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On this Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen interviewed Cardinal Timothy Dolan, learned about a district and discussed chemical weapons in Syria.
On Stephen’s two-week break, he went to Italy. To start off the episode, he discussed the chemical weapons in Syria. He said that he tried to keep up on the news but had such a language barrier that he thought that President Obama dropped Miley Cyrus onto Damascus. Stephen touched on the Syrian crisis but noted that it was a developing topic and would report on it when there was more information.
Next, Stephen dressed up like a motorist (complete with the scarf, goggles and hat) and lead into his “better know a district” series, to report on Michigan’s fifth district and Congressman Dan Kildee. The fifth district is home to the city of Flint and was the district where General Motors was started.
While interviewing Congressman Kildee, Stephen asked if he could ‘vogue’ him because Madonna is from Michigan. When the congressman accepted, Steven danced around him. They also discussed how Congressman Kildee replaced his uncle Dale Kildee as the district’s congressman. According to Dan, none of the citizens compare the two.
Congressman Kildee is a supporter of the second amendment. And, when Stephen asked him, he admitted that he doesn’t carry a gun. Hearing that, Stephen pretended to steal his wallet with a knife to prove the point that he needed to carry around a gun. Steven finally got the congressman’s wallet but didn’t give it back because they “ran out of time.”
Stephen interviewed the tenth archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan as the guest. The archbishop is also the president of US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Dolan wrote an eBook titled Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis. The book discusses how the Holy Spirit had already chosen the new Pope but Dolan, among others, had to figure out whom He had chosen.