[08/20/10 - 06:57 AM]
The Colbert Report to Broadcast Special Shows to Honor the Nation's Combat Troops Returning from Iraq at the Show's New York City Studio
"Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape" will air on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



Veterans And Active Duty Service Men And Women To Comprise The In-Studio Audience On Both Nights As Well As Via Satellite From Walter Reed Hospital, Iraq And Afghanistan

Guests To Appear In-Studio Include Vice President Joe Biden, General Ray Odierno And Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)

NEW YORK, August 20, 2010 -- "The Colbert Report" will welcome troops back home and celebrate their service and sacrifice by broadcasting special shows "Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape" on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. The audience on both nights will be comprised of veterans and active duty service men and women in the studio as well as by satellite audiences from Walter Reed Hospital, Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, September 8, guests will include Vice President Joe Biden, a first-time appearance, and Commanding General, United States Forces � Iraq, Ray Odierno, who memorably shaved Stephen's head in Iraq. On Thursday, September 9, guests will include Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), sponsor of the Veterans Education Assistance Program (the new GI Bill).

Said Colbert, "The Iraq War is over and all Americans should thank the returning troops. And quickly before they get sent to Afghanistan."

More info is available at www.colbertnation.com and viewers can follow Colbert on Twitter and also become a fan of "The Colbert Report" on Facebook.

"The Colbert Report" is produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert's Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers. Jim Hoskinson is the director. Lisa Leingang is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

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