- A little piece of history August 5
This week is the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation, after the House drew up articles of impeachment against him over the Watergate scandal. On Monday night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert offered a surprisingly fond look back at Nixon, as well as a clear-eyed reminder of the flaws that sealed Nixon's disgraceful exit from the Oval Office. To do this properly — or at least in the best, goofiest Colbert Report tradition — Colbert put on sideburns and a leisure suit, picked up a cigarette, and did the rest of the show inside a retro TV set.
For history buffs, Colbert's interviews with Nixon aides Pat Buchanan and John Dean later in the program are well worth a watch. You can find them at Colbert Nation. --Peter Weber
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 7 tips for keeping your man (from the 1950s)
- The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- 4 simple steaks you can cook in a pan
- Why does Fareed Zakaria still have a job?
- Does solar energy have a battery problem?
- Save the world... by changing how you pee
Subscribe to the Week