Senate introduces a tax on plastic surgery, and Elvis Costello plays "Cheap Reward" with Stephen.
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Norah Jones

Season 5, Episode 149 - Air Date: 11/18/2009
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Malcolm Gladwell

Season 5, Episode 148 - Air Date: 11/17/2009
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Paul Goldberger

Season 5, Episode 147 - Air Date: 11/16/2009
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Woody Harrelson

Season 5, Episode 146 - Air Date: 11/12/2009
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Christopher Caldwell

Season 5, Episode 145 - Air Date: 11/11/2009
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Maria Shriver

Season 5, Episode 144 - Air Date: 11/10/2009
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Thomas Campbell

Season 5, Episode 143 - Air Date: 11/9/2009
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Joey Cheek, Chief William Bratton

Season 5, Episode 142 - Air Date: 11/5/2009
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Harold Evans

Season 5, Episode 141 - Air Date: 11/4/2009
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Andrew Sullivan

Season 5, Episode 140 - Air Date: 11/3/2009
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Nicholas Thompson

Season 5, Episode 139 - Air Date: 11/2/2009
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Bill Simmons

Season 5, Episode 138 - Air Date: 10/29/2009
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Brian Cox

Season 5, Episode 137 - Air Date: 10/28/2009
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Randall Balmer, Gail Collins

Season 5, Episode 136 - Air Date: 10/27/2009
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Cornel West

Season 5, Episode 135 - Air Date: 10/26/2009
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Jerry Mitchell

Season 5, Episode 134 - Air Date: 10/15/2009
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Amy Farrell, The RZA

Season 5, Episode 133 - Air Date: 10/14/2009
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David Javerbaum, Sylvia Earle

Season 5, Episode 132 - Air Date: 10/13/2009
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Shashi Tharoor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Season 5, Episode 131 - Air Date: 10/12/2009
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Colin Beavan

Season 5, Episode 130 - Air Date: 10/8/2009
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Alison Gopnik

Season 5, Episode 129 - Air Date: 10/7/2009
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Lara Logan, the Mountain Goats

Season 5, Episode 128 - Air Date: 10/6/2009
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Arne Duncan

Season 5, Episode 127 - Air Date: 10/5/2009
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George Wendt, Dr. Francis Collins

Season 5, Episode 126 - Air Date: 10/1/2009
Season 1 DVD Special Feature. Season 1 blooper reel.
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Richard Dawkins

Season 5, Episode 125 - Air Date: 9/30/2009
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Matt Latimer

Season 5, Episode 124 - Air Date: 9/29/2009
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Sheryl WuDunn

Season 5, Episode 123 - Air Date: 9/28/2009
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Ken Burns

Season 5, Episode 122 - Air Date: 9/24/2009
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Michael Moore, A.J. Jacobs

Season 5, Episode 121 - Air Date: 9/23/2009
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Shai Agassi

Season 5, Episode 120 - Air Date: 9/22/2009
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Frank Bruni

Season 5, Episode 119 - Air Date: 9/17/2009
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The Flaming Lips

Season 5, Episode 118 - Air Date: 9/16/2009
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Christiane Amanpour

Season 5, Episode 117 - Air Date: 9/15/2009
CNN Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
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Cory Booker

Season 5, Episode 116 - Air Date: 9/14/2009
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Chris Matthews

Season 5, Episode 115 - Air Date: 8/20/2009
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Ang Lee

Season 5, Episode 114 - Air Date: 8/19/2009
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Christopher Caldwell

Season 5, Episode 113 - Air Date: 8/18/2009
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Bill McKibben

Season 5, Episode 112 - Air Date: 8/17/2009
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Mark Devlin

Season 5, Episode 111 - Air Date: 8/13/2009
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Mark Johnson

Season 5, Episode 110 - Air Date: 8/12/2009
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Jonathan Cohn

Season 5, Episode 109 - Air Date: 8/11/2009
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Sen. Barbara Boxer

Season 5, Episode 108 - Air Date: 8/10/2009
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Meryl Streep

Season 5, Episode 107 - Air Date: 8/6/2009
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Kris Kobach

Season 5, Episode 106 - Air Date: 8/5/2009
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Kurt Andersen

Season 5, Episode 105 - Air Date: 8/4/2009
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Gen. Tony Zinni

Season 5, Episode 104 - Air Date: 8/3/2009
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Kathryn Bigelow

Season 5, Episode 103 - Air Date: 7/30/2009
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Kevin Baker

Season 5, Episode 102 - Air Date: 7/29/2009
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Arianna Huffington

Season 5, Episode 101 - Air Date: 7/28/2009
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Season 5, Episode 100 - Air Date: 7/27/2009
"If anyone at Comic-Con found a pair of dark brown Princess Leia pin-on buns with the initials S.C., they're not mine - but you can send them here.
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Zev Chafets

Season 5, Episode 99 - Air Date: 7/22/2009
Colbert steps up to the plate with author Zev Chafets to discuss his new book about the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Matthew Waxman, Chris Anderson

Season 5, Episode 98 - Air Date: 7/21/2009
Matthew Waxman, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University and author Chris Anderson step into the Colbert Nation.
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Dr. Aaron Carroll

Season 5, Episode 97 - Air Date: 7/21/2009
Dr. Aaron Carroll, director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and coauthor of "Don't Swallow Your Gum!
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Geoffrey Canada, Bob Park

Season 5, Episode 96 - Air Date: 7/19/2009
Physicist Bob Park stops in to the Report to tell Stephen why he doesn't like manned flights to the moon.
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Edmund Andrews

Season 5, Episode 95 - Air Date: 7/15/2009
Writer and New York Times reporter Edmund Andrews holds nothing back when discussing the mortgage meltdown and debt crisis in America as he goes toe-to-toe with Colbert on the Report
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Douglas Rushkoff

Season 5, Episode 94 - Air Date: 7/14/2009
The author of "Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back,” Douglas Rushkoff comes to the Colbert Report to talk about how the big corporations have taken over.
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Leymah Gbowee

Season 5, Episode 93 - Air Date: 7/13/2009
Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian woman best known for founding the Women in Peacebuilding Program attempts to bring peace to the ever crazy Colbert Report.
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Paul Rieckhoff, Paul Krugman

Season 5, Episode 92 - Air Date: 7/12/2009
Author, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist
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Ed Viesturs

Season 5, Episode 91 - Air Date: 7/1/2009
Ed Viesturs climbs his way to the interview chair to talk mountaineering with Stephen.
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Nicholas Kristof

Season 5, Episode 90 - Air Date: 6/30/2009
Journalist Nick Kristof stops by the Report for a worldly chat with Stephen.
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Alexi Lalas, Kevin Mattson

Season 5, Episode 89 - Air Date: 6/29/2009
No malaise here: Stephen hosts Kevin Mattson, author of a new book on Jimmy Carter.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Season 5, Episode 88 - Air Date: 6/28/2009
The ever-personable Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to the Report to give Stephen a lesson in astrophysics.
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Jim Fouratt

Season 5, Episode 87 - Air Date: 6/24/2009
Stephen shoots the breeze with gay activist, actor, entrepreneur and journalist Jim Fouratt.
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Matthew Crawford

Season 5, Episode 86 - Air Date: 6/23/2009
Stephen joins Matthew Crawford on his journey from Ph.D to motorcycle repairman as they look through the author's debut tome, "Shop Class as Soulcraft.
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Howard Dean, David Kilcullen

Season 5, Episode 85 - Air Date: 6/22/2009
It’s a packed night on the Report as Stephen first talks to former presidential candidate Howard Dean about health care reform, and wraps up the evening by chatting with Dave Kilcullen about his new book, "The Accidental Guerilla.
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Simon Schama

Season 5, Episode 84 - Air Date: 6/21/2009
Simon Schama and Stephen go back to the future to discuss the author’s new book, "The American Future: A History.
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Paul Muldoon

Season 5, Episode 83 - Air Date: 6/17/2009
Princeton Prof and White House poetry slam participant, Paul Muldoon hits Stephen with some of his words.
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Joshua Micah Marshall

Season 5, Episode 82 - Air Date: 6/16/2009
Talking Points Memo publisher Josh Marshall leaps from the blogosphere to cable to speak with Stephen.
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Karim Sadjadpour, Jim Rogers

Season 5, Episode 81 - Air Date: 6/15/2009
120% say the Iranian election wasn't rigged, and Jim Rogers wants to reduce Duke Energy's carbon footprint.
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Austan Goolsbee

Season 5, Episode 80 - Air Date: 6/14/2009
Stephen gives advice to the next leader of North Korea, and asks Austan Goolsbee if his arm gets tired from throwing money at problems.
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Stephen broadcasts from Iraq, Command Sgt. Major Frank Grippe

Season 5, Episode 79 - Air Date: 6/10/2009
George W. Bush praises the troops, and Frank A. Grippe orders his officers to sing the Army song.
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Stephen broadcasts from Iraq, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.

Season 5, Episode 78 - Air Date: 6/9/2009
Tom Hanks and Stephen prepare a care package, and Charles H. Jacoby Jr. picks his favorite soldier.
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Stephen broadcasts from Iraq, Sgt. Robin Balcom, Spec. Tareq Salha

Season 5, Episode 77 - Air Date: 6/8/2009
Stephen welcomes Sergeant Robin Balcom and Specialist Tareq Salha to his international desk of wisdom and truthiness.
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Stephen broadcasts from Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno

Season 5, Episode 76 - Air Date: 6/7/2009
General Ray Odierno steps up to the plate to be Stephen’s first guest in Iraq.
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Dag Soderberg, David Byrne

Season 5, Episode 75 - Air Date: 6/3/2009
The co-founder and CEO of Illuminated World, Dag Soderberg, sheds some light into Stephen’s world.
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Eric Schlosser

Season 5, Episode 74 - Air Date: 6/2/2009
Journalist and commentator Eric Schlosser pays a visit to Stephen’s humble studio of magic and dreams.
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Katty Kay

Season 5, Episode 73 - Air Date: 6/1/2009
Katty Kay, co-author of "Womenomics" tells Stephen how he can write his own rules for success.
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Jeffrey Toobin, Sen. Byron Dorgan

Season 5, Episode 72 - Air Date: 5/31/2009
U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan tells Stephen his cure-all remedy for the economy from his new book "Reckless!
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Green Day

Season 5, Episode 71 - Air Date: 5/20/2009
Green Day schools Stephen in punk rock with a performance off of their new album "21st Century Breakdown.
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Seth Shostak

Season 5, Episode 70 - Air Date: 5/19/2009
Seth Shostak, astronomer and author of "Confessions of an Alien Hunter," makes a couple confessions of his own to Stephen.
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Walter Kirn

Season 5, Episode 69 - Air Date: 5/18/2009
Walter Kirn swings by to tell Stephen about his new book "Lost in the Meritocracy."
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Meghan McCain

Season 5, Episode 68 - Air Date: 5/17/2009
Meghan McCain, columnist for "The Daily Beast” and daughter of Senator John McCain stops by the show to talk to Stephen.
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Season 5, Episode 67 - Air Date: 5/13/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes folk singer Yusuf Islam.
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Michael Pollan

Season 5, Episode 66 - Air Date: 5/12/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan.
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Ron Howard

Season 5, Episode 65 - Air Date: 5/11/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the producer & director of Angels & Demons, Ron Howard. Also, Stephen talks with the head of Latin American Division of the Council on Foreign Relations, Julia Sweig about Cuba.
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Tamara Draut

Season 5, Episode 64 - Air Date: 5/10/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Daniels Also, Stephen talks with the vice president of policy at Demos.
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Mitchell Joachim

Season 5, Episode 63 - Air Date: 5/6/2009
It's the National Day of Prayer, or as Stephen calls it, Bring Your Savior to Work Day.
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Laurie Garrett

Season 5, Episode 62 - Air Date: 5/5/2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett sits down with Stephen for a truly deep and intellectual conversation.
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Cliff Sloan, Paul Rieckhoff

Season 5, Episode 61 - Air Date: 5/4/2009
Cliff Sloan, former law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens and Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America stop by the show to talk to Stephen.
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J.J. Abrams

Season 5, Episode 60 - Air Date: 5/3/2009
The Prescott Group needs a bailout, and J.J. Abrams reveals clues to Stephen's Persian Gulf mystery.
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Jonathan Alter, Ethan Nadelman

Season 5, Episode 59 - Air Date: 4/29/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadlemann.
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David Kessler

Season 5, Episode 58 - Air Date: 4/28/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes former FDA commissioner and author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, David Kessler.
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Richard Engel, Daniel Gross

Season 5, Episode 57 - Air Date: 4/27/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of 'Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation', David Gross.
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The Decemberists

Season 5, Episode 56 - Air Date: 4/26/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Decemberists.
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Elizabeth Bintliff

Season 5, Episode 55 - Air Date: 4/22/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the West Africa Program Officer for Heifer International, Elizabeth Bintliff.
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Ira Glass

Season 5, Episode 54 - Air Date: 4/21/2009
Tonight Stephen talks with host of This American Life, Ira Glass.
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Coach Mike Kryzewski

Season 5, Episode 53 - Air Date: 4/20/2009
Tonight Stephen talks with Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
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Ken Quinn, Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Season 5, Episode 52 - Air Date: 4/19/2009
Ken Quinn, the second mate of the pirated ship Maersk Alabama joins Stephen in the studio and "America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Sheriff Arpaio stops by.
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Kanishk Tharoor, Doug Kmiec

Season 5, Episode 51 - Air Date: 4/15/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former head of the Office of Legal Council for both President Reagan and George Bush Sr.
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Jim Lehrer

Season 5, Episode 50 - Air Date: 4/14/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor of PBS' NewsHour and author of Oh, Jonny, Jim Lehrer.
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Susie Orbach

Season 5, Episode 49 - Air Date: 4/13/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes psychotherapist and author of Bodies, Susie Orbach. Also, Stephen talks with NASA's Deputy Chief, Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center, Sunita Williams about the naming of the new node on the International Space Station.
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Bart Ehrman

Season 5, Episode 48 - Air Date: 4/8/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes Bible expert and author of Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them), Bart Ehrman.
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Phil Bronstein

Season 5, Episode 47 - Air Date: 4/7/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor at large for the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein.
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Queen Noor

Season 5, Episode 46 - Air Date: 4/6/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes Jordan's Queen Noor.
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Tom Brokaw, Rich Lowry

Season 5, Episode 45 - Air Date: 4/5/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of Banquo's Ghosts, Rich Lowry.
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Biz Stone

Season 5, Episode 44 - Air Date: 4/1/2009
One of the co-founders of Twitter is the guest for tonight's show.
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Dambisa Moyo

Season 5, Episode 43 - Air Date: 3/31/2009
Author of "Dead Aid", Dambisa Moyo is the guest on tonight's show.
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David Plotz

Season 5, Episode 42 - Air Date: 3/30/2009
David Plotz, Author of 'Good Book LP' talks to Stephen tonight.
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Derrick Pitts

Season 5, Episode 41 - Air Date: 3/29/2009
The guest tonight is Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute.
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John McCardell

Season 5, Episode 40 - Air Date: 3/18/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Choose Responsibility.
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Juan Cole

Season 5, Episode 39 - Air Date: 3/17/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'Engaging the Muslim World'.
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David Grann

Season 5, Episode 38 - Air Date: 3/16/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon'.
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Jonathan Chait, Neil Gaiman

Season 5, Episode 37 - Air Date: 3/15/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Graveyard Book'.
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Simon Johnson, Peter Singer

Season 5, Episode 36 - Air Date: 3/11/2009
Stephen gets schooled as MIT’s Simon Johnson and Princeton animal rights activist Peter Singer both drop by the studio.
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Howard Fineman

Season 5, Episode 35 - Air Date: 3/10/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek correspondent and author of 'The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Define and Inspire Our Country', Howard Fineman.
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William Gerstenmaier, Dr. Jay Keasling

Season 5, Episode 34 - Air Date: 3/9/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes microbiologist and member of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Dr. Jay Keasling.
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Lisa Hannigan

Season 5, Episode 33 - Air Date: 3/8/2009
Lisa Hannigan joins Stephen to perform a song from her latest album "Sea Sew.”
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Steven Johnson

Season 5, Episode 32 - Air Date: 3/4/2009
Stephen is enlightened by Steven Johnson, author of "The Invention of Air.”
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Carl Wilson

Season 5, Episode 31 - Air Date: 3/3/2009
Stephen discusses musical taste with guest Carl Wilson, author of the book "Let’s Talk about Love.”
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Mark Bittman

Season 5, Episode 30 - Air Date: 3/2/2009
New York Times columnist Mark Bittman sits with Stephen to talk about his latest book, "Food Matters.
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David Byrne

Season 5, Episode 29 - Air Date: 3/1/2009
Musical guest David Bryne stops by the studio to perform a song from his new album "Everything that Happens Will Happen Today.
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Kris Kristofferson

Season 5, Episode 28 - Air Date: 2/25/2009
Stephen welcomes Kris Kristofferson to the show to promote his new album, "This Old Road.”
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John Fetterman

Season 5, Episode 27 - Air Date: 2/24/2009
John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, PA, has a no nonsense discussion with Stephen.
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Cliff Sloan

Season 5, Episode 26 - Air Date: 2/23/2009
Stephen and author Cliff Sloan look at the history of the Supreme Court as described in his book, "The Great Decision.
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Father James Martin, Helen Fisher

Season 5, Episode 25 - Air Date: 2/22/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief scientific advisor for, anthropology professor and author of Why Him?
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David Ross, Ed Colbert, Adam Gopnik

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 2/11/2009
Author, "Angels and Ages"
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Eleanor Holmes Norton, Steven Pinker

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 2/10/2009
New York Times article, "My Genomic Self"
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Robert Ballard

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 2/9/2009
It's tough times for the Republican Party, and Stephen gives a shout out to a former employee.
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TV on the Radio

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 2/8/2009
Stephen welcomes musical guest TV On The Radio.
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James Surowiecki, Jonah Lehrer

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 2/4/2009
Stephen salutes the Boy Scouts, and Jonah Lehrer discusses the neuroscience of decision-making.
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Steve Martin

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 2/3/2009
Actor, "The Pink Panther 2"
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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 2/2/2009
Documentary, "Looking for Lincoln"
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Dan Zaccagnino

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/1/2009
The government collapses in Iceland, and Stephen gets mad at Dan Zaccagnino.
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John Podesta

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 1/28/2009
President and CEO, Center for American Progress
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Paul McCartney, Denis Dutton

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 1/27/2009
Stephen welcomes Sir Paul McCartney to the show. This will be his first and only scheduled U.S. late-night appearance in support of his new album, "Electric Arguments", released under The Fireman alias used by McCartney and producer/musician Youth.
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Philippe Petit

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/26/2009
Documentary, "Man on Wire"
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Chris Mooney, Ed Young

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/25/2009
Obama changes Bush's policy on science, and Ed Young thinks married people should have more sex.
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Jon Meacham

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/21/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek editor and author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham.
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Elizabeth Alexander

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/20/2009
Stephen welcomes Elizabeth Alexander, writer of the inaugural poem for Barack Obama.
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Jabari Asim

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/19/2009
Tonight Stephen welcomes Washington Post columnist and author of The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why, Jabari Asim.
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Frank Rich

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/18/2009
The New York Times' Frank Rich sits down with Stephen.
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David Gregory, Shepard Fairey

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/14/2009
Moderator, "Meet the Press"
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Alan Khazei

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/13/2009
Barack Obama may be over-marketed, and Alan Khazei wants Americans to volunteer.
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Niall Ferguson

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/12/2009
Stephen welcomes Niall Ferguson, author of "The Ascent of Money: The Financial History of the World.
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Anthony Romero

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/11/2009
Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the A.C.L.U., sits down with Stephen.
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Lawrence Lessig

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/7/2009
Author Lawrence Lessig stops by to chat about his book "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.
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James Fowler

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 1/6/2009
Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro speaks about his new film "Che," a two-part portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
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Capt. Charles Moore

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/5/2009
Matt Miller drops by the studio to talk with Stephen about his new book "The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity.
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Riley Crane

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/4/2009
CNN’s John King helps Stephen kick off a new year of The Colbert Report.