The Colbert Report got a double dose of the Bloomberg administration yesterday. Not only was Schools Chancellor Joel Klein the interview guest, there was a short bit about Stephen Colbert "interrupting" a mayoral speech in Times Square to ask Mayor Bloomberg to sign his cast. The Bloomberg video is above and video of Klein's segment is below.
During his appearance, Klein discussed the city's cash incentive pilot program for the poor where family members will be compensated for doing certain things, like going to the dentist or having good school attendance. Colbert opined, "Now, I love this idea of paying the students because, what it does is, it brings free-market forces to knowledge. If you score in seventh grade and make $500, you can invest that money in nerds to write term papers for you when you get to eighth grade."
Klein also did another segment on the show after his interview - here's a link.