Season 3 (2007) MayEdit

# First aired "The Wørd" Studio guest Introductory phrase Prod#
251 05/01/2007 Who Cares? Malcolm Gladwell "Tonight, the role of Stephen Colbert will be played by Stephen Colbert. The management regrets any inconvenience." 3058
Stephen welcomes the author of The Tipping Point and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell.
252 05/02/2007 Better Safe Than Sorry Gina Kolata "Caution! This show may be a suffocation hazard because you can't poke holes in my arguments." 3059
Stephen welcomes New York Times reporter and author of Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting, Gina Kolata.
253 05/03/2007 The Unquisition Conn Iggulden "I will now make a brief 30 minute statement, followed by no questions." 3060
Stephen Better Knows Virginia's 11th District and welcomes yet another author, but this one is British: Conn Iggulden, writer of the Emperor series of novels and The Dangerous Book for Boys.
254 05/07/2007 The Intolerant Richard Preston "Guests of The Colbert Report stay on the fabulous couches of their friends." 3061
Stephen unveils a brand new segment on health care and welcomes journalist and author of The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring, Richard Preston.
255 05/08/2007 Rendered Moot Nassim Nicholas Taleb "Hey. Transformers. Robots or cars? We're at war, pick a side." 3062
Stephen sends a Shout Out to the crew of The Colbert Report's Official Ballistic Submarine, the USS Rhode Island and welcomes financial trader and author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Taleb.
256 05/09/2007 none Jane Fonda / Salman Rushdie "Clothes don't make the man, God does. Stop taking credit my pants..." 3063
Bring out the Fantasies Board On Notice Board! Stephen welcomes actress, activist and Cooking with Feminists' Colberella.
257 05/10/2007 Illusion Jann Wenner "This show is an acquired taste. If you don't like it, acquire some taste." 3064
Stephen welcomes the founder/publisher/editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner on the last episode before his birthday (May 13)!, names a Hometown Hero Town and places a DVD of the show in a time capsule to be opened 100 years from now. (Remember to keep a working DVD player until 2107 somebody.)
258 05/14/2007 Supporting Role William Langewiesche "Happy belated Mother's Day." 3065
Stephen returns from his birthday weekend in St. Bart's and welcomes investigative journalist and author of The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor, William Langewiesche. We'll find out why he misspelled nucular in his book's title. Also, more Tips of the Hat and Wags of the Finger.
259 05/15/2007 Heated Debate Walter Isaacson "This way lies madness. 'Cause I'm mad at a lot of things." 3066
Stephen welcomes acclaimed biographer and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson.
260 05/16/2007 Level Playing Field Howard Dean "Watch this show in a well-ventilated area. My truth can be overpowering." 3067
Stephen welcomes the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, insane person Howard Dean.
261 05/17/2007 none Randy Kearse / Tom DeLay "If you like The Colbert Report, you'll love what's coming up next." 3068
Stephen welcomes the author of Street Talk, Randy Kearse. Then, former exterminator, House Representative and author of No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight, non-veteran Tom DeLay drops by the Axe Body Spray Interview Zone.
262 05/21/2007 His Way Jared Diamond "I give you 360° of news, minus my 36° finder's fee." 3069
Stephen welcomes research biologist, physiologist at UCLA medical school and author of The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal and Guns Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond.
263 05/22/2007 Party of Change John Amaechi "This show is taped before a live studio audience, as soon as someone removes that dead guy." 3070
Stephen welcomes former NBA basketball player and author of Man in the Middle, John Amaechi.
264 05/23/2007 none Bob Deans "Congratulations person who won American Idol. I knew it!" 3071
Stephen welcomes Bob Deans, author of The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James.
265 05/24/2007 none Jimmy Wales "I report. I decide." 3072
Stephen goes head to head with Head Wikinazi Jimmy "Der Wührder" Wales and Better Knows Arizona's 7th District, the Fightin' 7th!
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