Tonight, Lori Lipman Brown — the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America — is scheduled to appear on The Colbert Report (after being bumped last night).
In anticipation of her “Better Know a Lobbyist” segment, other organizations are already sending their congratulations. Here’s a statement from the Council for Secular Humanism:
The Council for Secular Humanism congratulates our friends at SCA on securing this opportunity to promote awareness of the nonreligious community in the United States. The show should be interesting — and entertaining.
For those who would like some inside information about the interview in advance of the airing…
It was filmed in the Secular Coalition for America offices in Washington, D.C. — not a studio. Lori said the SCA sign was visible on the shelf, as were pictures of herself, partner, and pet. Hopefully, all were caught on camera.
Did she receive any advice before being interviewed?
“Don’t laugh,” she said, adding that that’s not easy when facing Stephen Colbert.
The two hours of taping were whittled down to a five or six minute segment.
What was cut?!
Lori speculates with good humor:
I’m sure he will cut the parts where I am absolutely brilliant, so whatever he shows — just assume I was much more spectacular on the cutting room floor. I also assume he will cut the nude scenes.
I can’t wait