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Semi-protected edit request on 19 December 2014[edit]

Now that the Colbert Report is over can you guys put the number of episodes on the filmography section. (2605:E000:87C2:3200:41AF:D70F:72F8:4B83 (talk) 06:07, 19 December 2014 (UTC)) 2605:E000:87C2:3200:41AF:D70F:72F8:4B83 (talk) 06:07, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Anupmehra -Let's talk! 16:00, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Seems to me that he wants X (nothing) to be changed into Y (the number of episodes of 'The Colbert Report' , placed into the filmography section). Might be wrong here, just a hunch. 173.24.247.114 (talk) 20:00, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Okay, do we have an easily citable source for this? Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 20:04, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 February 2015[edit]

Please insert: All told, his heritage is 15/16ths Irish. [1]

Between:

Colbert sometimes comedically claims his surname is French, but his mother's ancestry was Irish, and his father's ancestry was mostly Irish, with some German and English.[4][23][24]

and:

Many of his ancestors emigrated from Ireland to North America in the 19th century before and during the Great Famine.[18][25] Nicole.Paull (talk) 20:26, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:19, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 February 2015[edit]

Correct typo: The fifth paragraph of "Awards and Honors..." begins with, "Colbert has been nomianted..." Correct to read "Colbert has been "nominated" No citation necessary.

EJSheldon (talk) 06:32, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:01, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Television career §[edit]

The "Television career" section starts with "During the same period...". During the same period as what? There needs to be some more information. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Seeking consensus to add another source to the article[edit]

Currently, this sentence has three referenced sources: "Colbert sometimes comedically claims his surname is French, but his mother's ancestry was Irish, and his father's ancestry was mostly Irish, with some German and English."

I would like to see another source added, perhaps with the additional detail that Colbert's ancestry is 15/16ths Irish. The source I am citing is written by one of America's premier genealogists, Megan Smolenyak, and includes several substantiating documents showing the genealogical line. It was Megan's research featured in "Faces of America," and this article is more comprehensive about Stephen Colbert's heritage than the other sources cited.[2]

Nicole.Paull (talk) 19:35, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Agree - Megan Smolenyak is extremely well respected and experienced in genealogy and collaborated with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, as Nicole wrote. Here's a little about Colbert's appearance with Gates on "Faces of America": http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/profiles/stephen-colbert/11/ (unfortunately, the videos are no longer available). I wouldn't parse the "15/16" thing, though. "Irish heritage" is good. I see no reason to split hairs (or heirs .^_^.). Nearly all of us are mutts, anyway, so what does splitting out the one Germanish GGGP accomplish? With Smolenyak's article linked, a reader can go there to read the details for themselves, if the so desire. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 00:50, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Teaching in Sunday School[edit]

I am not a verified member but think that it's worth editing under Personal Life, 'Colbert is a practicing Roman Catholic and a Sunday school teacher' to 'Colbert is a practicing Roman Catholic and taught in Sunday school for three years' - according to a podcast he recorded in November 2012 (A.D.D. Comedy with Dave Razowsky and Ian Foley, 21 November 2012 <https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a.d.d.-comedy-dave-razowsky/id572391530?mt=2>), he no longer teaches Sunday school but did so for three years.

The podcast was published on the 21st of November, 2012. 28 minutes and 30 seconds in, he is asked Are you still teaching... er Sunday school? by Dave Razowsky, he replies Not anymore, I did it for three years but I'm not doing it now. The podcast is available through iTunes[3]. Please tell me if this is a reliable source. Thanks.

Thanks

TWWT (talk) 20:20, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 15:51, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Smolenyak, Megan. "Stephen Colbert: One Last Report (It’s Genealogical)". Irish America. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://irishamerica.com/2015/01/stephen-colbert-one-last-report-its-genealogical/
  3. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a.d.d.-comedy-dave-razowsky/id572391530?mt=2>.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help);
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. I don't consider the sales site for the recording as being a reliable source. Do you have a news source (NY times, Washington post, etc) that you can back this claim with? — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 21:33, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't have any other source for this. I'm not using the 'sales page' as a source, I'm using the podcast itself. Why is this any different to a YouTube interview etc.? He is saying it. 82.132.227.91 (talk) 15:02, 16 March 2015 (UTC)