Stephen Colbert, 1st Edition

  • Bonnie Szumski
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420509098
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509090
  • DDC: 792.702
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Lucent's new addition to their People in the News series is a biography of the life and career of comedian Stephen Colbert. On his television show The Colbert Report, Colbert plays the nation's fool. By good-naturedly mocking (and exposing the hypocrisy of) the mainstream media, politicians, and others, he makes pointed commentary on how those in power attempt to both manipulate and win the trust of the American public. The popularity of his show and his character has proven that Americans love and need their fool. His accolades have been serious and prestigious: Colbert has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People for three years, from 2006 - 2008. He has also received Emmy awards, Peabody awards, and an honorary doctorate degree from Knox College. Special attention is paid to explaining the philosophy behind Colbert's show, reasons for his popularity, and examples of his cultural influence.

Features and Benefits

  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, PEOPLE IN THE NEWS volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.