1. Big news: CBS just announced Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on The Late Show next year. Thoughts?

    You can hear the 2012 Fresh Air interview here

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  1. Posted on 7 November, 2013

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    Tomorrow: Stephen Colbert talks about doing his show, The Colbert Report, in character:

And so I look at every guest as a guest — they’re a guest in my home, and I am grateful that they would come here. And I hope people have a good time, and if they don’t, it’s my fault, or rather, it’s my responsibility. Because if I actually get into an aggressive discussion with a guest about something … and I’m expressing my disagreement satirically, and if they don’t enjoy that, that’s OK, because I have a responsibility for what I’m saying.


Colbert also stars in the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, airing 11/8 on the PBS “Great Performances” series. View in High-Res

    Tomorrow: Stephen Colbert talks about doing his show, The Colbert Report, in character:

    And so I look at every guest as a guest — they’re a guest in my home, and I am grateful that they would come here. And I hope people have a good time, and if they don’t, it’s my fault, or rather, it’s my responsibility. Because if I actually get into an aggressive discussion with a guest about something … and I’m expressing my disagreement satirically, and if they don’t enjoy that, that’s OK, because I have a responsibility for what I’m saying.

    Colbert also stars in the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, airing 11/8 on the PBS “Great Performances” series.

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  1. High five! It’s the weekend.
Have a great one.
Love,
Fresh Air

Gif via giphy

    High five! It’s the weekend.

    Have a great one.

    Love,

    Fresh Air

    Gif via giphy

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  1. I’m hoping Mitt Romney can get his act together in this debate because as a conservative pundit, or rather, playing a conserve pundit…it’s so difficult for me right now to get behind Mitt Romney. It’s incredibly frustrating as a performer who has to model behavior that is so schizophrenic and bifurcated because it’s almost an unprecedented candidacy – as far as I can tell. No one seems to like him – even the people who are behind him. There isn’t a sort of monolithic point of view to base my own satire on.

    Basically, the satire of my character in relation to Mitt Romney now is night to night, I can change my mind and I can be hopeful or in despair from night to night because I have no point of reference for what’s happening now. Even McCain in 2008 post-Lehman Brothers might have seemed like a bit of a winged duck, but people still liked him. People were still behind him.

    You get a feeling that everybody of the sort that I’m modeling really has one foot out of the boat right now and I really I hope Mitt – I mean listen I have my own political views, but as a performer I hope he does something positive tonight so that there’s something for me to rally behind because that’s what my character wants to do… He wants to have a champion that he can champion and that just doesn’t exist in Mitt Romney right now. He’s just a walking wound.

    — Stephen Colbert on how his character wants Mitt Romney to do well in the presidential debate in Denver

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  1. Stephen Colbert returns to Fresh Air today to talk about his new book, “America Again.”
But remember when the tables were turned earlier this year? A good opportunity to look back at Terry’s interview on “The Colbert Report”.
(In case you’re wondering, Stephen is standing on a chair here.) View in High-Res

    Stephen Colbert returns to Fresh Air today to talk about his new book, “America Again.”

    But remember when the tables were turned earlier this year? A good opportunity to look back at Terry’s interview on “The Colbert Report”.

    (In case you’re wondering, Stephen is standing on a chair here.)

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  1. Posted on 4 April, 2012

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    Peabody Award winners on Fresh Air:
Stephen Colbert 
Parks and Recreation 
Portlandia
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Treme
Fareed Zakaria 
Freedom Riders / American Experience View in High-Res

    Peabody Award winners on Fresh Air:

    Stephen Colbert

    Parks and Recreation

    Portlandia

    Game of Thrones

    Homeland

    Treme

    Fareed Zakaria

    Freedom Riders / American Experience

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  1. trending topics on twitter last night

    This is my last Terry/Colbert related post but this a) is so ridiculously hilarious and b) unbelievable that I had to share. Shortly after the show ended last night, these were the trending topics on Twitter.

     *   #TellTheWhiteHouse
     *   #middleschoolmemories
     *   #SexualPickUpLines
     *   #HighSchoolMemories
     *   Deron Williams
     *   Nets
     *   Kris Humphries
     *   Magic Cyclops
     *   Terry Gross

    I guess that’s what they mean by the Colbert Bump. I also want to say how much I enjoyed meeting everyone who works at Colbert. The producers, host and staff members who work on the show are really class acts. Nice, funny, gracious and creative people. I had a great time watching the taping and also learning how their show works behind the scenes. (Thanks Monica!)

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  1. Terry was on The Colbert Report last night. If you missed it, you can watch the video here. Also, here’s a list of the interviews Stephen mentioned during their chat:

    Grover Norquist on Fresh Air

    Bill O’Reilly on Fresh Air

    Stephen Colbert on Fresh Air

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  1. Terry and Stephen View in High-Res

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  1. #freshaironcolbert

    — If you’d like to join in our discussion about Terry’s appearance tonight on Colbert, this is the Twitter hashtag to use. I’ll be updating from the @nprfreshair account and my own personal @mkramer account. Okay, off to NYC. See ya, Internet.

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  1. Posted on 25 January, 2012

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    I’m leaving work early today to go to NYC to watch Terry Gross tape her interview on The Colbert Report. It’s airing tonight 11:30 EST/10:30CST.
Update: Animated gifs? Tonight? Let’s do it.

    I’m leaving work early today to go to NYC to watch Terry Gross tape her interview on The Colbert Report. It’s airing tonight 11:30 EST/10:30CST.

    Update: Animated gifs? Tonight? Let’s do it.

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  1. Hey Internet, check out The Colbert Report's schedule for next Wednesday.
[Related: Stephen Colbert on Fresh Air]

    Hey Internet, check out The Colbert Report's schedule for next Wednesday.

    [Related: Stephen Colbert on Fresh Air]

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  1. Even at this early point in the latest, very welcome comeback by Bill Moyers, only one nagging question remains: How long will it be before he books Stephen Colbert?

    — David Bianculli talks about Bill Moyers’ appearance on The Colbert Report and his return to TV.

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  1. Audio for Terry’s interview with Stephen Colbert is now available. Enjoy!

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  1. I had no idea if I wanted anyone to know I was doing it, because I knew how hard it was going to be. I was afraid I would suck. I don’t mind failing so much, but I am a perfectionist. … If you’re a perfectionist and you know you’re about to do something at which you cannot be perfect … then that is daunting because you know what your heart is like and the way you approach your work. … It was difficult to say ‘Hold onto your socks America, I’m singing Sondheim.’

    — Stephen Colbert on why he didn’t talk about his musical theater sidegig on The Colbert Report. [complete interview here]

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