The Colbert Report
Date: October 17, 2005
This Television Series inspired I Am America (And So Can You!)
I Am America is an extension of The Colbert report expanding on the character portrayed by Stephen Colbert.
The Colbert Report is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight Eastern Time Zone (North America) each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States and on both The Comedy Network and CTV in Canada. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show. The Colbert Report is a spin-off of and counterpart to The Daily Show which, like The Daily Show, critiques politics and the media. It satirizes personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits.