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thanks for joining us, the late show is up next. >> happy thanksgiving captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is a wusa-9 health alert. according to "the washington post," three d.c. residents have been attacked by a rabid raccoon. a statement issued by the d.c. health department said the rabid raccoon was captured monday. we have exclusive footage of the capture. >> that hurts our factories. that hurts all of our companies. you know, you're talking about 500,000 jobs. ( laughter ) hurting our country a lot more than we're hurting saudi arabia. they'll go to russia. they know tho china. >> announcer: it's "the late show with stephen colbert." tonight, horse face off. plus, stephen welcomes... lin-manuel miranda. and brooke baldwin.
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featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now, live on tape from the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: hey! fantastic! i couldn't remember which one it was. ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) thank you, louis. hey! thank you, please sit down. well, ladies welcome to "the late show." i'm your host, stephen colbert. ( cheers and applause ) folks, the midterms-- we've got midterm fever-- midterm fever in this house right now. everybody is going to vote, right? ( cheers and applause ) you've got to vote. you got to play to win. now, the midterms are exactly three weeks from tonight, and we will be live, okay. we're ready. >> jon: it's happening, it's happening. >> stephen: we're already stocking up on the bourbon. ( laughter )
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and to make sure we're accurate, we're getting our news directly from our i.t. guy in moscow. ( laughter ) see you in november, dmitri. but president trump already scored one victory this week, and we've got all the deets in tonight's "stormy watch." ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause ) i don't know what this is. i don't know what this is. folks, earlier this year, donald trump called stormy daniels "a liar" on twitter, so she filed a lawsuit claiming that the president defamed her. but yesterday, a judge threw out stormy's defamation lawsuit against trump and ordered her to pay trump's legal fees. now, okay, that's tough. but if she's looking for a way to raise money, i've got an : called, "for $10-million, i will stop describing donald trump's penis." ( cheers and applause ) got a wallet? got any cash? >> jon: cash? i have some cash, i think. >> stephen: and the judge's reasoning for why he threw the
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case out is-- it's a little upsetting. trump called stormy "a liar" on twitter, but judge s. james otero ruled that trump's speech was protected by the first amendment, because he said it was the kind of "rhetorical hyperbole" normally associated with politics and public discourse in the united states. ( booing ) it's only normal, because trump made it normal. like how now it's now normal to be buddies with kim jong-un, yet fear the cruel and devious canadians. ( laughter ) trump took immediate advantage of the new normal, tweeting, "quote-- federal judge throws out stormy danials lawsuit versus trump. trump is entitled to full legal fees-- end quote. at-fox news. great, now i can go after horseface." yes, "horseface." you heard it straight from the horse's ass.
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( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) yah! yah! ( piano riff ) not sure what i'm riding in that metaphor. ( laughter ) he continued, "and her third- rate lawyer in the great state of texas, she will confirm the letter she signed! she knows nothing about me, a total con!" that is true-- you are a total con. ( laughter ) ( piano riff ) but-- comma, comma-- a total con. >> jon: ♪ a total con >> stephen: but on twitter, just like in real life, stormy quickly spanked the president, retweeting his insulting tirade and adding, "ladies and gentlemen, may i present your president. in addition to his... um... shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women, and lack of self-control on twitter again! and perhaps a penchant for bestiality. game on, tiny." ( cheers and applause )
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wow! wow! wow! wooo! that is-- that is the most devastating presidential putdown since john wilkes boothe shouted, "sic semper small- penis!" ( laughter ) anyway, the president of the united states and a porne ad hm attacks on twitter-- or as judge otero would call it, "normal." ( laughter ) and donald trump has bigger problems than stormy, because it's looking more and more like his buddies in saudi arabia murdered "washington post" journalist jamal khashoggi in their istanbul consulate. they're certainly acting suspicious. for instance, before turkish investigators were allowed into the building, the saudis brought in a cleaning crew. yes, they used saudi arabia's top-selling brand: mr. guilty. ( laughter )s t bad enough, today, turkish investigators who searched the saudi consulate in istanbul found surfaces there
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newly painted over. of course, the president blamed it on a gang of "rogue painters." ( laughter ) but here's the thing-- it didn't work. because "a high-level turkish official says police have found 'certain evidence' during their search of the saudi consulate showing that saudi writer jamal khashoggi was killed there." the biggest clue was when the consulate's "days since a murder" board was turned back to zero. ( laughter ) so at this point, you'd have to be either stupid or delusional to believe the saudis' denials. luckily, our president is both. ( laughter ) ( as trump ): "just spoke with the crown prince of saudi arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their turkish consulate. he was with secretary of state mike pompeo-- dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot-- during the call and told me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter. answers will be forthcoming
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shortly. he totally-- totally denied it, said there'd be a full investigation. all the prince says he needs is my social security number, my bank account number, and my mother's maiden name, and he promised to transfer the funds from nigeria tomorrow." ( laughter and applause ) "we're all going to be rich. we're all-- we're all going to be rich." ( piano riff ) so why is trump defending the saudis? some journalists have pointed to the president's business dealings as a possible explanation. but trump shot that down today, tweeting, "for the record, i have no financial interests in saudi arabia-- or russia, for that matter. any suggestion that i have is just more fake news-- of which there is plenty!" ( laughter ) yes, trump is offended that you would think he'd defend these despots for money. he does it, because he swore loyalty on the orb! trump must obey the orb!
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the orb! (cheend applause ) i say this-- can we show-- can we show that shot again? can we show the first shot? i've got to say-- strong up light does not make you look innocent. ( laughter ) so trump claims he has no business dealings with saudi arabia. here with a counterpoint is donald trump. >> saudi arabia and i get along great with all of them. they buy apartments from me, they spend $40-million, $50- million. am i supposed to dislike them? i like them very much. >> stephen: now, sure, that footage seems pretty damning, but-- >> saudi arabia-- >> stephen: okay, all right. now it never happened. okay, there you go. it's all gone now. ( laughter and applause ) and the president's not the only trump making news on twitter these days. this morning, ivanka trump tweeted, "the secret of change
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is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. socrates." she's showing off that ivy league education. of course, my favorite socrates quote is, "i never said any of that, you dingus." ( laughter ) because it turns out-- it turns out, the quote wasn't from a greek philosopher, but a gas station attendant called socrates in a fictionalized memoir written by former american gymnast dan millman. ( laughter and applause ) yes, dan millman! or as he's known in the fictionalized memoir community, "the aristotle of the pommel horse." i look forward to all the other inspirational quotes that ivanka's going to tweet like, "live, laugh, love. plato." ( laughter ) "don't talk to me 'til i've had my coffee. jesus christ." ( laughter ) "gas, grass, or ass. no one rides for free.
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optimus prime." ( laughter ) "beer before liquor, never sicker. mother teresa." ( laughter ) and, "hang in there, baby. nelson mandela." ( laughter ) yeah, yeah, he said that. >> jon: oh wow. that's what nelson said. >> stephen: said that, yeah. >> jon: when did he say that? at what point did he say that? >> stephen: the cat is freedom and the branch is apartheid, i think. >> jon: oh, it's a metaphor. ( laughter ) >> stephen: it's a metaphor, it's a metaphor, i think. speaking of apartheid-- ( laughter ) tucker carlson. this week, the pundit who somehow looked less like a douche with a bowtie, went on a podcast and explained how the real victim of our divided i can't really go to a lot ofai get yelled at. i don't feel threatened, but, like, having someone scream "( bleep ) you!" at a restaurant-- it just wrecks your meal. ( laughter ) >> stephen: come on. somebody yelling "(bleep) you!" doesn't ruin a meal. in fact, i think it wouldn't be thanksgiving without it. ( laughter )
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( cheers and applause ) yup, thanksgiving. >> jon: i really like that one. >> stephen: but there's good news, there's good news. because there's still one establishment tucker frequents. >> i don't actually go to restaurants anymore, i only go to one. i go there, because i love it and nobody hassles me. >> stephen: so there's one restaurant tucker still goes to. now naturally, i thought it was extremely white castle. ( laughter ) but, i was wrong. turns out it's a restaurant that caters just to him. >> welcome to fuddtuckers, the only restaurant that specifically caters to you, tucker carlson. at other restaurants, you'll hear things like, "( bleep ) you, tucker." or, "hey, tucker, get ( bleep )." or "tucker carlson can ( bleep ) ( bleep ) with a weed-whacker." ( laughter ) but at fuddtuckers, the only shouting you'll hear is to praise our founder, confederate general fudderick ulysses tucker, whom we celebrate every hour on the hour by shouting "f.u. tucker! f.u. tucker!" ( laughter ) of course, there's always our number one fuddtucker's promise.
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our restrooms have no mirrors, so you'll never have to face what you've become. so come on down to fuddtucker's. >> ahh, white power. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: we've got a great show for you tonight. lin-manuel miranda is here. but when we return, first lady melania trump lovely as ever. stick around! ( band playing ) ♪
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you got it. >> stephen: jon, let me ask you something. >> jon: yeah. >> stephen: were you still living down in new orleans when hurricane katrina hit? >> jon: yeah, yeah, that was my last year. >> stephen: how long did it take for your hometown of kenner to recover? >> jon: oh, my goodness. it took us about six months really to fully recover. >> stephen: well, we're hearing devastating stories out of theda from hurricane michael. people are just recovering from hurricane florence. they still have months to go there. it will be months to go before people recover from hurricane florence. it's such devastation down there. i also want to remind everybody out there, if you haven't gotten it yet, please go get "whose boat is this boat?" these are comments that don't help in the aftermath of a hurricane. every word of which are things that donald trump said donwn in new bern, north carolina, after hurricane florence. i'll give you a little taste of what the president said. "is this your boat or did it become your boat?" lots of wisdom like this in there. ( laughter ) and i tell you this, because
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every penny of "the late show"'s proceeds of this book go to help the people recovering from hurricane florence and now hurricane michael. ( applause ) >> jon: that's right. >> stephen: go get it. start your holiday shopping now, because there is nothing better you could do for the holidays than to help the people who are in need. now, it has been a big month-- ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: that's right, that's right. >> stephen: i'll tell you who was down there yesterday, the president and the first lady was down there trying to help the people in florida. been a on f lanitrum she just returned from a trip to africa, which was her first solo trip overseas. here she is visiting the pyramids. ( laughter ) high praise... one imagines. and while she was on her first trip without the president, melania sat down with abc news to do something she never does with her husband: talk for an hour. and several comments she made
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during the hour-long special made headlines. she gave a new explanation for wearing the infamous "i don't care" jacket, discussed her anti-bullying "be best" campaign, and even spoke about her husband's alleged affairs. >> you're not the first first lady to have to deal with her husband's alleged infidelities. has this put a strain on your marriage? >> it is not concern and focus of mine. >> do you love your husband? >> yes, we are fine, yes. ( laughter ) >> stephen: but is she really still deeply in "yes, we are fine, yes" with her husband? here to tell us in her first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview, please welcome, live via satellite,st ly achrs and ause thank inrst >> mpleasu, stephen! >>ph urrip africa.e on >> yes, i'm just going to keep it on through halloween. ( laughter )
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i'm going as "the ghost of colonialism." ( laughter ) >> stephen: okay, uhh-- let's get to your big interview. is it true that you're not focused on your husband's alleged affairs? >> absolutely, stephen. i do not focus on who he focuses. ( laughter ) maybe he should go focus himself. >> stephen: okay, okay. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) so, things-- ( laughter ) so... ngs are still good tmatour hband?"the president?u" and i looked into donald's eyes, and with all my heart i said, "yeah, fine." ( laughter )
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and, stephen, from the bottom of my heart, i can honestly tell you i am as happy as the day we were wed. aaarrggh! ( laughter and applause ) >> stephen: nice recovery. now, you're also getting a lot of criticism, because during the interview, you claimed to be one of the most bullied people in the world. do you really think that? >> oh, it's true, stephen. i have been called the worst names imaginable: "cold," "heartless," "eric's stepmother." ( laughter ) now, you also made some comments about the #metoo movement, saying women need to have hard evidence when accusing men of harassment. >> absolutely. we can never believe without hard evidence. take me, for example. i say i support women, but where is the evidence? ( laughter and applause )>>
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i can see that. okay, one last thing i hope you can clear up-- the "i don't really care" jacket. in the interview, you said it was an intentional message to the media. >> absolutely, 100%. >> stephen: okay, but last week, you also specifically told the media to stop focusing on what you wear. >> absolutely, 100%. ( laughter ) >> stephen: i'm sorry. which is it? >> it is simple. the media needs to stop paying attention to my clothes and instead pay attention to my words. unless my words are on my clothes. then, pay attention to my words on my clothes and not the part (olaughter ) w msens you mme oti-- i thk i got it. >> see, it is all part of my campaign called "be dressed." ( laughter ) >> stephen: sorry, madame first lady, i think you mean "be best." >> "be best"? ( laughs ) what the hell does that even mean?
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( laughter and applause ) >> stephen: i don't know. well, thank you so much for your time, madame first lady. >> thank you, thank you, stephen. please, please. now, i must get ready for my second solo trip. it is a goodwill tour of the caribbean, and i have already picked out my outfit. ( laughter ) shiver me timbers! >> stephen: melania trump, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) we'll be right back with lin- manuel miranda. ( band playing ) i'm on ton i'm on the pill, too. but it's not birth control. it's truvada for prep®, a once-daily prescription medicine for adults that when taken every day
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( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody, welcome back to "the late show." folks-- folks, my first guest tonight is the tony, grammy, emmy, and pulitzer prize-winning creator of the broadway musicals
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"hamilton" and "in the heights." please welcome back to "the late show," lin-manuel miranda. ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: good to see you again. >> it's good to be seen. >> stephen: now, when we first met back in 2015, i guess. "hamilton" had just moved to broadway. >> yup. >> stephen: uhh... hope that went well. ( laughter ) now-- now, it's in the u.k. >> yeah! >> stephen: what's that like? how did they receive this musical? >> you know, it's funny, they were all very like, "you know, we don't know american history. i don't know how it will play."
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american history! you're fine!" ( laughter ) but the biggerce actus weird d up about sex. they giggle at sex stuff. like, the audiences. yeah. like, there's a line in-- it," and there's a line that has never gotten a reaction in the united states ever. it's burr talking about how he is sleeping with a married woman. and the lyric is: ♪ theodora writes me a letter every day ♪ i'm keeping her bed warm while hu♪r y looksb, lookwa at yod a you're dead inside. ( laughter ) you did not laugh. when they sing that in london, people are like, "ooooh!" it gets this huge reaction. >> stephen: sure, sure. >> it's really-- it's very. >> stephen: they have a big hang-up about sex over there. >> it's super, like, eric idle, wink-wink, nudge-nudge. >> stephen: exactly. >> but, like-- and then when he goes, "theodosia, she's mine," they're like, "woah!" i mean, it is-- it's really funny. >> stephen: obviously, aaron burr is the antihero of this,
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but the real villain is-- and a wonderful villain-- is george iii. >> he's everyone's favorite. >> stephen: and how does it play over there to see one of their kings really openly mocked in this fantastic performance? to prince was a little nervous, rry anxtd e meghnean mcaarkle ua they-- >> stephen: this night? >> yes, there's my lovely wife, vanessa. >> stephen: okay. >>an adp, owndu knyo, that's ( laughter ) >> stephen: direct descendant. >> direct descendant. we're sitting in a theatre named after his fourth great grandma. ( laughter ) the royal victoria palace theater. but it playereally well. and he sort of married into the mily so,w, he maied an american. and she'd seen the show before, so, it went really well. but they-- they dig it. >> stephen: they love to take the ( bleep ) out of the royal family. >> they do! helen mirren was one of the first people to see "hamilton." she saw a really early preview at the public. and i said, "how is this going to play?" and she said, "oh, we love it when you take the ( bleep )."
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( laughter ) she doesn't sound like that at all. that was terrible. >> stephen: that was a fantastic, spot-on spooky helen mirren right there. ( laughter ) now, this must be very exciting for you, i know that "hamilton" is going to puerto rico. >> yes. >> stephen: when? ( cheers and applause ) >> january. >> stephen: sorry, i talked over that, when is it going there? >> it's going in january, yes. i'm getting back in the blouse to do it for three weeks. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: so you're playing again? >> yes. and all the money will go to arts organizations in puerto rico. >> stephen: okay. so, what is it like-- how long has it been since you were playing hamilton? >> it's been about two years, i hung it up july, 2016. it will be two years and change. >> stephen: have you gotten into rehearsals again, or are you even going to rehearse-- like, "hey, whatever, man"? ( laughter ) >> i have about a week-and-a- half, two weeks of rehearsals. the company, which is a new company, which will then tour in the states will have the full six-weeks rehearsal. i will have about a week-and-a- half.
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when i was sitting next to prince harry and meghan markle, i was watching thinking, "okay, i still know the words to that." ( laughter ) "oh, i don't know the words to that at all anymore." >> stephen: "why do they have to sing so fast?" >> oh, that dance move, i don't know that. >> stephen: what happens if you get on stage and you-- you-- you, like, blow the lyrics to one of your own songs? >> it's a rewrite. ( laughter ) ( applause ) ♪ ♪ i mean... >> stephen: improv! >> it's changing. "that's a change. that's from the author. that's a change." >> stephen: for those of you who don't know the story, hamilton himself was from the caribbean. what island was he from? >> he was born in nevis, grew up in st. croix. and this is a weird, full-circle thing that your loving brain will appreciatene.- so, the reason hamilton left the caribbean and came to what was then the colonies was because of a hurricane. there was this hurricane that
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destroyed st. croix, and he wrote a letter to his father describing the carnage. and this letter somehow was published in the "danish american gazette," and used for relief efforts to help the island, because it was such a vivid description of what had happened to the island that hamilton's cousin, a woman named rachel fawcett, and people took up a collection. they said, "this kid is too smart to be here working basically as a clerk. let's send him to the colonies to get his education, to be a doctor, and then he can come back to the island, because of all this money we've given him." and th e caribbean. he never went back. now 200-some-odd years later, because of the aftermath of a deadly hurricane, we are bringing the company of "hamilton" back to the caribbean to sort of pay it forward. we're kind of closing hamilton's loop here. >> stephen: that's beautiful, that's beautiful. ( cheers and applause ) >> yeah. >> stephen: that's got a beautiful closure. >> yeah. >> stephen: that's fantastic. well, now you have a new book,
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as if you're not busy enough. you have a new book called "gmorning, gnight!: little pep talks for me & you." how did the book come about? >> the book came about, because of my terrible addiction to twitter. and you should not give someone who likes an audience an audience in their pocket. ( laughter ) and that is what twitter is for me. and so i started saying good morning and good night on twitter, like, 2011, just as a way of keeping myself honest and keeping myself from being on it 24 hours a day.i would juste lid night, i'm going to bed." it was sort of like a way of clocking office hours for myself. >> stephen: uh-huh. but only 'till the moment you went to bed, so you wouldn't tweet in your sleep. ( laughter ) >> well, here's the thing, i very rarely tweeted in my sleep. but i think that twitter has given us issues with object permanence. i think the most damaging phrase we have is "pics or it didn't happen." it didn't happen.
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just because a pic of it didn't happen doesn't mean it didn't happen. sometimes i say good night and i'll go and have dinner and i'll have time with my family. but everybody thinks i'm literally going to bed. i'm not. i'm just good night to you to be polite, because i like you and n lite lhe)'vke te tim anyway, over the years, people have sort of come to rely on it. it's like a thing. and people say, "make a book." and i say, "but, i make them free. why would you charge you for a thing that i do for my own twitter habit?" and then my friend jonny sun, who is a friend i made on twitter, and who is sitting in the front row over there. ( applause ) he said, "but lin, people like holding things, people like something they can hold." >> stephen: sure. >> and that rt of touched my heart, and so we made a book. >> stephen: and you do the illustrations in these? >> yes. >> stephen: can i have a shot of these? these are gorgeous. these are beautiful illustrations. they're very simple, but very beautiful of-- sometimes of the themes of the good morning and
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the good night. >> yeah. >> stephen: like you'll return-- you'll answer yourself at the end of the night of what you said that morning.bohe rrise of the thing. i always have to bring it back around. that started happening over the course of writing them every day for five, six years. >> stephen: tell me about this good morning and this good night. what is the origin of this? this is really beautiful. >> what is interesting is the weird side effect of this is, this is the closest thing i've ever had to a diary. and this was writtenhe mni ofor we all learned about anthoy bourdain's passing, which hit all of us in different ways. member "no reservations." i remember reading his book right out of college, and it changht food and about the restaurant and sort of following his career. i was heartbroken to learn of his passing-- never met him-- a lot of people who never met him were really mourning online, and so i wrote this. >> stephen: would you mind reading this for us? >> sure. this is just what i was feeling in the wake of that news. "gmorning.
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you are so loved and we like having you around. ties one end of the sentence to your heart, the other end to everyone who loves you, even the ones you haven't heard from for awhile. checks knots. there, stay put, you. gnight. you are so loved and we like having you around. ties one end of the sentence to your heart, the other end to everyone who loves you in this life, even if clouds obscure your view. checks knots. there, stay put, you. tug if you need anything." ( applause ) >> stephen: and the whole book is filled with these beautiful morning themes and the returns at the end of the night. >> yeah. >> stephen: which-- twitter gives you instant feedback. good nights has gotten the biggest response? >> what i find invariably are the ones that get the biggest response are the ones i am writing to myself that morning. causeverne tnks-i ha
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no wisdom to give anyone. ( laughter ) i'm tired all the time.asbrdinge news as ne so ofteni'he right now?" and then i'll just switch the pronoun. and those are invariably the ones that resonate the most with people. the more personal i go, the more someone else responds to it. and that's about as good advice as i can give them. >> stephen: the hug you need, you to give to somebody else. >> yeah, exactly. >> stephen: well that's beautiful. thank you so much, lin. >> thank you! >> stephen: "gmorning, gnight!" is in stores today. lin-manuel miranda, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) we'll be right back with cnn's brooke baldwin. ( band playing ) ♪ ♪you see a piece of paper ♪could be a little greater ♪show me that you can make her♪
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: not a word. hey, everybody, welcome back! folks-- button up here. folks, my next guest tonight anchors "cnn newsroom" and created the series, "american woman in politics." please welcome, brooke baldwin! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: there you go. >> hi, guys. >> stephen: before we get into anything else, i have to ask you two questions, which i got to ask people who work at cnn.
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>> okay. >> stephen: the panels. you have an issue and you have somebody who feels one way about it strongly and another person who feels the exact opposite strongly. you say both of them have equal credibility, or else you wouldn't have them on. how do you not go insane? ( laughter ) because you have to agree with one of them, right, or disagree with--? you must be like, "oh, shut up!" >> sometimes i feel like-- sometimes if you watch us, right, it's like, the triple box, and i'm like watching ping pong, like this, back and forth and back and forth. if somebody says something so sane, haveo jump in and tt, bimd let them-- let them go. >> stephen: uh-huh. >> right? >> stephen: and we at home are the ones who are going insane. >> yeah, sorry about that. sorry, not sorry. >> stephen: second question: has wolf blitzer ever smiled? ( laughter ) >> he was in my wedding in may, stephen. and he's the biggest dancer. he loves a good smile. >> stephen: he's the biggest dancer? ( laughter ) >> he's the biggest dancer, like lady gaga, he knows all the
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words, you guys. take my word for it-- yes! >> stephen: are there pictures of him dancing? is there film of dancing with wolfs? ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> there probably is. there probably is. >> stephen: i'd like to see that. one of the things that you've just done is that you were one of the first journalists on the after hurricane michael. these are some of the images that you got. first of all, what is it-- try to tell us what the devastation is like down there. >> sure. it's awful, it's awful. a town entirely led, but to be walking among the re. i think one of the most haunting things when you're there-- and i met this guy, scott boutwell, who was walking around sort of in circles sort of exhausted, who had ridden out the storm in mexico beach. and he's got this wet, dirty briefcase, because he went back through what was his home, and had to find something that was of his life.nd him of that piece
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and also, among all the debrther >> stephen: in the rubble. they have independent power sources, because they have batteries. >> but they're all dying. it was this odd, eerie sound, which you think of them as foreboding, forewarning a danger. and here, this category-4 hurricane had rolled through, and these are the last noises you hear in mexico beach. >> stephen: are there people still left down there? >> there are people still down there. we were just reporting today at cnn that the death toll is up now in dade county to 12, so it's up nine today. a number of people did ride it out. >> stephen: a lot of people who are missing, like, a lot of people who are unaccounted for, right? >> fewer people, thank goodness, are unaccounted for. but yeah, we talked to people-- we were the first crew to really go live down there. and i had people say to me, "yeah, i saw my neighbor, who we thought rode it out. the house is gone-- don't know where they are." it was just so important to me
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to-- to get there and tell their stories. >> stephen: you got into a little trouble with the twitter people recently, because-- >> yes. >> stephen: you said-- one of your guests called democratic protesters "mob"-- a mob. >> right. >> stephen: and you said we're not going to use the "m" word around here. >> i did, i did. >> stephen: you got a lot of flak for that. what happened? >> so, we had matt lewis on, who i love having on, from "the daily beast." and he brought up the word "mob." and at the time, the "mob" word had been this talking point for republicans from all up and down capitol hill in the wake of what had happened with dr. ford and justice kavanaugh. and so when he brought the "mob" word up again, i called him out. and, listen, like, i don't want to be the word police, and that was not my intention, but i also believe in calling out talking points. and to hear him bring that up, i had to-- i had to say something. and, honestly, at the end of my day-- i'm sure you twitter, too-- if i have irked
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody, we're back with brooke baldwin! you have a new series that you're doing called, "american woman in politics." >> yeah. >> stephen: what did you want to examine with the series? >> i wanted to talk about women. it is time. we talk about women running for office. ( applause ) you know, i had covered the presidential campaign of 2016. i was at the women's march on washington two januarys ago. and, i mean, it doesn't take a genius to realize something special was happening with women in this country, and this was way pre-"me too." i went to my bosses at cnn and was banging on their door, and i the next championship of my career to women, to empowering women, to giving women voices." and so we started "american woman in politics," it was my baby and my creation thanks to this extraordinary team at cnn. we started this series with more famous women, talking about how they're giving back. but now "american woman in politics," like, we're cnn, we're talking politics, we're talking midterms. and 256 women are running for
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the house or senate, which is a record-- 16 women-- yes! ( applause ) yes! 16 women are running for gubernatorial seats nationwide. and i just thought it was a pretty killer storyline that i wanted to tackle this year. and even down south-- we're southerners-- down in, you know, down in-- down in alabama, after that whole special election and roy moore, so many black women were so just moved by that, that 80-plus black women up and down the ballot are running for office in a historic way in alabama, and i wanted to capture that as well. ( applause ) >> stephen: as-- a lot of people-- there's a lot of talk about why democratic women are running. >> right. >> stephen: not only for the needs of their constituents and what they feel is best for the country, but also sort of as a response to the sort of overt chauvinism of president trump,
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and stepping up to take positions of power and leadership in the wake of the "me too" movement. why-- what are you hearing from some of the republican candidates? because, certainly, in my home town of charleston, south carolina, sort of the person leading in the polls right now is a republican woman who is running. >> yeah. >> stephen: what are you hearing from them about their rationales? >> first of all, we need more women, period, and that is republicans and democrats. i thought it was really challenging as part of our series-- two-thirds of the women who are all running are democrats and they have their reasons, and a lot of them do point to the fact that the president of the united states called someone a "horseface" today. and that's just one of a few i think they have. on the flip side, you have republican women-- i was sitting in ohio talking to a woman who ended up losing her primary running for congress, who talked to me about smoke-filled rooms and old white dudes in the republican party, and how it was really hard for these guys to say, "okay, young 20-something, you grasshopper woman running for congress."
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like, they just aren't embracing women. this is according to her. and she's a mega-trump supporter, you know. and they just aren't embracing women quite as much as i think the republican party should be. i was talking to ileana ros- lehtinen, an outgoing first hispanic congresswoman, she essentially said the same. and it should be equal. i was talking to the president of emily's list down in washington, d.c., and even emily's list, a more progressive financial arm, getting these women to run, and she's like, "we need a republican emily's list. we need more women. more women is just good for us period." >> stephen: do you-- many journalists-- ( applause ) many journalists say they don't vote, because they have to stay objective. do you vote? >> i do, because i think, "how can i sit up here and say, 'well, here are all these women running,' or 'here are all these people running, and you need to exercise your first amendment,' and not talk the talk and walk the walk? >> stephen: who are you going to
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vote for? >> ( mumbles ) ( laughter ) >> stephen: all right, nicely done. >> thank you. >> stephen: brooke, so nice to meet you. >> good to meet you. >> stephen: thank you for being here. ( cheers and applause ) the full cnn series "american woman in politics" is available online. brooke baldwin, everybody! we'll be right back. ( band playing )
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>> stephen: now stick around for james corden. good night! ( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: wait, your lunch money is diamonds? >> it's a very nice lunch. hey-- oh! ( laughter ) >> stephen: uh-huh. >> ( snorts ) >> stephen: it's the revenge of schtick. gotcha, the ghost. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh ♪ are you ready y'all to have some fun ♪ feel the love tonight don't you worry ♪ where it is you come from it'll be all right ♪ it's the late, late show >> reggie: ladies and gentlemen, all the way from buckinghamshire, give it up for your host, the one, the only...


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