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June242009

The New Yorker is Colbert's Bench (The Password is "Tea")

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Martin Schneider writes:

More a "Looked At" than a "Looked Into," perhaps. Stephen Colbert sure does heart The New Yorker lately. This week Simon Schama was on, promoting his book The American Future, and last week Paul Muldoon made an appearance.

Colbert made fun of Schama's accent ("The Roh-mans?") and asked Muldoon if parents get cranky when they learn their progeny intend to major in the insufficiently remunerative discipline of poetry. He and Muldoon read Muldoon's poem "Tea" (from his book Madoc: A Mystery) together, and Colbert, upon learning that Schama is Jewish, asked whether tea is kosher.

Here are the clips:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Paul Muldoon
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorStephen Colbert in Iraq


The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Simon Schama
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorStephen Colbert in Iraq

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