McKibben to go on Colbert

A quick note: Middlebury Scholar in Residence for Environmental Studies Bill McKibben will be on The Colbert Report tonight at 11:30 on Comedy Central. Bill is the founder of 350.org. Here is the Facebook invite which says,

For those of you who haven’t seen it, The Colbert Report is a satirical (and hilarious!) late-night TV show that criticizes politics, media, and just about everything else. Its fictional anchorman, Steven Colbert, is a right-wing bully who has often declared his skepticism of global warming. Going on The Colbert report is very exciting, and it gives us a chance to reach a very wide audience with the 350 message. It’s also a bit of a gamble—Colbert himself is sharp as a tack, and his writers come up with questions designed to embarrass and flummox his guests. Which is probably why Bill didn’t want to publicize tonight’s show.

We’ll let you know when we have the archived video of his appearance so you can watch it online. Just a few months ago, Middlebury’s President emertius John McCardell appeared on Colbert to advocate for Choose Responsibility.

Update: here’s the full episode that aired last night. And now, just McKibben’s segment.

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