Duke president to appear on The Colbert Report

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 12:59 PM

Duke University President Richard Brodhead will represent the Blue Devil Nation within the Colbert Nation as the invited guest on Thursday's Colbert Report.

The episode will air at 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Comedy Central and will re-air Friday at 1:33 a.m., 9:33 a.m. and 6:52 p.m.

Brodhead is the ninth president of the university and a professor of English. He also serves as co-chair of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, which released a report this summer that called upon lawmakers and educators to strengthen their focus on humanities and social sciences for the advancement of U.S. education.