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September 24, 2010 www.amazon.com Watch the full program: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com Colbert and the other Daily Show writers were the recipients of three Emmy Awards as writers for The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and also won the award for writing in 2008 as a writer for the Colbert Report. He was also nominated for three Emmys for The Colbert Report in 2006, including Best Performance in a Variety, Musical Program or Special, which he lost to Barry Manilow. Manilow and Colbert would go on to jokingly sign and notarize a revolving biannual custody agreement for the Emmy on the Colbert Report episode aired on October 30, 2006. He lost the same category to Tony Bennett in 2007 and Don Rickles in 2008. In 2005 and 2006 Colbert was nominated for a Satellite Award for his performance on The Colbert Report and was also nominted for a TCA Award for The Colbert Report in 2006 by the Television Critics Association. Colbert received two Peabody Awards for his work on The Daily Show: Indecision 2000 and Indecision 2004. In January 2006, the American Dialect Society named truthiness, which Colbert coined on the premiere episode of The Colbert Report, as its 2005 Word of the Year. Colbert devoted time on five successive episodes to bemoaning the failure of the Associated Press to mention his role in popularizing the word truthiness in its news coverage of the Word of the Year. On December 9, 2006, Merriam-Webster also announced that it selected truthiness as its Word of the …
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September 24, 2010 www.amazon.com Watch the full program: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report is a spin-off from and counterpart to The Daily Show that comments on politics and the media in a similar way. It satirizes conservative personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot”, is a caricature of televised political pundits. The Colbert Report has been nominated for four Emmys each in 2006, 2007 and 2008, two Television Critics Association Awards, and two Satellite Awards. It has been presented as non-satirical journalism in several instances, by the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust, and following Robert Wexler’s interview on the program. The Report received considerable media coverage following its debut on October 17, 2005, for Colbert’s coining of the term “truthiness”, which dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster named its 2006 Word of the Year. The Report has also coined other neologisms, such as “freem”. The Report has had cultural influence in a number of ways. In 2006, after Colbert …13 com
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert presenting at the 2007 Emmy Awards. Includes Jon/Stephen/Steve hug! Hateful or homophobic comments will be removed.
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Question by BritneyM: ‘Colbert,’ ‘SpongeBob’ may go dark on Time Warner?
LOS ANGELES – “SpongeBob SquarePants” might get squeezed off Time Warner Cable.
Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. is not agreed upon by then.
The impasse would mean “SpongeBob” and other popular shows like Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” will be cut off on the nation’s second-largest cable operator. Time Warner Cable primarily serves people in New York state, the Carolinas, Ohio, Southern California and Texas.
Viacom has asked for fee increases of between 22 percent and 36 percent per channel, or a total of million more, an amount that could increase customers’ cable bills, said Time Warner Cable spokesman Alex Dudley.
“The issue is that they have asked for an exorbitant increase in their carriage fees and their network ratings are sagging,” Dudley said. “Basically we’re trying to hold the line for our customer.”
Viacom spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew disputed the figure, saying Viacom requested an increase in the very low double-digit percentage range.
Viacom said the increases would cost an extra 23 cents a month per subscriber. It said that Americans spend a fifth of their TV time watching Viacom shows but its fees make up less than 2.5 percent of the Time Warner cable bill.
“We make this request because Time Warner Cable has so greatly undervalued our channels for so long,” Viacom said.
“Ultimately, however, if Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and the rest of our programming is discontinued — over less than a penny per day — we believe viewers will see this behavior by their cable company as outrageous,” Viacom said.
Time Warner Cable’s Dudley said Viacom rejected his company’s proposal to extend the contract while the sides continue to negotiate.
Instead, Viacom appealed directly to Time Warner Cable’s customers, with TV ads in major markets. In Wednesday’s New York Times, the company ran a full-page, color advertisement with Nickelodeon’s animated bilingual heroine “Dora the Explorer” crying and clinging to her monkey pal, Boots.
“Why is Dora crying?” the ad asks. “Time Warner Cable is taking Dora off the air tonight!” The ad urges viewers to call Time Warner Cable and demand that their favorite shows remain on the air.
If the shows go dark after midnight, Time Warner Cable will send people to the Internet to catch episodes. Dudley said the cable operator also will make available a video teaching people how to hook their computers up to the TV to watch online shows — a tactic it used during a contract dispute with broadcaster LIN TV in October.
Part of the disagreement is that most of Viacom’s popular shows are rerun on Web sites where Viacom collects advertising revenue that it does not share with Time Warner, Dudley said. “We don’t think that’s fair,” he said.
Viacom has staked much of its revenue-growth prospects on its ability to extract higher carriage rates out of its cable and satellite affiliates despite an ad slowdown and weak ratings.
In the third quarter, media network revenue, which accounts for about two-thirds of Viacom’s total, grew 6 percent to .1 billion, despite global ad revenue falling 2 percent, largely because of double-digit percentage growth in affiliate fees and the success of its “Rock Band” video game.
Viacom shares rose 45 cents, 2.3 percent, to .71 in late morning trading Wednesday. Time Warner Cable shares lost 39 cents, 1.8 percent, to .37.
The channels that would be affected are: Comedy Central, CMT: Pure Country, Logo, Palladia, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Nick 2, Nicktoons, Spike, The N, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.
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I saw that on the TV this morning. If you go to one of those channels a black line should come across the screen, providing you with two phone numbers. Have your parents call either one of those numbers and see what happens, when my grandmother called they were busy. If the number is busy call your cable provider to see if your area is affected. We called Comcast and they said my household won’t be affected.
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Stephen’s campaign speech in South Carolina on October 28th at USC.
The American Elections explained by Marcus Brigstocke in BBC 4′s The Late Edition, the UK’s answer to the Daily Show. This week: Barack Obama.
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WHOLE video with EXTRAS of Stephen Colbert as he gives his opening statement during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security (from C-SPAN 9/24/10 coverage).
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The legendary Stephen Colbert interview
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