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2009-04-01 12:17:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Purcell has been promoted to co-executive producer of "The Colbert Report," it was announced today by Stephen Colbert, executive producer, writer and host of the program. Purcell had previously served as supervising producer and head writer. He is flanked by Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm, also co-exec producers, in this new role. "I've known Tom since 1989, but we didn't start working together until 2005. It shows you what a poor judge of talent...

2009-03-30 15:15:00

NASA's attempt to drum up interest in the International Space Station started innocently with an online contest to name the station's new living quarters. However, a comedian who poses as an ultra right-wing news commentator on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert, stepped into the act with an audience that has backed the U.S. space agency into a corner. Colbert's supporters caste 230,539 votes for "Colbert" to be the new name of the $100-billion space outpost. NASA's suggested name, "Serenity,"...

2009-03-24 18:09:28

U.S. talk show host Stephen Colbert was the top vote getter in a poll to name a new wing of the International Space Station, CNN said Tuesday. NASA asked people to weigh in on what it should name the room, offering suggestions like Serenity, Earthrise, Legacy and Venture, and inviting participants to write in other possible monikers. Colbert, the star of the faux news program The Colbert Report, lobbied to have the room named after him. NASA said he ended up earning 230,539 of the more than...

2009-03-24 14:26:00

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) says 'democracy in orbit' should govern NASA's new space nodule WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (Planet Earth) - Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) says every vote counts, even if it's for an election that is out of this world. "NASA decided to hold an election to name its new room at the international space station and the clear winner is Stephen Colbert," said Fattah. "The people have spoken, and Stephen Colbert won it fair and square - even...

2009-03-24 11:33:14

Stephen Colbert, a comedian featured on Comedy Central, has embarrassed NASA by winning a competition to have part of the International Space Station named after him. The name "Colbert" has beat out the other four suggested names after a quarter of a million fans voted to have his name be the third new "living room" name on the International Space Station.  The other existing names are the Unity and Harmony modules. Colbert urged viewers of his show, "The Colbert Report," to write in his...

2009-03-19 08:46:48

Stephen Colbert has announced plans to tape The Colbert Report talk show in front of the U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf as part of a USO entertainment tour. The Colbert Report will be the first TV show in USO history to produce more than one episode in a combat zone, Comedy Central said. As part of the tour, the series will shoot a week of shows at an undisclosed location to be broadcast on the network at a later date. I'm going to the Persian Gulf, Colbert said this week. I can't tell you...

2009-03-18 14:52:00

View Stephen Colbert's Announcement On www.ColbertNation.com NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On last night's historic show, Stephen Colbert announced to The Nation that "The Colbert Report" will head soon to the Persian Gulf on a USO entertainment tour to tape and perform shows in front of troops. "The Colbert Report" will be the first TV show in USO history to produce more than one episode in a combat zone. As part of the tour, the series will shoot a week of shows at an undisclosed...

2009-03-11 10:40:00

U.S. talk show host Stephen Colbert is campaigning to have the International Space Station's new room named after him, Variety.com reported. An online NASA poll is being conducted through March 20 to determine what the name of the room should be. The winning handle is to be announced next month. NASA has suggested Earthrise, Legacy, Serenity and Venture as possible names, noting the name should reflect the spirit of exploration and cooperation embodied by the space station. Colbert, however,...

2009-02-20 08:33:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is asking the public to help name the International Space Station's next module - a control tower for robotics in space and the world's ultimate observation deck. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Eight refrigerator-sized racks in the Node 3 module will provide room for many of the station's life support systems. Attached to the node is the cupola, a one-of-a-kind work station with six windows around the sides...

2009-01-27 10:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Music legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Paul McCartney will appear as a guest on COMEDY CENTRAL's Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday, January 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. McCartney's appearance will be his first and only scheduled U.S. late-night appearance in support of the new album, Electric Arguments, released under The Fireman alias used by McCartney and producer/musician Youth. Other musicians who have...

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Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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