John Lewis on The Colbert Report

I had heard of long-time Georgia congressman John Lewis and his role in the civil rights movement but had never actually seen him. I found this interview with Stephen Colbert quite moving.

What I found particularly refreshing was that he seems to reject the parochialism so common among US politicians that views policies only in terms of what is good for America (especially the top 1%), Instead he emphasizes the idea that we need to look at what is good for the world as a whole.

(This clip appeared on June 4, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)


  1. Scott says

    A great interview, but Colbert kind of ruined the mood when he made the comment about the bridge. I like his show, but sometimes the persona he maintains destroys what could be a truly insightful narrative.

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