Stephen Colbert to Tape Bill Clinton in St. Louis: "I Assume He is Aware This is Happening"

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Would you rather see Stephen Colbert or Bill Clinton speak in St. Louis? Trick question! You can see both at Washington University this month -- which the Colbert Report has announced is the official site of the high-profile interview.

"I am thrilled and honored to be interviewing President Clinton," Colbert says in a statement, "and I assume he is aware this is happening."

Even the press release is hilarious!

But why St. Louis?

This is Colbert's first interview with Bill Clinton and the event is part of a Clinton Global Initiative University meeting on Saturday, April 6, conveniently located at Wash. U. Colbert is hosting the closing session of this annual conference -- during which he will also interview Clinton in a taping before an audience of 1,000 students, Comedy Central says.

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The episode is expected to air the week of April 8. It's Clinton's first time on The Colbert Report.

Here's the channel's announcement:

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 - For the first time, Stephen Colbert will interview former President Bill Clinton and host the closing session of the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) on Saturday, April 6. The closing session will also feature the interview with President Clinton taped before an audience of 1,000 CGI U students to air in a special CGI U-themed episode of COMEDY CENTRAL's "The Colbert Report" during the week of April 8. It will mark President Clinton's first appearance on the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series.

Said Colbert, "I am thrilled and honored to be interviewing President Clinton, and I assume he is aware this is happening."

Building on the Clinton Global Initiative's successful model of convening Fortune 500 CEOs, heads of state, and influential members of civil society to address the world's most pressing challenges, President Clinton launched CGI U five years ago to engage the next generation of leaders from around the world. Like CGI members, CGI U student participants work together to devise and implement strategies for creating positive change. This year's meeting will be held April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis with more than 1,000 college students representing approximately 300 schools and 75 countries scheduled to join top innovators, thought leaders and civically-engaged celebrities to make Commitments to Action addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing campuses and communities around the world. The program will address issues throughout CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. For more information visit cgiu.org, follow on Twitter at @CGIU and Facebook at Facebook.com/CGIUniversity.

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kitcookqueen
kitcookqueen

I can’t believe this awesome interview is actually happening! It’s going to be so exciting to see what type of questions Colbert throws Clinton’s way! I just we had a better idea of when to expect his interview on The Colbert Report, seeing as the week of April 8th is not a very definitive airdate. At least I won’t have to stress about entirely missing this interview, since I never skip an episode of Colbert in the first place! Even when I can’t make it to my house from my office at DISH in time to check it out, I always make a point to watch it on the bus ride there with DISH Anywhere. This app is able to hook my phone up to my home DVR’s recorded and TV content, so I can watch even these new episodes of Colbert as they air without being in front of my home TV!

Rita Konertz-Lee
Rita Konertz-Lee

I suppose there's no way for the general public to get a ticket?

DavidNutzuki
DavidNutzuki

He's a climate blame believer? You don't think Bush laughs as we issue CO2 death threats to billions of helpless children like fear mongering neocons?

Not so fast. We all know you remaining believers want this misery to be real but maybe you should get up to speed and ahead of the curve:
*Occupywallstreet does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded carbon trading stock markets ruled by corporations and trustworthy politicians.

All of science agrees; “Climate change is real and is happening and could lead to a climate crisis.”
Help my house could be on fire maybe? How is 27 years of “maybe” supposed to be consensus and if “maybe” is good enough to condemn your own children to the greenhouse gas ovens of an exaggerated crisis then you don’t love the planet you just hate humanity.
Not one single IPCC warning isn’t swimming in maybes.
If they can’t say climate change is as real and eventual as comet hits are, it only proves their legal exaggeration and real planet lovers welcome the good news of a crisis not being a real after all.

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