December 1, 2011 - Richard Branson

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Senator Lori Klein defends Herman Cain, Bret Baier grills Mitt Romney, and Richard Branson explains why he wants to screw business as usual.

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

THANK YOU LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

PLEASE.

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU

KNOW, FOLKS, I WAS TEMPTED

TO FIGHT AGAINST YOUR LOVE

OF ME BUT I KNOW I WOULD

LOSE.

NOW FOLKS I KNOW YOU HAVE A

LOT OF CHOICES IN LATE NIGHT

AND WE HEAR AT THE REPORT

VALUE YOUR BUSINESS.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

FOLKS, MI SAD TO SAY THAT

TONIGHT MY MAN HERMAN CAIN

IS STILL DEEP IN CAMPAIGN

RECONSIDERATION MODE.

(LAUGHTER)

I DON'T GET WHY HE WOULD

CONSIDER DROPPING OUT NOW.

HE HASN'T HAD A SCANDAL IN

ALMOST 36 HOURS.

HE'S ON A ROLL.

AS YOU KNOW FIRST A STRING

OF WOMEN ACCUSED HIM OF

SEXUAL HARASSED.

AND THIS WEEK ATLANTA

BUSINESSWOMAN GINGER WHITE

CLAIMS SHE AND CAIN HAD A 13

YEAR AFFAIR.

BUT I BELIEVE HERMAN CAIN

WHEN HE SAYS GINGER WHITE

WAS JUST A FRIEND AND HE WAS

OFFERING HER FINANCIAL

ASSISTANCE.

WHICH EXPLAINS WHY SHE HAS

PHONE RECORDS SHOWING 61

CALLS OR TEXTS BETWEEN THEM

INCLUDING ONE AT 4:26 IN THE

MORNING.

HE WAS PROBABLY ADVISING HER

ON HER STOCK PORTFOLIO AT

4:00 IN THE MORNING AND HE

JUST WANTED TO GIVE HER A

HOT TIP.

(LAUGHTER)

THE HOT TIP-- ITS HOT TIP,

OF COURSE, IS THE MOST

SENSITIVE PART OF THE

PORTFOLIO.

WELL, THANKFULLY, FOLKS, I

DO NOT NEED TO DEFEND CAIN

ANY MORE BECAUSE THERE IS

DEFINITIVE PROOF OF HIS

INNOCENCE.

AND IF SOME ARIZONA STATE

SENATOR AND TALBOTS CASHIER

LORI KLEIN.

KLEIN WHO HAS KNOWN KANE FOR

12 YEARS AND IS CURRENTLY

HIS ARIZONA STATE CHAIRMAN

DISMISSED THE IDEA THAT CAIN

WOULD SEXUALLY HARASS ANYONE

BY POINTING OUT THAT CAIN

HAS, QUOTE, NEVER BEEN

ANYTHING BUT A GENTLEMAN AND

I AM NOT AN UNATTRACTIVE

WOMAN.

EXACTLY.

COME ON.

THERE IS NO WAY, NO WAY

HERMAN CAIN COULD BE A

SERIAL MASHER IF HE IS

SPENDING TIME AROUND LORI

AND NOT TRYING TO DRY HUMP

HER IN AN ELEVATOR.

THAT WOMAN IS THE DEFINITION

OF NOT UNATTRACTIVE.

SO THIS PROVES ONCE AND FOR

ALL CAIN IS NOT A SIR

CROTCHFORD STROKE-AND-GROUP.

IN FACT P IF KANE IS NOT

TRYING TO BAG AND TAG STATE

SENATOR KLEIN, I THINK THE

REAL SCANDAL IS THAT HERMAN

CAIN IS PROBABLY-- PROBABLY

GAY.

(LAUGHTER)

I MINE THAT WOULD FINALLY

EXPLAIN WHY CAIN TWICE

CANCELED HIS APPEARANCES ON

MY SHOW.

BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, THERE

IS NO WAY HE COULD HANDLE

HIMSELF AROUND ALL THIS

GOODNESS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: RIGHT?

I DON'T WANT TO BRAG, FOLKS,

I DON'T WANT TO BRAG BUT

MINOT UNHANDSOME.

I CAN BARELY CONCENTRATE

WHEN I SHAVE IN THE MORNING.

I MEAN GUN

YOU BET.

FOLKS, AS A CONTENT PROVIDER,

I AM WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGAINST

THE INFRINGEMENT OF

COPYRIGHT.

SO MUCH SO THAT I HAD THAT

PHRASE TRADEMARKED AND THEN

HI IT EMBLAZONED ON A MICKEY

MOUSE-- YOU SEE,

COUNTERFEITING AND DIGITAL

PIRACY ARE HUGE PROBLEMS FOR

THOSE OF US IN THE MEDIA

BUSINESS.

THE FBI REPORTS THAT U.S.

BUSINESSES LOSE $200 TO $250

BILLION TO COUNTERFEIT ON AN

ANNUAL BASIS.

AND THAT IS A SHOCKING

NUMBER.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER

THAT THE FBI ADMITS IT HAS

NO RECORD OF SOURCE DATA OR

METHODOLOGY FOR GENERATING

THE ESTIMATE AND THAT IT

ACCOUNT NO BE CORROBORATED.

NOW FOLKS, THAT IS WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THE FBI BUYS

BOOTLEG REPORTS OFF A CARD

TABLE IN CHINATOWN.

BUT FOLKS, THIS PIRACY IS

EVERYWHERE.

STUDIES SHOW THAT ALMOST

HALF OF ADULTS HAVE BOUGHT,

COPIED OR DOWNLOADED

BOOTLEGGED MUSIC OR VIDEO

INCLUDING 70% OF THOSE AGED

18 TO 29.

SADLY PIRACY IS JUST ONE OF

THOSE CRIMES EVERYBODY

COMMITS LIKE JAYWALKING OR

SETTING YOUR EX-GIRLFRIEND'S

COUCH ON FIRE.

THANKFULLY, THANKFULLY

CONGRESS IS FINALLY TAKING

ACTION WITH THE STOP ON-LINE

PIRACY ACT.

THE BILL WHICH IS SUPPORTED

BY ALL THE BIG MEDIA

COMPANIES GRANTS RIGHTS

HOLDERS.

THE UNFETTERED POWER TO

EFFECTIVELY KILL WEB SITES

SO IF YOU POST UNLICENSED

COPY WRITTEN MATERIAL WHICH

IS A THEFT, ONSITES LIKE

YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER,

THOSE ENTIRE SITES COULD BE

SHUT DOWN.

UNLESS THAT MATERIAL IS

REMOVED WITHIN FIVE DAYS.

AND THE ONE WHO POSTED THE

COPY WRITTEN MATERIAL COULD

FACE FIVE YEARS IN PRISON

FOR A FIRST OFFENSE.

AT LAST, WE WILL BRING SWIFT

AND SURE JUSTICE TO HARDENED

CRIMINALS ON YOUTUBE.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S ENOUGH, JIMMY.

ARE YOU NOT GOING TO BE A

SINGLE LADY?

JAIL.

WITH YOUR CELL MATE DENISE

WHOSE'S LOCKED UP FOR

DESK WITH A BAG OF POTTING

SOIL.

JOINING ME NOW IS ONE OF THE

MANY VICTIMS OF INTERNET

PIRACY.

A MUNICH MANAGER WHOSE

CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED

NIRVANA AND THE BEASTIE BOYS,

PLEASE WELCOME FORMER HEAD

OF MERCURY RECORDS AND

PRESIDENT OF-- ENTERTAINMENT,

DANNY GOLDBERG, THANKS SO

MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

(APPLAUSE)

THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM,

ISN'T IT.

>> I THINK THE INTERNET IS

GREAT.

I LOVE IT.

BUT OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS,

THERE ARE

MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR

COMPANIES HAVE BEEN CREATED

AND AT THE SAME TIME THERE

ARE THOUSANDS OF JOBS LOST

AND MOVIES AND RECORDS AND

BOOKS.

AND THE PENDULUM NEEDS TO

SWING BACK TO ITS MIDDLE.

>> Stephen: SHOULDN'T THE

FREE MARKET HANDLE THIS.

WHEN MY SHOW STARTED I WAS

ABOUT 25% OF ALL THE VIDEOS

ON YOUTUBE, ALL RIGHT.

[BLEEP] YOU NOT, NOW MY

PARENT COMPANY VIACOM

BROUGHT A BILLION DOLLAR

HAMMER DOWN ON GOOGLE THAT

OWNED YOUTUBE.

ISN'T THAT HOW IT SHOULD BE

WORKED OUT, BY COMPANIES

POLICING THEMSELVES?

>> WELL, LAWSUITS ARE PART

OF THE LAW.

AND LAWS, A NEW LAW ALLOWS

PEOPLE TO SUE FOR THINGS

LIKE THAT.

BUT POLICEMAN ARREST PEOPLE

FOR STEALING.

AND YOU NEED COPS TO

ENFORCE-- TO ENFORCE THE

LAW.

>> Stephen: CAN WE GET

INTERNET POLICEMAN, MAYBE

THOSE GUYS FROM TRON ON

MOTORCYCLES.

ALL RIGHT, HOLD ON A SECOND.

NOW JOINING US NOW TO DEFEND

THIEVES AND PIRATES, PLEASE

WELCOME PROFESSOR OF

INTERNET LAW AT HARVARD,

JONATHAN ZITTRAIN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WHY, WHY DO YOU WANT ARTISTS

TO STARVE?

>> I WANT ARTISTS TO THRIVE.

THE INTERNET ALLOWS ARTISTS

TO FIND THEIR AUDIENCES.

WHEN JUSTICE -- JUSTIN

BEIBER STARTED JUST SING HIS

FAVORITE SONGING ON YOUTUBE

HE GOT DISCOVERED THANKS TO

THE INTERNET.

AND THE ODD THING IS, UNDER

THIS LAW, THE BEHAVIOR OF

JUST FIN BEIBER, SINGING HIS

FAVORITE SONGS WITHOUT

AUTHORIZATION OVER THE

INTERNET COULD MAKE HIM A

FELL ON IN JAIL FOR THREE

YEARS, SO.

>> Stephen: SO YOU ARE

SAYING YOU DO NOT

WANT-- EXCUSE ME, EXCUSE ME.

EXCUSE ME.

CLAP AFTER I NAIL HIM.

ARE YOU SAYING YOU DO NOT

WANT TO SEE JUSTIN BOOEB

NEVER JAIL?

>> NOT-- I'M NOT SAYING-- .

>> Stephen: WELL, WHAT ABOUT

THAT POINTS.

WHAT ABOUT THE POINT THAT IF

PEOPLE GET PROSECUTED F

THERE ARE CRIMINAL PENALTIES

FOR POSTING COPY WRITTEN

MATERIAL, PEOPLE WILL GO TO

JAIL, THAT WILL STIFLE ART.

>> OH THAT'S JUST AN

EXAGGERATION.

THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS LAW IS

ABOUT, AS I UNDERSTAND IT

THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE

THAT THESE COMPANIES

OVERSEAS THAT HAVE BEEN

STEALING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

WORTH OF THINGS AND SELLING

ADVERTISING BASED ON IT

CAN'T DO IT.

NOBODY WANTS TO PUT JUSTIN

BOOEB NEVER JAIL.

>> Stephen: KNOCK, SOME

PEOPLE WANT TO PUT JUSTIN

BOOEB NEVER JAIL.

>> NOT ME, I LOVE JUSTIN

BEIBER.

>> Stephen: NOW WHAT ABOUT

THAT DANNY OVER HERE SAYS

THIS IS JUST FOR FOREIGN

COMPANIES THAT ARE STEALING

FROM OUR ARTISTS.

>> THIS IS A 78 PAGE LAW,

SOME OF THEM ARE ABOUT

PUTTING JUSTIN BIEBER IN

JAIL, BUT THERE ARE OTHER

PARTS OF THE LAW THAT SAY IF

THERE ARE SITES OVERSEAS

THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

DOESN'T LIKE, THE ATTORNEY

GENERAL WITHOUT ANY OTHER

ADVERSARIAL PROCEEDING CAN

GET AN ORDER ASKING AMERICAN

INTERNET COMPANIES TO CUT

OFF THAT SITE.

AND IN ESSENCE THIS LAW

TAKES A PAGE OUT OF THE

PLAYBOOKS OF CHINA AND IRAN

FOR INTERNET REGULATION.

AND THAT IS NOT WHAT WE

WANT.

>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW

ABOUT IRAN BUT CHINA IS KICK

OUR ASS IN BUSINESS RIGHT

NOW.

WOULDN'T THIS BE GOOD FOR

AMERICAN BUSINESS BECAUSE IF

WE SHUT DOWN PARTS OF THE

INTERNET WON'T PEOPLE AT

WORK ACTUALLY DOT WORK THEY

WERE HIRED FOR.

>> THE PROBLEM IS THAT THEY

ARE STILL GOING PLAY

SOLITAIRE.

SO THEY ARE ALWAYS GOING TO

FIND A WAY.

>> Stephen: WE'LL COME UP

WITH A LAW TO SHUT DOWN

SOLITAIRE.

OKAY.

DO YOU THINK THAT THIS LAW

GOES FAR ENOUGH.

>> YOU NEED SOMETHING TO

PREVENT STEALING.

THE PENDULUM IS GOING TOO

FAR.

YOU KNOW, APPLE HAS A

LEGITIMATE WAY OF SELLING

MUSIC.

THEY NEGOTIATE WITH THE

COMPANIES AND THEY SELL IT

AND iPODS ARE DOING GREAT

AND iTUNES IS DOING GREAT

AND EVERYONE GETS PAID FOR.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF THERE

WAS SOME EVEN TRADE-OFF

BETWEEN THEFT AND

RETRIBUTION LIKE THE ARTIST

ACTUALLY GOT TO GET

SOMETHING OUT OF THE

INTERNET COMPANY THAT WAS

STEALING FROM THEM, LIKES AN

EYE FOR AN iPOD.

>> WELL, IT'S A GOOD LINE

BUT-- .

>> Stephen: IT'S AN

EXCELLENT LINE.

AND IF ANYONE STEALS IT-- IS

A COPY WRITTEN LINE AND IF

YOU STEAL IT I WILL SUE.

DANNY GOLD FWERING, THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

NATION, FOX NEWS ANCHOR

BRETT BAIER IS A GOOD

FRIEND.

WE WRESTLE TOGETHER ON

WEEKEND ITS.

BUT I JUST CANNOT FORGIVE

HIM FOR HIS TREATMENT OF

MITT ROMNEY WHEN HE

INTERVIEWED MITT THIS WEEK.

JIM.

>> YOU HAVE BEEN ON BOTH

SIDES OF SOME ISSUES.

AND THERE'S VIDEOTAPE OF YOU

GOING BACK YEARS, SPEAKING

ABOUT DIFFERENT ISSUES,

CLIMATE CHANGE, ABORTION,

IMMIGRATION, GAY RIGHTS.

>> WELL, BRETT, YOUR LIST IS

JUST NOT ACCURATE.

>> DO YOU THINK A MANDATE,

MANDATING PEOPLE TO BUY

INSURANCE IS THE RIGHT TOOL.

>> NOW BRETT, I DON'T KNOW

HOW MANY OTHER TIMES I HAVE

SAID THIS TOO, THIS IS AN

UNUSUAL INTERVIEW.

>> DID YOU SAY ON CAMERA AND

OTHER PLACES THAT AT TIMES

YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A

MODEL FOR THE NATION.

>> ARE YOU WRONG, BRETT.

>> NO, NO, THERE IS TAPE.

>> NO, THE TAPE OUT THERE,

CONTINUE TO READ THE

TAPE-- .

>> Stephen: COME ON, BRETT!

DID YOU NOT READ THE TAPE?

I BET YOU JUST WATCHED THE

TAPE BECAUSE THAT'S HOW TAPE

WORKS.

YOU GOT READ IT, MAN--

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: THE RULE IS--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: I WAS GOING TO

READ THE HELL OUT OF THAT

THING.

THE RULE IS YOU STOP

GRILLING ROMNEY AFTER HE

GIVES YOU THE LAUGH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: THAT'S HIS SAFE

WORD.

HE USES IT ALL THE TIME.

AVAILABLE ON DVD.

BODILY PARTS.

WELL, BECAUSE YOU ASKED MITT

ROMNEY QUESTIONS HE DID NOT

WANT TO ANSWER, YOU MADE HIM

LOOK BAD.

>> MITT ROMNEY IS FEELING

THE HEAT.

HE GOT A TAD TESTY IN AN

INTERVIEW WITH FOX.

>> MITT ROMNEY IS FEELING

THE PRESSURE, AWKWARD AND

TESTY DURING AN INTERVIEW ON

FOX NEWS.

>> BRETT BAIER LAST NIGHT

SAT DOWN WITH MITT IT GOT

TESTY AT TIMES.

>> MITT ROMNEY SITTING DOWN

WITH BRETT BAIER IT GOT

TESTY.

>> IT GOT A LITTLE TESTY.

>> THIS WAS A TESTY

INTERVIEW.

>> YES, TESTY, AS IN WITH

THOSE QUESTIONS, YOU BRETT

BAIER KICKED HIM IN THE

TESTE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: PERSONALLY I

REALLY, REALLY MISS THE

BRETT BAIER WHO INTERVIEWED

PRESIDENT BUSH.

>> SO YOU BRING WORLD

LEADERS ON THIS WALK.

>> I DO, I DO.

>> SO THE NEXT PRESIDENT,

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE

MOST IMPORTANT THING.

>> I THINK PROTECTING

AMERICA, AND MAKING SURE WE

ARE A VIBRANT ECONOMY.

>> WOW.

>> Stephen: WOW, WOW THAT

SAY FOLLOWUP QUESTION.

WHERE WAS THAT BRETT BAIER,

THERE WERE PARTS OF THAT

INTERVIEW WHERE YOUR BODIES

ACTUALLY MADE A HEART.

BUT NOW-- BUT NOW ALL EVER A

SUDDEN YOU ARE ADMIRAL TOUGH

QUESTIONS.

IF ANYONE HEAR IS A

FLIP-FLOPPER, IT IS YOU

BRETT BAIER.

SO YOU COOL IT WITH THE

THIRD DEGREE AND YOU BE NICE

TO MITT ROMNEY.

REMEMBER, YOU WORK FOR FOX

NEWS.

HE IS A REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE.

A YEAR FROM NOW, HE MIGHT BE

YOUR

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A

BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR AND

BILLIONAIRE, YEAH, BUT

THAT'S IN METRIC.

PLEASE WELCOME SIR RICHARD

BRANSON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SIR RICHARD, GOOD TO SEE YOU

AGAIN.

HOW ARE YOU.

>> I'M VERY WELL.

>> Stephen: NOW, I-- I-- ARE

YOU EXPECTING A FIRE?

SIR RICHARD, WHY WOULD YOU

HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

>> I THOUGHT IF THE

INTERVIEW IS A GOOD INTERVOW

AND THE AUDIENCE THINK IT

WAS A GOOD INTERVIEW, THUMBS

UP AND I WALK OFF.

AND IF IT THEY FEEL IT IS A

BAD INTERVIEW, THUMBS DOWN.

WE WILL DECIDE AT THE END,

ANYWAY.

>> Stephen: WAIT A SECOND SO,

THUMBS DOWN, DOW WHAT, YOU

SET ME ON FIRE AND THEN PUT

IT OUT?

>> WELL, RECEIPTS'S COME TO

THAT DEPENDING-- .

>> Stephen: OKAY.

YOUR NEW BOOK IS YOU WILL

CAD SCREW BUSINESS AS USUAL,

ALL RIGHT.

YOUR PREVIOUS BOOKS HAVE

BEEN CALLED LOSING MY

VIRGINITY, BUSINESS STRIPPED

BAYER, SCREW IT LET'S DO IT

WHEN ARE YOU JUST GOING TO

NAME A BOOK DOUBLE ENTENDRE

FOR [BLEEP].

CUT TO THE CHASE

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> IF YOU HAVEN'T PATENTED

THAT, I THINK I MIGHT USE IT

FOR MY NEXT BOOK.

>> Stephen: WHY WOULD YOU

WANT TO SCREW BUSINESS AS

USUAL.

YOU ARE A BUSINESSMAN.

WHY SHAKE UP THE GAME THAT

YOU ARE ALREADY WINNING?

>> BUSINESS CAN BE A FORCE

FOR GOOD, BASICALLY.

>> Stephen: A FORCE FOR GOOD,

IT'S A FORCE FOR PROFIT, A

FORCE FOR PROFIT, PROFIT IS

IN AND OF ITSELF IS A GOOD

THING.

JUST MAKING A PROFIT SAY

GOOD THING.

>> MAKING A PROFIT SAY GOOD

THING.

EMPLOYING PEOPLE SAY GOOD

THING.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES BY YOU KNOW,

CREATING BETTER AIRLINES OR

CREATING GREAT SPACESHIP --

IS A GOOD THING.

BUT I BELIEVE THAT IF EVERY

SINGLE BUSINESSPERSON COULD

ALSO TRY TO SORT OUT SOME OF

THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD,

WE WOULD GET ON TOP OF A LOT

OF THESE PROBLEMS.

BECAUSE BUSINESS LEADERS ARE

ENTREPRENEURIAL AND THEY

KNOW HOW TO SEE PROBLEMS.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE GOOD

THINGS THINGS SHOULD BE

TACKLES THAT AREN'T GOING TO

BE SOLVED ANY OTHER WAY.

>> LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

GLOBAL WARMING WHICH

HAS-- YOU DON'T BELIEVE

EXISTS-- WHICH I SUSPECT YOU

DON'T BELIEVE EXISTS.

>> Stephen: YOUR SUSPICIONS

ARE CORRECT.

>> ARE YOU QUITE THE

DIRECTIVE.

>> IF YOU, I THINK THE

BUSINESS COMMUNITY SINCE

POLITICIANS ARE NOT SORTING

OUT THE PROBLEM, I THINK THE

BUSINESS COMMUNITY CAN BY

TRYING TO GET THE 25

GIGATONS OF CARBON OUT OF

THE ATMOSPHERE.

>> Stephen: HAVEN'T THE

MARKET SPOKEN, THAT GIGATONS

OF CARBON IS UP THERE

BECAUSE OF BUSINESS, WE BUY

CARS, OIL, COAL.

WE BURN THEM, ITS CARBON

GOES UP, MONEY MADE THAT

HAPPEN.

THE FREE MARKET SAYS THAT

GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT BAD,

IT SAYS IT'S GOOD.

>> YEAH, BUT IF IT'S GOING

TO FRY OUR GRANDCHILDREN

IT'S NOT PARTICULARLY GOOD.

>> Stephen: MAYBE OUR

GRANDCHILDREN AREN'T THAT

NICE.

LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

I MEAN AT VIRGIN ALL THE

PROFITS WE MAKE FROM OUR

AIRLINE BUSINESSES WE HAVE

INVESTED IN CLEAN FUELS.

SO AND I THINK BY, WITHIN

THE NEXT FEW YEARS, WE WILL

BE FLYING ALL OTHER PLANES

ON FUELS THAT ARE NOT

DAMAGING THE ENVIRONMENT.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU GOING TO

PUT CLEAN FUELS, BIOFUELS?

IN AIRPLANES?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> THERE ARE DIFFERENT

COMPANY DOESING DIFFERENT

THINGS.

>> Stephen: WHAT ABOUT MY

PLANE, AIR COLBERT.

>> YOUR PLANE WILL RUN ON

DIRTY FUEL BUT ALL THE OTHER

PLANES.

>> Stephen: MY LADY LIKES IT

DIRTY.

SIR, SIR, YOU ARE STILL SIR,

RIGHT?

>> MAYBE UNTIL THE END OF

THE SHOW.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

ARE YOU PART OF THE 1% OF

THE 1%.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE

OCCUPY WALL STREET CLOWNS

DOWN THERE?

>> I THINK THEY HAVE A VALID

POINT WHICH IS ANOTHER

REASON WHY I THINK BUSINESS

NEEDS TO GET ITS ACT

TOGETHER AND SHOULD GET ITS

ACT TOGETHER.

AND GET OUT THERE AND DO

SOMETHING POSITIVE.

YOU KNOW, SO WE SET UP AN

ORGANIZATION CALLED THE

ELDERS WHICH TRY TO RESOLVE

CONFLICTS IN THE WORLD.

>> THE ELDERS.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: THAT SOUNDS LIKE

THE LEADERS OF A CULT.

YOU WOULD BE A GREAT CULT

LEADER, BY THE WAY, THAT

HAIR AND WHATEVER THIS IS,

YOU ABSOLUTELY, PEOPLE WOULD

DEFINITELY, I COULD SEE YOU

WITH CHILD BRIDES.

A COMPOUND IN IDAHO OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> VIRGIN CHILD BRIDES.

>> Stephen: GOD, I HOPE SO

GOD I HOPE SO, SIR.

YOU SAID CAPITAL CIVIL THE

ONLY SYSTEM THAT WORKS BUT

IT ALSO CREATES EXTREME

WEALTH FOR JUST A FEW

INDIVIDUALS.

SO WHEN ARE YOU GIVING YOUR

EXTREME WEALTH AWAY.

BECAUSE I WILL TAKE A

HUNDRED MILLION RIGHT NOW F

YOU BROUGHT YOUR CHECKBOOK.

>> NO I THINK THAT WHAT

CAPITALISM IS THE ONLY

SYSTEM THAT WORKS.

IT DOES BRING EXTREME WEALTH

AND THEREFORE IT BRINGS

EXTREME RESPONSIBILITY.

THERE ARE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS

IN THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW AND

I THINK WITH ENOUGH

DETERMINATION WE CAN GET ON

TOP OF THESE PROBLEMS AND WE

SHOULDN'T LEAVE IT TO THE

POLITICIANS.

>> BUT WHY DOW WANT TO SAVE

THE WORLD.

YOU HAVE A SPACESHIP, YOU

CAN LEAVE ANY TIME YOU WANT.

>> THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

>> Stephen: THE NEXT BOOK

SHOULD BE THROUGH-- SCREW

THE WORLD I'M OUT OF HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SIR

RICHARD.

>> I THOUGHT HE WAS QUITE

NICE BUT --

>> STEVE BE, STEPHEN,

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELL, THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US FOR OUR LAST

SHOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

GOOD NIGHT