Is there any better an argument (is there any other argument?) for having cable than this.
Larry Tribe on the Colbert Report
From the Colbert News Hub:
To start the week, Stephen welcomes one of the country’s most esteemed legal scholars. Lawrence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, as well as the recipient of 10 honorary degrees, including one from Hebrew University and another from the Government of Mexico. In addition to his work in the classroom, Tribe continues to practice in court, and to serve in government as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice and a member of President Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Obama was Tribe’s student at Harvard, in fact, so the two have a long-time connection.
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Tribe is notoriously liberal, so “Stephen” the character might take umbrage with some of his views, I suspect Tribe will be able to handle whatever Mr. Colbert dishes out. Oh yeah—he was also a national champion debater. I had thought he would come on the show to discuss SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which has dominated the news recently and which Tribe vehemently opposes as unconstitutional. However, the guest announcement on ColbertNation says he’ll talk SuperPac, so I’m hoping we’ll learn more about where Stephen will take his—once the hostage situation is over, of course, and that evil Jon Stewart releases whatever money is left! *Fist shake*
Update: Now online at this link.
Is there any doubt about who will “win” this debate?
Just in case you are interested, you can also catch the extended, uncut version of the interview on http://www.comedycentral.com/ the day after the show airs.