"Hey Nation, Why is Stephen Colbert Such a Media Whiz?"

Colbert-Sports-Illustrated-Cover Why nation, has Steve Colbert been such a great success? Since he left The Daily Show in 2005 to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report and hasn't looked back since., The Colbert Report is a daily outrageously brilliant spoof on the of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. 

Since its debut, the Colbert Report has been a hit, establishing itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006.

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Pattern Recognition: Quest for Identity in the Digital Village

Shutterstock_2744622_1We've listened to lots of great discussions at conferences and universities. This timeless, 1968 discussion between Pulitzer Prize winner, Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan, which we discovered last month, is one of the all-time greats. What triggered the idea to post this was the publication of Mailer's new novel The Castle in the Forest about Adolph Hitler's youth (see the Charlie Rose Interview with Mailer about the book).

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