June 23, 2014 - John Green

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Team USA ties Portugal in the World Cup, Mark Mazzetti discusses U.S. military advisers in Iraq, a handsome mug shot goes viral, and John Green talks "The Fault in Our Stars." 

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO "THEREPORT."

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"][CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

IT'S SO LOVELY TO HAVE YOU HERE.

FOLKS WE HAVE SO MANY STORIESTHAT WE'VE GOT TO COVER TONIGHT,

IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THENEWS YOU KNOW THERE

IS SO MUCH NEWS BREAKING RIGHTNOW.

FOR INSTANCE, U-S-A, U-S-A,U-S-A, U-S-A!

AND IF YOU THOUGHT I WASN'TGOING TO LEAD OFF TONIGHT WITH

A PATRIOTIC CHANT ANDRESPONSE: YOU WERE WRONG,

YOU WERE WRONG, YOU WERE WRONG!

THANK YOU.

LAST WEEK I MAY HAVE SEEMEDEXCITED ABOUT TEAM U.S.A.'S

WORLD CUP WIN OVER GHANA, BUTTHAT'S BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS

OVER AND WE HAD WON THE WORLDCUP.

WELL, NEWS FLASH, THERE IS MORETO THE WORLD THAN US AND GHANA.

[LAUGHTER]I HAVE SOME TERRIBLE NEWS,

FOLKS.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THE SAY THIS,BUT I CARE ABOUT SOCCER.

[WHISTLES]THAT'S A FOUL ON FOOTBALL FOR

USING ITS HANDS TO GRAB MYHEART.

I EVEN LEARNED ALL THE WORDS TOTHAT OLEÉ SONG.

YOU KNOW, OLEÉ, OLEE, OLEÉ,OLEÉ.

OLEÉ, SOMETHING, SOMETHING,OLEÉ.

IT'S A GOOD SONG.

THIS WEEKEND I EVEN WATCHED ANENTIRE GAME OF SOCCERRING.

IT WAS THE U.S. VERSUS OURANCIENT RIVAL PORTUGAL, A.K.A.

SPEECH IMPEDIMENT SPAIN.

[LAUGHTER]NOW, THE PORTUGUESE...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]YEAH.

THE PORTUGUESE STRUCK FIRST WITHA GOAL FIVE MINUTES INTO THE

MATCH.

BUT IF HISTORY HAS TAUGHT USANYTHING ABOUT THE PORTUGUESE,

FOLKS, IT'S THAT THEY EAT A LOTOF SQUID, AND THEY PEAK EARLY.

[LAUGHTER]DON'T WORRY, GUYS, I HEAR THE

SPICE TRADE IS GOING TO COMEBACK REAL SOON.

[LAUGHTER]SO TEAM U.S.A. CAME STORMING

BACK, FIRST WITH JERMAINE JONESPULLING TEAM U.S.A. EVEN WITH

HIS FOOT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]THEN TEAM CAPTAIN CLINT DEMPSEY

PUT US AHEAD WITH HIS BALLS, IBELIEVE.

ALL WE HAD TO DO, ALL WE HAD TODO WAS HOLD ON TO OUR LEAD,

USING ONLY OUR FEET, AND ITSHOULD HAVE BEEN EASY BECAUSE

PORTUGAL'S BEST PLAYER AND GUYWHO MAKES KEN JEALOUS, CRISTIANO

RONALDO, HAD BEEN A SEXY SHADOWOF HIS FORMER SELF.

>> IT'S NOT HAPPENING FOR HIM ATTHAT WORLD CUP.

I'M NOT SURE HOW FIT HE REALLYIS.

>> Stephen: I'M NOT SURE HOW FITHE REALLY IS EITHER.

I BET IF HE TOOK OFF HIS SHIRT,ONLY THE FEMALE FANS WOULD HAVE

OVULATED.

SORRY, I TAKE THAT BACK, I THINKI JUST DROPPED AN EGG JUST NOW.

SO THERE WE WERE, TIME NEARLYEXPIRED, AND THERE WAS OLD MAN

RONALDO LUMBERING DOWN THESIDELINE AND, OH, MY GOSH, NO!

NO!

[AUDIENCE BOOING]I WAS HOPING IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN

THIS TIME.

OF COURSE, I WAS NOT ALONE IN MYSPORTS GRIEF.

I'M GOING TO ROLL SOME FOOTAGEOF AMERICAN FANS CHANTING "I

BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN."

I WANT YOU TO SEE IF YOU CANSPOT THE MOMENT WHEN PORTUGAL

SCORES.

CROWD: I BELIEVE THAT WE WILLWIN.

I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN.

[LAUGHTER][CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: IT'S SUBTLE BUTIT'S THERE.

BY THE WAY, ANY BOY SCOUT WILLTELL YOU, THAT IS THE PROPER WAY

TO SLAM THE AMERICAN FLAG TO THEGROUND IN ANGER.

TAKE HEART, NATION.

TEAM U.S.A.'S WORLD CUP HOPESARE STILL ALIVE BECAUSE WE PLAY

GROUP "G" CO-LEADER GERMANY ONTHURSDAY.

THESE STANDINGS MAKE ONE THINGCLEAR: WE'RE NUMBER ONE, AS LONG

AS WE BEAT GERMANY.

ALSO WE COULD TIE THEM.

WE'D STILL GET THROUGH ONPOINTS.

AND WE CAN EVEN LOSE, BUT THENIT COMES DOWN TO MATH.

IF PORTUGAL BEATS GHANA BY LESSTHAN FIVE GOALS OR GHANA BEATS

PORTUGAL BY ONLY ONE GOAL, THENWE ADVANCE ON GOAL DIFFERENTIAL.

THEY CAN EVEN TIE.

THAT WOULD STILL WORK.

U-S-A? THAT WAS EXHAUSTING.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE][AUDIENCE CHANTING U-S-A]

>> Stephen: U-S-A, U-S-A.

YOU HEARD THEM, NATION, SOSOCCER GUYS, GO OUT THERE

THURSDAY AND DO WHATEVER IS THEEQUIVALENT OF SOCCER WINNING.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]FOLKS... [WHISTLES]

FOLKS, PRESIDENT OBAMA'S IRAQCONTINUES TO DESCEND INTO CHAOS.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY ELECTEDTHAT GUY.

[LAUGHTER]THE TERRORIST GROUP ISIS IS

SPREADING ALL OVER IRAQ LIKESOME SORT OF FUNDAMENTALIST

HUMMUS.

[LAUGHTER]AND TRUE DEFENSE HAWKS LIKE ME

KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

>> AIR STRIKES TURN AROUND THEABILITY FOR AN AL QAEDA ARMY TO

MARCH AND GAIN MORE SAFE HAVENS.

>> WE SHOULD CUT OFF ISIS'ACCESS

THAT INVOLVES AIR POWER.

>> AIR STRIKES COULD BE A BIG,KEY PART.

>> IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE DOMAKE AIR STRIKES.

>> SEND SOME AIR POWER.

SEND SOME AIR POWER WITH TARGETSWE CAN IDENTIFY.

>> Stephen: YES, WE MUST SENDSOME AIR POWER ON TARGETS WE CAN

IDENTIFY.

FOR SOME REASON ALL OF IRAQ'SGOOD TARGETS ARE ALREADY RUBBLE.

WELL, FOLKS, A CRISIS LIKES THISDEMANDS ACTION FROM A STRONG,

DECISIVE LEADER WITH A CLEARVISION.

BUT I'M BUSY, SO IT WILL HAVE TOBE BARACK OBAMA.

>> WE'RE PREPARED TO SEND ASMALL NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL

AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISERS, UPTO 300.

AMERICAN FORCES WILL NOT BERETURNING TO COMBAT IN IRAQ.

>> Stephen: LOUD AND CLEAR,SIR.

THESE ARE ADVISERS, NOT COMBATTROOPS.

BIG DIFFERENCE.

A COMBAT TROOP SHOOTS A GUY.

BUT AN ADVISER SHOOTS A GUY ANDTHEN SAYS, SEE, THAT'S HOW I

WOULD ADVISE YOU TO SHOOT A GUY.

[LAUGHTER]OF COURSE, OUR MILITARY ADVISER

PROGRAM IN VIETNAM WAS ONE OFOUR MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER

IN THAT IT WENT ON THE LONGEST.

IT STARTED WITH FEWER THAN 1,000MILITARY ADVISERS SENT BY

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER AND GREW TOMORE THAN 500,000 AMERICANS

FIGHTING IN VIETNAM BY 1968.

THE ADVISER PROGRAM WENT SO WELLTHEY EVENTUALLY HAD TO HOLD A

VICTORY PARTY ON THE ROOF OF THEU.S. EMBASSY.

I GOTTA ASK, THOUGH, IS... YOUWEREN'T INVITED.

IS THAT WHY YOU'RE... IT WAS AGOOD IDEA.

ALL THOSE ADVISERS WERE A GREATIDEA IN VIETNAM.

I'VE GOT TO ASK, THOUGH, IS 300ENOUGH?

>> I AM UNDERWHELMED BY THE 300.

IT IS NOT A STRONG SHOWING OFSUPPORT.

>> THE SOLUTION THAT HE LAID OUTSTRUCK ME AS WOEFULLY

INADEQUATE.

>> HOW ON EARTH ARE 300 MILITARYADVISERS FROM THE U.S. GOING TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

>> Stephen: YES.

AFTER ALL, HOW MUCH CAN 300SOLDIERS DO.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]WELL, I GOT TO SAY, THAT PART

FEELS RIGHT.

SINCE IRAQ APPEARS TO BESOMETHING OF A BOTTOMLESS PIT,

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THESEADVISERS ARE GOING TO DO.

HERE TO TELL ME WHAT THESEADVISERS ARE GOING TO DO IS

NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENTFOR "THE NEW YORK TIMES" AND

AUTHOR OF "THE WAY OF THE KNIFE"MARK MAZZETTI.

MARK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORCOMING BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]HERE'S THE BOOK, "THE WAY OF THE

KNIFE."

GO GET IT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE'SSENDING IN 300 ADVISERS.

WHAT CLASSICALLY IS AN AMERICANADVISER?

>> MOSTLY WHAT THEY DO IS MOSTLYU.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS TROOPS.

THEY WILL DO TRAINING FORFOREIGN ARMIES.

STEPHEN: DELTA FORCE RANGERS,NAVY SEALS.

>> ARMY GREEN BERETS.

THAT'S THEIR CLASSIC MISSION,DOING THIS KIND OF ADVISING.

>> Stephen: WHAT KIND OFADVICE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

ARE WE SAYING, GUYS, I WOULD NOTWEAR THAT SHIRT WITH THOSE

PANTS?

REALLY, WHAT DOES ADVICE MEAN?

>> OBAMA SAID THEY'RE NOT GOINGBACK INTO COMBAT.

WE'LL SEE WHAT ULTIMATELYHAPPENS, BUT FOR NOW THEY WILL

BE MORE IN PROTECTED AREAS,MOSTLY LOOKING AT INTELLIGENCE,

ANALYZING INTELLIGENCE.

>> Stephen: IS THAT FOR US ORIS THE INTELLIGENCE THEY'RE

GATHERING GOING TO BE GIVEN TOTHE IRAQIS?

>> IT WILL BE GIVEN TO THEIRAQIS.

IT COULD BE USED FOR AIRSTRIKES, DRONE STRIKES, THINGS

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONULTIMATELY ORDERS.

HE APPARENTLY HASN'T MADE THATDECISION YET, BUT THAT'S ONE

REASON FOR HAVING AMERICANTROOPS GO IN AND LOOK AT THE

INTELLIGENCE AND POSSIBLY PICKOUT TARGETS FOR THE FUTURE.

STEPHEN: IF YOU COULD HAVETHE PRESIDENT'S EAR FOR A

MOMENT, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HIMTO DO?

HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

I KNOW HE WATCHES THIS SHOW.

MR. PRESIDENT, TAKE ME OFF MUTEFOR A SECOND.

OKAY.

TAKE ME OFF MUTE.

OKAY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

IS 300 GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO DOTHE JOB?

>> WELL, IF THE JOB IS TO STOP ACIVIL WAR IN IRAQ...

>> Stephen: WHAT OTHER JOB ISTHERE HERE?

WHAT OTHER JOB IS THERE?

>> THEY WOULD POTENTIALLY BEABLE TO BLUNT THE ADVANCE OF

THIS GROUP ISIS AS IT MOVESTOWARD BAGHDAD.

THAT MAY BE THE BEST THEY COULDDO IS STOP THE ADVANCE ON

BAGHDAD.

MAYBE HIT TROOP POSITIONS OFISIS.

BUT ISIS IS NOW IN THE CITIES.

THEY ARE SPREAD OUT AROUNDESPECIALLY THE NORTHERN PART OF

IRAQ, SO IT'S NOT AS IF AIRSTRIKES ARE THIS PANACEA WHERE

YOU CAN SEE MASKED ARMIES.

THEY'RE NOW MIXED WITH THEPOPULATION.

IT'S NOT AS EASY AS SAYING,LET'S HAVE AIR STRIKES.

>> Stephen: SHOULD OBAMA HAVESENT ADVISERS EARLIER, SENT MORE

OR NOT HAVE SENT THEM AT ALL?

AND REMEMBER, WHATEVER YOU THINKTHE ANSWER, IS HE'S WRONG.

>> JUST... ISIS WAS... THEANSWER IS IT'S NOT EASY TO

CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT.

BASICALLY IT'S HARD TO IMAGINEIF SENDING ADVISERS MUCH EARLIER

WOULD HAVE KEPT ISIS FROM DOINGWHAT IT HAS DONE.

TAKE MOSUL.

TAKE SOME OF THE CITIES IN THENORTH.

>> DO YOU THINK THIS IS...

OBVIOUSLY YOU DON'T HAVE THEPRESIDENT'S EAR.

BUT WOULD YOU IMAGINE THAT THISIS THE FIRST... WOULD YOU

IMAGINE THIS IS THE FIRST 300,YOU KNOW, ADVISERS?

COULD WE EVENTUALLY BE ADVISINGTHEM FROM AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OR

ADVISING THEM FROM... YOU KNOW,COULD WE BE CARPET ADVISING THEM

OR ADVISING THEM WITH SOME SORTOF MOTORIZED VEHICLE WITH LOTS

OF ARMOR AND A BIG GUN ONTHE FRONT.

>> ADVISING CAN MEAN A LOT OFTHINGS.

EVERY FIBER OF OBAMA'S BODY ISPROBABLY SAYING, I'M NOT GOING

TO ESCALATE BACK INTO IRAQ.

HIS FOREIGN POLICY LEGACY IS HEENDED INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ.

>> Stephen: EVIDENTLY NOT.

>> EVIDENTLY NOT.

SO WE'RE GOING BACK IN, IT'SHARD TO IMAGINE SEEING MASSIVE

ESCALATION OF THE MILITARY.

>> Stephen: HOLD ON ONESECOND.

NO, THAT WAS EASY.

THANK YOU, MARK.

MARK MAZZETTI.

"NEW YORK TIMES" NATIONALSECURITY CORRESPONDENT

MARK MAZZETTI. WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, YOU KNOW, I'LL TELL YOU,FOLKS, AS A MILLENNIAL, I ALWAYS

KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST HASHTAGMEMES FROM THE AT INTERNET DOT

APP.

FOR INSTANCE, HAVE YOU SEEN THEIRAQI MILITARY SPOKESMAN

WHOSENAME IS SAAD MAAN?

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE SITUATIONTHERE IS TRAAGAAC.

BUT THERE'S ANOTHER STAR BLOWINGUP THE INNER TUBES RIGHT NOW,

AND HIS NAME IS JEREMY MEEKS.

AND HE'S YOUR CLASSIC BAD BOY.

IN THAT POLICE IN STOCKTON,CALIFORNIA, BELIEVE HIM TO BE

QUITE DANGEROUS.

>> MAN IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIAWILL BE FORMALLY CHARGED TODAY

IN A WEAPONS CASE, BUT THAT ISNOT WHY HE'S GETTING ALL THIS

ATTENTION. LOOK AT THIS FACE.

>> MEET JEREMY MEEKS.

HIS MUGSHOT HAS GONE VIRAL.

ALL OVER FACEBOOK AND ALL OVERTHE WORLD.

ON STOCKTON'S PAGE, MORE THAN24,000 LIKES AND MORE THAN.

6,000 COMMENTS.

VANESSA VIEIRA WRITING, "IF THISGUY BROKE INTO MY HOUSE,

I'D MAKE HIM FORGET WHY HE BROKEIN WITHIN 30 SECONDS. LOL."

LEIDY SANTIAGO: "I'VE GOT 50SHADES ON THAT MAN! OH GOD YES!

>> Stephen: OH, GOD, YES.

JUST LOOK AT HIM,THAT JAW LINE, THOSE BABY BLUES.

I MEAN GUN TO MY HEAD, I BELIEVETHAT'S WHAT HE'S IN FOR.

FOLKS, MEEKS' FANS SEE HIM ASMORE THAN A PRETTY FACE.

THEY BELIEVE HE HAS THE SKILLSTO TURN AROUND HIS LIFE USING

HIS PRETTY FACE.

WITH COMMENTS LIKE GET AN AGENTIN TRAINING.

I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE MOVIES.

AND HE SHOULD BE FREED ANDMODELING SOMEWHERE, YES HE COULD

BE MAKING A MEANINGFULCONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY LIKE

WALKING BACK AND FORTH ON ANELEVATED PLATFORM, LOOKING BORED

ABOUT HIS CAPE.

[LAUGHTER]AND THE INTERNET IS ALREADY

LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HISFUTURE CAREER BY PHOTOSHOPING

HIM INTO ADS FOR DOLCE &GABBANA, CALVIN KLEIN AND HUGO

BOSS, A TACTIC THAT SO FAR HASNOT WORKED FOR THOSE SEEKING THE

RELEASE OF CHARLES MANSON.

[LAUGHTER]FOLKS, THIS STORY, I GOT TO TELL

YOU, THIS MAN, THIS STORY GIVESME HOPE FOR AMERICA'S BROKEN

PRISON SYSTEM.

SEE, ONE OUT OF EVERY 18 MEN INTHIS COUNTRY IS INCARCERATED.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE YOUNGLIVES TRAPPED IN A CYCLE OF

POVERTY, VIOLENCE ANDIMPRISONMENT, YOU START TO

REALIZE, MAYBE IT'S BECAUSETHEY'RE TOTAL UGGOS.

[LAUGHTER]FOR INSTANCE, LOOK AT THE

TRAGIC, LESS-THAN-HOTNESS OF THEMEN MEEKS WAS ARRESTED WITH.

SORRY, BUT NO ONE IS STARTING AFACEBOOK PAGE TITLED "FREE THESE

GUYS.

THEY'VE GOT A GREAT SENSE OFHUMOR."

JEREMY MEEKS PROVES THAT OURPRISONS DON'T NEED REFORM.

THEY NEED MAKEOVERS.

WATCH THIS.

GUILTY, NOT GUILTY.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, STILL ALITTLE BIT NAUGHTY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

HELLO.

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IT THE AUTHOROF A BEST-SELLING BOOK

ABOUT KIDS WITH CANCER FALLINGIN LOVE.

IT'S THE PERFECT SUMMER BEACHWEEP.

PLEASE WELCOME JOHN GREEN.

HEY, MR. GREEN, THANK YOU FORCOMING ON

>> MY PLEASURE. THANK YOU FORHAVING ME HERE

>> Stephen: NICE TO MEET YOU.AS YOU CAN TELL,

PEOPLE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVEYOU HERE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]FOR THOSE FEW PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT

KNOW, YOU'RE THE AUTHOR OF"LOOKING FOR ALASKA," "PAPER

TOWNS" AND "THE FAULT IN OURSTARS," WHICH HAS SPENT OVER 130

WEEKS ON "THE NEW YORK TIMES"BESTSELLER LIST AND A MOVIE

RELEASED ON JUNE 6th THATIS KICKING ALL KINDS OF ASS.

IT REALLY IS.

NOW, I... WHEN I FIRST HEARD"FAULT IN OUR STARS," I ASSUMED

IT WAS ABOUT ALIENS WHO COMEDOWN TO EARTH WITH SOME SORT OF

RAY GUN THAT MAKES TEENAGERSCRY.

>> YEAH.

THAT'S PART OF IT.

>> Stephen: BUT I HAVE FOUNDOUT SINCE THEN IT'S THE STORY OF

TWO TEENAGERS WITH CANCER WHOFALL IN LOVE.

>> YEAH, IT'S THE STORY OF TWOKIDS WHO MEET AT SUPPORT GROUP.

THEY FALL IN LOVE.

THEY ALSO FALL IN LOVE WITH ABOOK AND THEY WANT TO MEET THE

AUTHOR OF THAT BOOK.

IT'S STORY OF THEIR COMINGTOGETHER AND BEING IN LOVE EVEN

THOUGH THEY'RE BOTH QUITE SICK.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU COMEUP WITH THE IDEA?

DID YOU JUST TAKE THE SADDESTTHINGS YOU CAN THINK OF AND THEN

JUST PUT THEM ON PIECES OF PAPERAND PUT IT IN THE MOST

DEPRESSING HAT IMAGINABLE?

PULL THEM OUT AND DO IT LIKEMAGNETIC POETRY?

WHY MAKE US CRY SO HARD?

>> WELL, I ALSO MADE MYSELF CRYA LOT.

DID YOU CRYING MAKING IT?

>> OF COURSE.

I WOULD GO INTO STARBUCKS ATLIKE 7:30 AND OPEN UP MY

COMPUTER AND BEGIN TO WEEP.

THEN FOUR HOURS LATER I WOULDCLOSE MY COMPUTER AND GO INTO MY

OFFICE.

AND I'M SURE THE BARISTASTHOUGHT I WAS BANANAS.

I CRIED A LOT WRITING IT.

I WAS REALLY GOOD FRIENDS WITH AYOUNG WOMAN NAMED ESTHER, TO

WHOM THE BOOK IS DEDICATED.

ESTHER DIED OF CANCER IN AUGUST2010 WHEN SHE WAS 16.

A LOT OF THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN INA FURIOUS PERIOD OF GRIEF AFTER

HER DEATH.

SO IT WAS JUST SOMETHING ICOULDN'T NOT WRITE.

IT IS USUALLY THE MOST FUN KINDOF WRITING, BUT IN THIS CASE IT

WAS ALSO THE MOST SAD.

>> Stephen: WELL, THIS HASBEEN CALLED A "YOUNG ADULT

NOVEL."

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT TERM,"YOUNG ADULT NOVEL" BECAUSE AS

FAR AS I CAN TELL, A YOUNG ADULTNOVEL IS A REGULAR NOVEL THAT

PEOPLE ACTUALLY READ.

[LAUGHTER]>> YEAH.

BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN YOUCALL SOMETHING A YOUNG ADULT

NOVEL, THERE'S A GHETTOIZATIONOF IT

>> THERE IS IN A WAY BUT THERE'SALSO THAT CONNOTATION,

OH, I MIGHT LIKE READING IT.

I LOVE BEING A POP WRITER.

I WANT TO STAY ONE.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE MORE THAN APOP WRITER.

YOU'RE A MULTIMEDIA POP ARTISTBECAUSE YOU ALSO HAVE SOMETHING

CALLED THE VLOG BROTHERS YOU DOWITH YOUR BROTHER.

WHAT'S HIS NAME?

>> HANK.

>> AND YOU HAVE A YOUTUBECHANNEL.

>> JUST ONE PERSON.

>> Stephen: EXACTLY.

I THINK THAT MIGHT HAVE BEENHANK.

NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION.

OVER 200 MILLION VIEWS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO ON THEVLOG BROTHERS THAT YOU CAN'T DO

IN A BOOK?

>> WELL, BOOKS TAKE YEARS ANDYEARS TO WRITE.

IT'S LIKE A REALLY LONG GAME OFMARCO POLO WHERE YOU'RE IN YOUR

BASEMENT SAYING MARCO, MARCO,MARCO, MARCO, AND IT'S NOT FOR

LIKE FOUR YEARS THAT SOMEONESAYS OH, POLO.

>> Stephen: AND YOU DO IT WITHYOUR EYES CLOSED.

WHEREAS WITH YOUTUBE AND THEINTERNET, YOU CAN CONNECT TO

PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY.

YOU CAN ALSO DO BIGGER COMMUNITYPROJECTS.

WE HAVE A NON-PROFIT PROJECTCALLED THE PROJECT FOR AWESOME

WHERE EVERY DECEMBER WE RAISEMONEY FOR CHARITY, AND WE HAVE

LOTS AND LOTS OF PROJECTS,BUILDING WELLS IN HAITI AND

BANGLADESH, AND THAT'S STUFFBOOKS CAN'T DO.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU A CULT

LEADER?

THERE ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WHOREALLY WOULD JUST HURL

THEMSELVES OFF A CLIFF FOR YOUIF AT THE BOTTOM THEY COULD DIG

A WELL IN HAITI.

>> I HOPE YOU WON'T MIND IF IANSWER YOUR QUESTION WITH A

QUESTION, WHICH IS: ARE YOU ACULT LEADER

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE][AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"]

>> Stephen: TELL YOU WHAT, IFYOU HAVE SOME TIME, COME OUT TO

THE COMPOUND THIS WEEKEND.

[LAUGHTER]WE'LL SET YOU UP WITH A CHILD

BRIDE.

>> I'VE BEEN ITCHING FOR ANINVITE.

I'M SO GRATEFUL.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU SEEN THEMOVIE?

>> YEAH, I'VE SEEN IT DOZENS OFTIMES.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> I LOVE THE MOVIE.

I SNEAK INTO THEATERS AND WATCHIT STILL.

IT MAKES ME SAD, I CRY A LOT,BUT IT ALSO FILLS ME UP AND

MAKES ME JOYFUL TO WATCH OTHERPEOPLE CRY AT SOMETHING I MADE.

[LAUGHTER]>> Stephen: CAN YOU NOT AFFORD

A TICKET TO A MOVIE?

YOU REALLY HAVE TO SNEAK IN?

>> NO, I PAY.

I SNEAK IN AND SIT IN THE BACKROW.

>> Stephen: JUST WANTED TOMAKE SURE.

I KNOW NOVELS DON'T PAY WHATTHEY USED TO

>> NO, IT'S OKAY.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR JOINING ME.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: JOHN GREEN, THEFAULT IN OUR STARS.

THE BOOK AND THERE'S A MOVIE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THAT'S IT FOR "THE REPORT,"EVERYBODY.

GOOD NIGHT.

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